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Jasper County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Rensselaer

Largest City: Rensselaer (2021 population: 6,130)

Population per Square Mile: 59.13

Square Miles: 559.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)33,481480.5%6,484,050
Today (2021)33,091500.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*38,595400.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.2%55 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration26120 14,280
Net International Migration177 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-7960-11.4%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,773535.4%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7314817.3%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,123449.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,7155123.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,6854826.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,0644918.3%16.4%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone130520.4%0.4%
Asian Alone172530.5%2.7%
Black Alone329481.0%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14530.0%0.1%
White32,0024996.7%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups444461.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic30,8925193.4%92.3%
Hispanic2,199346.6%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)12,67650100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3714918.7%18.3%
Married Without Children4,3455034.3%29.8%
Single Parents1,054488.3%9.3%
Living Alone3,5554528.0%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 2021 (estimate)13,67651100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)13,63951100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,8534772.2%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$158,30019  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,8235220.7%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$60628  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 5,519460.5%1,120,155
Public5,006490.5%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)22,720490.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher89.4%42 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree15.1%66 27.2%

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 2021$55,0181897.4%56,497
Median Household Income in 202070,66213116.2%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20208.3%7671.6%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.5%7570.5%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202121570.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,576460.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,099530.4%481,568

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, 2019363530.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 201718640.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019333530.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force15,355500.5%3,321,548
Employed14,814500.5%3,203,166
Unemployed541380.5%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.52897.2%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate3.020107.1%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,500100.0%$896,335100.0%$57,828
Wage and Salary12,02177.6%$534,36959.6%$44,453
Farm Proprietors4903.2%$105,96311.8%$216,251
Nonfarm Proprietors2,98919.3%$119,11813.3%$39,852
Farm8505.5%$121,64813.6%$143,115
Nonfarm14,65094.5%$774,68786.4%$52,880
Private13,04484.2%$691,01877.1%$52,976
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9896.4%$22,0242.5%$22,269
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2351.5%$3,1930.4%$13,587
  Construction1,0726.9%$58,3216.5%$54,404
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,2978.4%$52,9045.9%$40,790
  Information840.5%$3,9590.4%$47,131
  Manufacturing1,59910.3%$134,31215.0%$83,997
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,86112.0%$56,4366.3%$30,326
  Trans., Warehousing1,4799.5%$93,08710.4%$62,939
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,712*17.5%*$98,870*11.0%*$36,456*
Government1,60610.4%$83,6699.3%$52,098

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed165100.0%100.0%$45,800$7,583,249
Single-Family16197.6%74.4%$44,880$6,692,956
2-Family42.4%2.4%920$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
De Motte4,24612.8%
Remington1,3164.0%
Rensselaer6,13018.5%
Wheatfield9072.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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