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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, 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 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 (2020/2021 Total Reported) 5,364450.5%1,112,460
Public4,905500.5%1,033,286
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 2020$48,9872894.3%51,926
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 202121570.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,576460.4%636,675
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, 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
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.624104.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work15,038100.0%$834,362100.0%$55,484
Wage and Salary11,87879.0%$515,10461.7%$43,366
Farm Proprietors4943.3%$75,7699.1%$153,379
Nonfarm Proprietors2,66617.7%$104,83712.6%$39,324
Farm8825.9%$92,68411.1%$105,084
Nonfarm14,15694.1%$741,67888.9%$52,393
Private12,53383.3%$658,21378.9%$52,518
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9036.0%$15,6881.9%$17,373
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2061.4%$2,8110.3%$13,646
  Construction1,0116.7%$61,8887.4%$61,215
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3398.9%$54,0976.5%$40,401
  Information710.5%$4,5400.5%$63,944
  Manufacturing1,56110.4%$122,41814.7%$78,423
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4453.0%$17,0772.0%$38,375
  Retail Trade1,76111.7%$53,3816.4%$30,313
  Trans., Warehousing1,4829.9%$92,14911.0%$62,179
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)2,459*16.4%*$84,846*10.2%*$34,504*
Government1,62310.8%$83,46510.0%$51,426

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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