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Population in 2012: 5,912 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
Males: 2,691  (45.5%)
Females: 3,221  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47978.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,669 (it was $34,821 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$40,669
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,517

Rensselaer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,586 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$107,586
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,886; Detached houses: $125,259; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,903; In 2-unit structures: $152,081; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,639; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $29,892; Mobile homes: $86,354

Median gross rent in 2012: $605.

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  • White alone - 5,615 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 180 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 102 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 77 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 38 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rensselaer: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.0%), Irish (14.4%), English (12.8%), United States (7.6%), Dutch (3.6%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 657 feet

Land area: 2.90 square miles.

Population density: 2,038 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rensselaer:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rensselaer city:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

85 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Rensselaer, Indiana as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rensselaer to the number of sex offenders is 370 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $483 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $735 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (39.3 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (68.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Collegeville, IN (1.3 miles ), Mount Ayr, IN (2.8 miles) , Remington, IN (3.5 miles ), Brook, IN (3.5 miles ), Wolcott, IN (3.7 miles ), Goodland, IN (3.8 miles ), Francesville, IN (3.8 miles ), Monon, IN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $176,400

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Latitude: 40.94 N, Longitude: 87.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,555 (+25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,016 (68.3%)

Area code: 219

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Crime rates in Rensselaer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1101307321
per 100,000 18.818.60.016.148.10.0111.547.731.417.0
Robberies 0200001211
per 100,000 0.037.30.00.00.00.015.931.815.717.0
Assaults 85014193728221422
per 100,000 150.393.20.0225.5304.3589.6446.1350.0219.7373.6
Burglaries 24171329336040274440
per 100,000 450.8317.0210.7467.1528.6956.2637.3429.6690.5679.2
Thefts 241159159152132206173212190202
per 100,000 4526.72965.32577.42448.12114.43282.92756.53373.12981.83430.1
Auto thefts 12810710128714
per 100,000 225.4149.2162.1112.7160.2191.2127.5111.415.767.9
Arson 0011156000
per 100,000 0.00.016.216.116.079.795.60.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.3) 272.6195.3129.3195.4231.1327.7344.4288.3239.9280.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rensselaer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Indiana average:

1.74

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Rensselaer, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rensselaer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Rensselaer city center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 30.3 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rensselaer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rensselaer topographic map

Birthplace of: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson - Novelist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rensselaer:

  • JASPER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1104 E GRACE ST)
  • RENSSELAER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1309 E GRACE ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rensselaer:

  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WOLCOTT, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Rensselaer, IN

Airports and heliports located in Rensselaer:


See details about airports and heliports located in Rensselaer, IN

Amtrak station:

RENSSELAER (619 N. CULLEN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

College/University in Rensselaer:

  • Saint Josephs College (Full-time enrollment: 946; Location: US Highway 231; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.saintjoe.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rensselaer:

  • Valparaiso University (about 37 miles; Valparaiso, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,607)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 38 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 41 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 2,889)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 42 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 44 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 44 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 48 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)

Public high school in Rensselaer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rensselaer:

Private elementary/middle school in Rensselaer:

  • ST AUGUSTINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 328 N MCKINLEY AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
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Library in Rensselaer:

  • JASPER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,713,362; Location: 208 WEST SUSAN STREET; 138,393 books; 2,945 e-books; 11,100 audio materials; 9,192 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 550 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rensselaer include: Bethany Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Weston Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Rensselaer: Brook Side Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Knights Inn Rensselaer IN (8530 West Saint Road 114).

Courts: Jasper County - Superior Court Ii Clerks Office- Civil-Criminal Cases (105 West Kellner Boulevard), License Branch-Auto Rensselaer (646 South College Avenue), Jasper County - Circuit Court- Circuit Court Judges Chambers (Courthouse), Jasper County - Superior Court I (Courthouse), Jasper County - Superior Court I Clerks Office- Small Claims- Courthouse- Criminal C (215 West Kellner Boulevard), Jasper County - Superior Court I Clerks Office- Courthouse (115 West Washington Street).

