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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2015 population: 5,927)

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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,912485.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)6,2024418.5%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,262449.7%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7404923.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,9904926.9%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)5,3645016.0%14.6%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone105530.3%0.4%
Asian Alone159500.5%2.1%
Black Alone304470.9%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17400.1%0.1%
White32,5154897.1%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups370471.1%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,4505194.0%93.3%
Hispanic2,020296.0%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)11,98851100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8704123.9%19.4%
Married Without Children4,5844738.2%30.1%
Single Parents1,004538.4%9.9%
Living Alone2,5475821.2%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)13,37151100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)13,26652100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,4285171.1%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$148,70011  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,5605519.3%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$57919  

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 2014 ACS)21,913490.5%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher87.9%33 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree15.3%51 23.6%

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, 2014385490.5%84,080
Births to Teens, 201416730.3%6,277
Deaths, 2014334500.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,311490.5%3,271,536
Employed15,370490.5%3,114,002
Unemployed941350.6%157,534
Annual Unemployment Rate5.815120.8%4.8
February 2017 Unemployment Rate6.31165.8%3.8

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed66100.0%100.0%$15,293$3,737,044
Single-Family66100.0%68.4%$15,293$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
De Motte4,00712.0%
Remington1,1633.5%
Rensselaer5,92717.7%
Wheatfield8452.5%
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