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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2019 population: 5,842)

Population per Square Mile: 59.97

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,481480.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)33,562490.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*38,595400.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.2%37 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration16617 3,997
Net International Migration373 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)31410.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,906495.7%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8344517.4%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,144449.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,8274923.3%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,7684926.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,0834818.1%16.1%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118520.4%0.4%
Asian Alone162570.5%2.6%
Black Alone304490.9%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15490.0%0.1%
White32,5544797.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups409471.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4934993.8%92.7%
Hispanic2,069326.2%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)12,53950100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3135318.4%18.6%
Married Without Children4,6354537.0%29.9%
Single Parents1,030488.2%9.5%
Living Alone3,0925324.7%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)13,71351100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)13,52151100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,4865070.2%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$158,30012  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0534822.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$61520  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,280490.5%1,111,333
Public5,199480.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)22,363490.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88.2%52 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree14.9%62 25.9%

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 2018$43,2933791.8%47,149
Median Household Income in 201866,72011119.7%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20189.4%7172.3%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.3%7270.3%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201917660.3%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,264500.4%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,261530.4%507,739

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, 2017374500.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201718640.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017326560.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,435500.5%3,387,366
Employed15,831500.5%3,275,056
Unemployed604390.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.717112.1%3.3
September 2020 Unemployment Rate5.32691.4%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,935100.0%$754,618100.0%$47,356
Wage and Salary12,38877.7%$511,97567.8%$41,328
Farm Proprietors4963.1%$9460.1%$1,907
Nonfarm Proprietors3,05119.1%$112,30714.9%$36,810
Farm9856.2%$22,9933.0%$23,343
Nonfarm14,95093.8%$731,62597.0%$48,938
Private13,32283.6%$653,87186.6%$49,082
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0486.6%$17,6582.3%$16,849
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2231.4%$2,6000.3%$11,659
  Construction1,1877.4%$73,8089.8%$62,180
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3338.4%$49,1296.5%$36,856
  Information850.5%$4,4430.6%$52,271
  Manufacturing1,64610.3%$122,26616.2%$74,281
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,87611.8%$47,8776.3%$25,521
  Trans., Warehousing1,5849.9%$89,23911.8%$56,338
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,642*16.6%*$75,470*10.0%*$28,565*
Government1,62810.2%$77,75410.3%$47,760

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed116100.0%100.0%$28,643$4,988,366
Single-Family11296.6%73.1%$28,152$4,298,385
2-Family43.4%1.6%491$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
De Motte4,15912.4%
Remington1,1553.4%
Rensselaer5,84217.4%
Wheatfield8732.6%
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