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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2018 population: 5,837)

Population per Square Mile: 59.63

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,481480.5%6,484,192
Today (2018)33,370490.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,323430.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.3%38 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13672 3,555
Net International Migration555 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)41410.2%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,918505.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8264417.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,191449.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,6865023.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,8774926.6%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)5,8724917.6%15.8%
Median Age40.3  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone115510.3%0.4%
Asian Alone159560.5%2.5%
Black Alone290470.9%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16470.0%0.1%
White32,3954897.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups395471.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,3325193.9%92.9%
Hispanic2,038326.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)12,22051100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3645219.3%18.8%
Married Without Children4,5634637.3%30.0%
Single Parents1,048488.6%9.6%
Living Alone2,9925324.5%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)13,64151100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)13,46151100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,3375169.4%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$153,20012  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,8835221.4%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$61417  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,271490.5%1,117,590
Public5,183480.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)22,258490.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher87.7%56 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree14.9%61 25.3%

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 201758,89120108.8%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.0%7175.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.3%7374.7%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813760.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,425510.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,291520.4%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,509500.5%3,381,713
Employed15,860500.5%3,265,580
Unemployed649380.6%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.916114.7%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.94096.7%3.0

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed97100.0%100.0%$21,585$4,879,857
Single-Family97100.0%76.4%$21,585$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
De Motte4,08212.2%
Remington1,1553.5%
Rensselaer5,83717.5%
Wheatfield8542.6%
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