Rensselaer, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 5,885 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
Males: 2,641  (44.9%)
Females: 3,244  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 47978.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,520 (it was $34,821 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$43,520
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,865 (it was $20,872 in 2000)

Rensselaer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,055 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$111,055
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $601.

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  • Races in Rensselaer, IN (2010)

    Rensselaer races chart
    • 5,40192.2%White alone
    • 3185.4%Hispanic
    • 550.9%Two or more races
    • 390.7%Black alone
    • 240.4%Asian alone
    • 180.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.03%Other race alone

Races in Rensselaer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rensselaer: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (15.9%), English (10.7%), United States (8.0%), Dutch (3.9%), Italian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 657 feet

Land area: 2.90 square miles.

Population density: 2,029 people per square mile   (low).

Rensselaer,IN real estate house value index trend

Rensselaer, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Rensselaer:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rensselaer city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

65 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Rensselaer, Indiana as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rensselaer to the number of sex offenders is 348 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $370 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $609 (0.5%)

Rensselaer satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.94 N, Longitude: 87.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,723 (+29.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,763 (60.3%)

Area code: 219

Rensselaer household income distribution Rensselaer home values distribution

Crime rates in Rensselaer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 11013073213
per 100,000 18.818.60.016.148.10.0111.547.731.417.050.8
Robberies 02000012112
per 100,000 0.037.30.00.00.00.015.931.815.717.033.9
Assaults 8501419372822142221
per 100,000 150.393.20.0225.5304.3589.6446.1350.0219.7373.6355.6
Burglaries 2417132933604027444020
per 100,000 450.8317.0210.7467.1528.6956.2637.3429.6690.5679.2338.7
Thefts 241159159152132206173212190202196
per 100,000 4,526.72,965.32,577.42,448.12,114.43,282.92,756.53,373.12,981.83,430.13,319.2
Auto thefts 128107101287142
per 100,000 225.4149.2162.1112.7160.2191.2127.5111.415.767.933.9
Arson 00111560000
per 100,000 0.00.016.216.116.079.795.60.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.9) 272.4195.1129.2195.2230.9327.5344.1288.1239.7280.2277.7

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City-data.com crime index 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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Rensselaer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rensselaer, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rensselaer-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 84% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, 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 and medical centers in Rensselaer:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rensselaer:

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

Airports and heliports located in Rensselaer:

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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: 1,149; Location: 1498 South College Avenue; 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: 3,542)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 38 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 39 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 41 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 44 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Governors State University (about 46 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 47 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)

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)
See full list of schools located in Rensselaer

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:

HERITAGE PARK APARTMENTS (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAR-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2008), St Boil Water Order (DEC-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.4% for Black residents, 67.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% 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
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, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Rensselaer compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Indiana average:

11.1

Rensselaer travel time to work - commute Rensselaer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,55443
Catholic4,3414
Mainline Protestant3,58710
Other1552
None19,841-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Jasper 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.
State:

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

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,871$47,4840$0
Other Government Administration 6$8,517$17,0340$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$43,104$57,4720$0
Police - Other 5$17,818$42,7634$1,047
Streets and Highways 4$11,511$34,5330$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,063$32,6791$883
Sewerage 6$22,408$44,8160$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,032$42,1920$0
Water Supply 6$25,631$51,2620$0
Electric Power 17$85,416$60,2940$0
Gas Supply 6$23,495$46,9900$0
Other and Unallocable 10$27,777$33,3320$0
Totals for Government 81$303,643$44,9845$1,930

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,650,000 ($280.37)
    Regular Highways: $478,000 ($81.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,679,000 ($965.00)
    Gas Utilities: $5,539,000 ($941.21)
    Sewerage: $4,439,000 ($754.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,551,000 ($263.55)
    Police Protection: $715,000 ($121.50)
    General - Other: $470,000 ($79.86)
    Regular Highways: $311,000 ($52.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $305,000 ($51.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $129,000 ($21.92)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($15.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($10.88)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($9.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($6.63)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($34.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($10.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $487,000 ($82.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($53.02)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($10.54)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($6.63)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($1.02)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($1.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,311,000 ($222.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($7.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $992,000 ($168.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000 ($24.64)
    All Other: $76,000 ($12.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($5.27)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $832,000 ($141.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($8.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $441,000 ($74.94)
    Highways: $26,000 ($4.42)
    All Other: $9,000 ($1.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $194,000 ($32.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $123,000 ($20.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($4.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.51)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,887,000 ($1170.26)
    Gas Utilities: $6,066,000 ($1030.76)
    Water Utilities: $960,000 ($163.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $588,000 ($99.92)
    All Other: $515,000 ($87.51)
    Highways: $167,000 ($28.38)
  • Tax - Property: $1,118,000 ($189.97)
    Other License: $16,000 ($2.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,136,000 ($2232.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,310,000 ($1412.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,366,000 ($911.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000 ($91.76)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,729,000 ($803.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,138,000 ($1212.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000 ($236.19)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  1.15% ($40,569 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.96% ($38,008)
from Newton County, IN  0.54% ($30,412)


6.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.07% ($39,925 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.80% ($38,119)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.59% ($31,527)

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)
Rensselaer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rensselaer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 10,573Total average daily traffic
  • 928Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,112Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark J. Davisson (7)
  • David Hurd (6)
  • Chad A. Hickman (5)
  • Larry L. Spurgeon (2)
  • Joseph John Stabnik (2)
  • Randy Sizemore (1)
  • Ronald Joseph Kasparian (1)
  • David M. Kozyra (1)

Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2015.