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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2017 population: 5,878)

Population per Square Mile: 59.77

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,478480.5%6,484,125
Today (2017)33,447490.5%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,323430.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.1%35 2.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1141 -1,639
Net International Migration948 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)62410.3%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,914495.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9544417.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,220449.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7314923.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,9314926.7%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,6974917.0%15.4%
Median Age39.9  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone127450.4%0.4%
Asian Alone139570.4%2.4%
Black Alone287480.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16410.0%0.1%
White32,4834897.1%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups395461.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4375194.0%93.0%
Hispanic2,010306.0%7.0%

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 2017 (estimate)13,56751100.0%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 (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,381470.5%1,110,866
Public5,279450.5%1,048,879
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 2017$41,6533392.3%45,150
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 201713810.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,663530.4%656,297
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, 2016395490.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201624590.5%5,294
Deaths, 2016323540.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,348490.5%3,320,409
Employed15,641490.5%3,203,351
Unemployed707340.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate4.312122.9%3.5
November 2018 Unemployment Rate3.735100.0%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work16,118100.0%$762,755100.0%$47,323
Wage and Salary12,70078.8%$509,79666.8%$40,141
Farm Proprietors5033.1%$15,4032.0%$30,622
Nonfarm Proprietors2,91518.1%$105,42713.8%$36,167
Farm9105.6%$32,7794.3%$36,021
Nonfarm15,20894.4%$729,97695.7%$47,999
Private13,58284.3%$653,45485.7%$48,112
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1257.0%$18,1012.4%$16,090
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1721.1%$2,4370.3%$14,169
  Construction1,3758.5%$80,67110.6%$58,670
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1551.0%$10,6261.4%$68,555
  Manufacturing1,61410.0%$123,62016.2%$76,592
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,82611.3%$46,3216.1%$25,367
  Trans., Warehousing1,5179.4%$85,12511.2%$56,114
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,402*14.9%*$66,828*8.8%*$27,822*
Government1,62610.1%$76,52210.0%$47,062

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed84100.0%100.0%$18,960$4,583,500
Single-Family84100.0%74.2%$18,960$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
De Motte4,05212.1%
Remington1,1643.5%
Rensselaer5,87817.6%
Wheatfield8402.5%
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