Rensselaer, Indiana Population 2021

5,822
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Rensselaer is a city located in Jasper County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. With a 2020 population of 5,822, it is the 113th largest city in Indiana and the 4361st largest city in the United States . Rensselaer is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,859 in 2010. Rensselaer reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Rensselaer has a population density of 865 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rensselaer is $60,254 with a poverty rate of 11.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $733 per month, and the median house value is $115,700. The median age in Rensselaer is 37.6 years, 34.5 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Rensselaer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rensselaerwas:

  • White: 93.66%
  • Other race: 2.44%
  • Black or African American: 1.52%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Asian: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rensselaer, Indiana is 5,822 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,842.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,859.

Rensselaer, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,92393.66%
Some Other Race1542.44%
Black or African American961.52%
Two or More Races941.49%
Asian570.90%
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Rensselaer Population by Race

Rensselaer Population Pyramid $2021

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Rensselaer Median Age

37.6


Total

34.5


Male

41.3


Female

Rensselaer Adults

There are 4,506 adults, (956 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Age Dependency

78.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer Sex Ratio

Female

3,159

49.95%

Male

3,165

50.05%

Rensselaer Population by Age

Rensselaer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rensselaer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male42.9%57.1%
Female44.8%55.2%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
All62.5%37.5%
Married78.4%21.6%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rensselaer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4092.5362.5
Married1,1783.4278.4
Non Family7991.0749.1
Female2502.644.8
Male1823.1142.9

3.15

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Rensselaer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1142.73%
9th to 12th Grade52912.65%
High School Graduate1,71741.06%
Some College80219.18%
Associates Degree3658.73%
Bachelors Degree4129.85%
Graduate Degree2435.81%
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Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9033,369638
Hispanic17710017
Other Race6624
Black6147
Asian3012
2+ Races1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.35%.

Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,470$46,550$26,068
Less Than 9th Grade$14,188$18,971$10,793
High School Graduate$38,295$45,785$31,058
Some College$38,209$51,058$22,266
Bachelors Degree$41,023$46,071$38,750
Graduate Degree$51,875$55,577$39,250

$37,470

Average Earnings

$46,550

Average Male

$26,068

Average Female

Rensselaer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rensselaer Language by Age

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Rensselaer Language

96.54% of Rensselaer residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.80% of the population.

Rensselaer Language

Rensselaer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,56962911.29%
Hispanic2988127.18%
Other1476342.86%

11.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.02%

Male Poverty Rate

12.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rensselaer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is Other, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is White, with 11.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.50%.

Rensselaer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.99%
High School13.41%
Some College8.12%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%

Rensselaer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed5.50%
Male Employed4.94%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Rensselaer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rensselaer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,162$60,254
Families$64,196$69,998
Married Families$83,710-
Non Families$26,103$37,499
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Income by Household Type

Rensselaer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer Married by Age and Sex

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Rensselaer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rensselaer Marital Status by Race

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Rensselaer Marital Status

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278

Number of Veterans

272

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War55
Vietnam54
First Gulf War46
Korea20
World War II

Rensselaer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+86
35 to 5461
55 to 6451
65 to 7446
18 to 3434

Rensselaer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2616.08%
Hispanic179.60%
Other Race1725.76%

Rensselaer Veterans by Race

Rensselaer Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rensselaer Employment by Age

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Rensselaer Employment by Race

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Rensselaer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.62%

Born in Rensselaer

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.24% of Rensselaer residents were born in the United States, with 79.62% having been born in Indiana. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rensselaer Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,822-10-0.17%
20205,832-10-0.17%
20195,842-10-0.17%
20185,852-40-0.68%
20175,892-4-0.07%
20165,896-30-0.51%
20155,926-19-0.32%
20145,945-3-0.05%
20135,948-33-0.55%
20125,981170.29%
20115,964-30-0.50%
20105,9947001.25%
20005,2942490.48%
19905,0451010.20%
19804,9442560.53%
19704,688-52-0.11%
19604,7406681.53%
19504,0728582.39%
19403,2144161.40%
19302,798-114-0.40%
19202,9120.00%

Rensselaer Population by Year