Rensselaer, Indiana Population 2020

5,839

Rensselaer is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 5,839, it is the 112th largest city in Indiana and the 4353rd largest city in the United States. Rensselaer is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,859 in 2010. Rensselaer reached it's highest population of 5,977 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Rensselaer has a population density of 868 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rensselaer is $55,061 with a poverty rate of 15.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $718 per month, and the median house value is $114,900. The median age in Rensselaer is 40 years, 37.6 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Rensselaer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rensselaer was:

  • White: 92.60%
  • Other race: 2.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rensselaer, Indiana is 5,839, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,837.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,859.

Rensselaer, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,33192.60%
Some Other Race1682.92%
Black or African American1412.45%
Two or More Races651.13%
Asian520.90%

Rensselaer Population Pyramid 2020

Rensselaer Median Age

40


Total

37.6


Male

42.1


Female

Rensselaer Adults

There are 4,317 adults, (924 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer Sex Ratio

Female

2,940

51.07%

Male

2,817

48.93%

Rensselaer Households and Families

Rensselaer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rensselaer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All60%40%
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Male42.1%57.9%
Female36.2%63.8%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3512.3560
Married1,0543.1478.8
Non Family7661.148.8
Female3152.4336.2
Male2162.8742.1

2.83

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rensselaer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1493.75%
9th to 12th Grade54113.63%
High School Graduate1,50637.93%
Some College79720.08%
Associates Degree3358.44%
Bachelors Degree44011.08%
Graduate Degree2025.09%

Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5783,041579
Hispanic25014363
Black10582
Other Race7727
Asian3714

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 25.20%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,400$42,550$22,102
Less Than High School$16,023$21,313$10,663
High School Grad$35,156$42,697$22,361
Some College$37,762$43,036$21,681
Bachelors Degree$35,694$41,250$30,625
Graduate Degree$51,625$52,917$37,917

$33,400

Average Earnings

$42,550

Average Male

$22,102

Average Female

Rensselaer Language

Rensselaer Language by Age

Rensselaer Language

94.97% of Rensselaer residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.05% of the population.

Rensselaer Poverty

Rensselaer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,87272514.88%
Hispanic41515537.35%
Other1587044.30%

15.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.51%

Male Poverty Rate

16.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rensselaer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is Other, with 44.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is White, with 14.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.59%
High School12.38%
Some College10.04%
Bachelors or Greater9.97%
Name Poverty
Female Employed8.85%
Male Employed6.62%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Rensselaer Income

Rensselaer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,394$55,061
Families$55,486$61,090
Married Families$77,150-
Non Families$27,500$38,438

Rensselaer Marital Status

Rensselaer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer Married by Age and Sex

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

Rensselaer Veterans

331

Number of Veterans

325

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War80
Vietnam70
Korea19
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+78
35 to 5474
18 to 3473
65 to 7462
55 to 6444
Name Veterans % of Total
White3047.48%
Hispanic2710.80%
Other2735.06%

$Rensselaer Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer Employment Status

64%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rensselaer Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.64%

Born in Indiana

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.72% of Rensselaer residents were born in the United States, with 76.64% having been born in Indiana. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,83910.02%
20195,83810.02%
20185,837-45-0.77%
20175,88210.02%
20165,881-31-0.52%
20155,912-17-0.29%
20145,929-2-0.03%
20135,931-33-0.55%
20125,964160.27%
20115,948-29-0.49%
20105,9776831.22%
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%