Hoosiers by the Numbers

Your premier source for labor market information for Indiana.

IN Depth Regional Profile

Logo

Choose a geography and click go to view its profile:

County:

Region:

Map

Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2022 population: 5,677)

Population per Square Mile: 59.93

Square Miles: 559.60

Go to county's in.gov site

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)32,918520.5%6,484,050
Today (2023)33,535490.5%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*36,308440.5%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.9%43 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration21525 4,599
Net International Migration476 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2840-0.4%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,814515.5%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7324717.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,712518.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,8875023.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,8524726.6%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2844918.9%16.9%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone137490.4%0.4%
Asian Alone157570.5%2.8%
Black Alone254590.8%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17470.1%0.1%
White32,2724897.0%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups444481.3%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,9955093.1%92.1%
Hispanic2,286336.9%7.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)12,55450100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4734419.7%18.1%
Married Without Children4,3624834.7%29.6%
Single Parents1,156449.2%9.0%
Living Alone3,3435026.6%29.4%

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 2022 (estimate)13,82951100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)13,57951100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,1854575.0%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$190,70021  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,3695817.4%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$69824  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 5,562460.5%1,124,094
Public4,973490.5%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)22,772480.5%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher92.9%10 90%
with B.A. or higher degree19%46 28.2%

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 2022$58,1361699.7%58,323
Median Household Income in 202275,73811113.4%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20229.4%7375.2%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.1%6185.1%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202215530.4%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,508430.4%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,252510.4%511,735

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, 2021385460.5%79,946
Births to Teens, 202116550.4%3,845
Deaths, 2019333530.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,970500.5%3,373,887
Employed15,440500.5%3,270,662
Unemployed530380.5%103,225
Annual Unemployment Rate3.318106.5%3.1
February 2024 Unemployment Rate4.91119.5%4.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,747100.0%$997,157100.0%$63,324
Wage and Salary12,05476.5%$568,47557.0%$47,161
Farm Proprietors4823.1%$115,01111.5%$238,612
Nonfarm Proprietors3,21120.4%$179,78718.0%$55,991
Farm8065.1%$133,36913.4%$165,470
Nonfarm14,94194.9%$863,78886.6%$57,813
Private13,34484.7%$778,55178.1%$58,345
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0376.6%$24,9332.5%$24,043
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2411.5%$3,3370.3%$13,846
  Construction1,1267.2%$68,7436.9%$61,051
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2137.7%$51,8025.2%$42,706
  Information960.6%$7,6720.8%$79,917
  Manufacturing1,56810.0%$192,71019.3%$122,902
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,91312.1%$63,1886.3%$33,031
  Trans., Warehousing1,4149.0%$93,1769.3%$65,895
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)3,017*19.2%*$118,631*11.9%*$39,321*
Government1,59710.1%$85,2378.5%$53,373

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed92100.0%100.0%$27,152$6,635,992
Single-Family8491.3%65.0%$26,152$5,513,030
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$76,873
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family88.7%32.6%$1,000$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
De Motte4,23412.6%
Remington1,3374.0%
Rensselaer5,67716.9%
Wheatfield9352.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

city graph