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Jasper County, Indiana

Founded in 1838 and named for Sgt. Jasper, Revolutionary War scout

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2016 population: 5,902)

Population per Square Mile: 59.74

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,478480.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)33,433490.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,323430.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.1%35 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11648 -12,135
Net International Migration2235 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)49440.2%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,965485.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9854417.9%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,252449.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,8014723.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,9334926.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)5,4975016.4%14.9%
Median Age39.5  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone116520.3%0.4%
Asian Alone173500.5%2.2%
Black Alone273480.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16400.0%0.1%
White32,4884897.2%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups367471.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,3975193.9%93.2%
Hispanic2,036296.1%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)11,99651100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6474722.1%19.2%
Married Without Children4,5294637.8%30.0%
Single Parents1,062498.9%9.8%
Living Alone2,6015821.7%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)13,41251100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)13,08052100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,3065171.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$148,30012  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,6905320.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$61513  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,381470.5%1,110,866
Public5,279450.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)22,029490.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher87.9%39 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15.3%52 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$41,6771799.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201560,1959119.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20159.3%8164.6%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.2%8064.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201616790.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,943530.4%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,076570.4%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015382490.5%84,008
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015323540.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,540490.5%3,326,893
Employed15,658490.5%3,179,806
Unemployed882350.6%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.315120.5%4.4
June 2017 Unemployment Rate3.88122.6%3.1

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work16,068100.0%$785,517100.0%$48,887
Wage and Salary12,49177.7%$478,29260.9%$38,291
Farm Proprietors5103.2%$29,4383.7%$57,722
Nonfarm Proprietors3,06719.1%$159,61820.3%$52,044
Farm8545.3%$46,9526.0%$54,979
Nonfarm15,21494.7%$738,56594.0%$48,545
Private13,30282.8%$651,41182.9%$48,971
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1437.1%$18,0662.3%$15,806
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1921.2%$2,1360.3%$11,125
  Construction1,1557.2%$59,6697.6%$51,661
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1460.9%$7,4991.0%$51,363
  Manufacturing1,5059.4%$170,82421.7%$113,504
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3962.5%$12,4291.6%$31,386
  Retail Trade1,85811.6%$45,8815.8%$24,694
  Trans., Warehousing1,67210.4%$88,32211.2%$52,824
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,544*15.8%*$69,719*8.9%*$27,405*
Government1,91211.9%$87,15411.1%$45,583

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed79100.0%100.0%$16,168$3,875,847
Single-Family6987.3%75.2%$15,768$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family1012.7%20.9%$400$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Jasper County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
De Motte4,03012.1%
Remington1,1853.5%
Rensselaer5,90217.7%
Wheatfield8442.5%
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