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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2020 population: 5,780)

Population per Square Mile: 59.76

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,481480.5%6,484,050
Today (2020)33,440500.5%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*38,595400.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.1%38 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-7257 1,323
Net International Migration175 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-649-0.0%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,851515.5%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7564717.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,093449.2%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7934923.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,7484926.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,1994818.5%16.5%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone129520.4%0.4%
Asian Alone169530.5%2.7%
Black Alone308490.9%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15500.0%0.1%
White32,3884796.9%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups431461.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic31,3485093.7%92.6%
Hispanic2,092346.3%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)12,53350100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3095218.4%18.5%
Married Without Children4,6894537.4%29.7%
Single Parents1,016498.1%9.3%
Living Alone3,1975225.5%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)13,81551100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)13,55451100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6015070.8%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$159,70015  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9325021.6%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$61224  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 5,364450.5%1,112,460
Public4,905500.5%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)22,532490.5%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.2%55 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree14.3%67 26.5%

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 2019$45,7772894.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201965,35215113.4%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20198.8%7373.9%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.9%7972.2%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202018670.3%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20202,572470.4%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,583500.5%3,319,010
Employed14,490500.5%3,082,982
Unemployed1,093450.5%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate7.03098.6%7.1
July 2021 Unemployment Rate4.21105.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,755100.0%$787,722100.0%$49,998
Wage and Salary12,28278.0%$505,87664.2%$41,188
Farm Proprietors4983.2%$31,7304.0%$63,715
Nonfarm Proprietors2,97518.9%$117,49514.9%$39,494
Farm9275.9%$49,7146.3%$53,629
Nonfarm14,82894.1%$738,00893.7%$49,771
Private13,18083.7%$654,78183.1%$49,680
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0656.8%$18,5172.4%$17,387
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2421.5%$2,7000.3%$11,157
  Construction1,1007.0%$64,3188.2%$58,471
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3428.5%$49,1186.2%$36,601
  Information910.6%$5,5830.7%$61,352
  Manufacturing1,62910.3%$127,03816.1%$77,985
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,82711.6%$48,7036.2%$26,657
  Trans., Warehousing1,4179.0%$85,77210.9%$60,531
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,139*13.6%*$61,990*7.9%*$28,981*
Government1,64810.5%$83,22710.6%$50,502

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed149100.0%100.0%$39,061$5,872,297
Single-Family149100.0%76.2%$39,061$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
De Motte4,17212.5%
Remington1,1403.4%
Rensselaer5,78017.3%
Wheatfield8802.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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