 
Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rensselaer and their reported violations in the past:

TRAILTREE/MIDCONTINENT INN INC. (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2006), St Boil Water Order (FEB-17-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2000), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-1998), St Public Notif received (APR-17-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TRI-COUNTY BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 253, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-12-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2001), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2001)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
HERITAGE PARK APARTMENTS (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 51 regular monitoring violations
ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN (Address: 3234 N 800 W , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ST. JOSEPHS PICNIC AREA (LAKE BANET) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rensselaer that have no violations reported:

  • WHEATFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 58.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 33.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rensselaer, IN

128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
135 people in nursing homes in 2000
36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Rensselaer compared to Indiana state average:

Rensselaer, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Rensselaer (2011 data):

  • Kentland Bank: Rensselaer Branch at 480 South College Avenue, branch established on 2008/12/01. Info updated 2011/08/16: Bank assets: $276.4 mil, Deposits: $223.2 mil, headquarters in Kentland, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Kenbancorp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rensselaer at 125 South Cullen Street, branch established on 1904/06/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Merchants Bank National Association: Rensselaer at 200 West Washington Street, branch established on 1919/10/06. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $4,154.9 mil, Deposits: $3,154.7 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 89 total offices, Holding Company: First Merchants Corporation
  • DeMotte State Bank: Rensselaer Branch at 211 West Drexel Parkway, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $359.4 mil, Deposits: $277.9 mil, headquarters in Demotte, IN, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Demotte Bancorp
  • Alliance Bank: Rensselaer Branch at 501 South College Avenue, branch established on 1996/04/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $290.1 mil, Deposits: $235.5 mil, headquarters in Francesville, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Alliance Bancorp
  • Fifth Third Bank: Rensselaer Branch at 201 N. Van Rensselaer, branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • Knights Inn, 8530 W SR 114, Rensselaer, IN 47978 , Phone: (219) 866-4164, Fax: (219) 866-2120
  • Holiday Inn Express, Asa Lodging, 4788 Nesbitt Dr, Rensselaer, IN 47978 , Phone: (219) 866-7111, Fax: (219) 866-7232
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rensselaer, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rensselaer travel time to work - commute


Rensselaer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rensselaer city (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.89%
Here44.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents30.5%12.0%11.7%10.8%6.4%
Congregations8.3%12.5%4.2%6.3%8.3%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.7%3.6%3.0%2.9%14.5%
Congregations6.3%6.3%4.2%2.1%41.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jasper County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Jasper County:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jasper County:

16.5%
Indiana:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,595$33,5700$0
Other Government Administration 7$10,957$18,7830$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$25,109$37,6640$0
Police - Other 5$12,226$29,3425$1,129
Streets and Highways 3$7,388$29,5520$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,288$26,5760$0
Sewerage 4$15,370$46,1100$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,813$31,2520$0
Water Supply 11$35,989$39,2610$0
Electric Power 16$61,733$46,3000$0
Gas Supply 7$23,763$40,7370$0
Totals for Government 72$219,231$36,5395$1,129

Rensselaer government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,650,000 ($279.09)
    Regular Highways: $478,000 ($80.85)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,679,000 ($960.59)
    Gas Utilities: $5,539,000 ($936.91)
    Sewerage: $4,439,000 ($750.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,551,000 ($262.35)
    Police Protection: $715,000 ($120.94)
    General - Other: $470,000 ($79.50)
    Regular Highways: $311,000 ($52.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $305,000 ($51.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $129,000 ($21.82)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($15.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($10.83)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($9.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($6.60)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($34.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($10.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $487,000 ($82.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($52.77)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($10.49)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($6.60)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($1.01)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($1.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,311,000 ($221.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($7.10)

Rensselaer government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $992,000 ($167.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000 ($24.53)
    All Other: $76,000 ($12.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($5.24)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $832,000 ($140.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($8.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $441,000 ($74.59)
    Highways: $26,000 ($4.40)
    All Other: $9,000 ($1.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $194,000 ($32.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $123,000 ($20.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($4.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.51)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,887,000 ($1164.92)
    Gas Utilities: $6,066,000 ($1026.05)
    Water Utilities: $960,000 ($162.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $588,000 ($99.46)
    All Other: $515,000 ($87.11)
    Highways: $167,000 ($28.25)
  • Tax - Property: $1,118,000 ($189.11)
    Other License: $16,000 ($2.71)

Rensselaer government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,136,000 ($2221.92)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,310,000 ($1405.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,366,000 ($907.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000 ($91.34)

Rensselaer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,729,000 ($799.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,138,000 ($1207.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000 ($235.12)

7.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lake County, IN  1.80% ($47,403 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  1.16% ($34,191)
from Newton County, IN  0.84% ($32,755)


6.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lake County, IN  0.95% ($35,108 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.73% ($38,529)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.54% ($29,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rensselaer:

  • WRIN (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RENSSELAER, IN)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rensselaer:

  • WLQI (97.7 FM; RENSSELAER, IN; Owner: BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPUM (90.5 FM; RENSSELAER, IN; Owner: ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; KENTLAND, IN; Owner: MILNER BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rensselaer:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rensselaer, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Rensselaer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 10,573
Total average daily truck traffic: 928
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 17,112

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rensselaer)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rensselaer, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rensselaer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rensselaer)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Rensselaer, IN
NameCountNameCount
Arby's2Knights Inn1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Fashion Bug1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

Rensselaer on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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