Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Rensselaer, IN (Indiana) Houses and Residents

Rensselaer,IN index of house prices

Total population: 5,937 (Urban population: 5,100 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 133 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 2,492 (2,249 occupied: 1,307 owner occupied, 945 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

32%

Housing density: 859 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $167,918.

Median contract rent in 2016: $348 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $422)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $916


Median gross rent in Rensselaer, IN in 2016: $403

Housing units in Rensselaer with a mortgage: 914 (12 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 390

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $74,021

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,151

Median monthly housing costs: $687


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Latest news about housing in Rensselaer, IN collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Rensselaer, IN forum
Recent posts about housing in Rensselaer, Indiana on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users:
Rensselaer, IN  (9 replies)
Homeowners-Auto Insurance  (3 replies)
Relocating to Kentland....  (5 replies)
Rensselaer, Indiana Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $123,185 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$123,185
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,353 - $158,206
Median year house/condo built: 1957

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,394
  • In family households: 4,279 (688 male householders, 758 female householders)
    1,074 spouses, 1,479 children (1,423 natural, 23 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 55 brothers or sisters, 44 parents, 56 other relatives, 109 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 865 (328 male householders (297 living alone)), 481 female householders (466 living alone)), 50 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246

Size of family households: 778 2-persons, 367 3-persons, 184 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 17 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 763 1-person, 39 2-persons.

676 married couples with children.
417 single-parent households (72 men, 345 women).

94.2% of residents of Rensselaer speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 121 (2.2%)
(64.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 3522 bedrooms
  • 7353 bedrooms
  • 1454 bedrooms
  • 535+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 1771 bedroom
  • 4212 bedrooms
  • 3043 bedrooms
  • 294 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 32no vehicle
  • 3911 vehicle
  • 5612 vehicles
  • 2273 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population

Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer in renter-occupied apartments

  • 141no vehicle
  • 4551 vehicle
  • 3062 vehicles
  • 253 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 213 rooms
  • 524 rooms
  • 2685 rooms
  • 2936 rooms
  • 2447 rooms
  • 2718 rooms
  • 1559+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • 81 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 1143 rooms
  • 3664 rooms
  • 2005 rooms
  • 1486 rooms
  • 767 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 119+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Rensselaer, IN household income distribution

  • Rensselaer, IN household income distribution
  • 132Less than $10,000
  • 138$10,000 to $14,999
  • 176$15,000 to $19,999
  • 165$20,000 to $24,999
  • 77$25,000 to $29,999
  • 167$30,000 to $34,999
  • 117$35,000 to $39,999
  • 134$40,000 to $44,999
  • 96$45,000 to $49,999
  • 173$50,000 to $59,999
  • 274$60,000 to $74,999
  • 219$75,000 to $99,999
  • 194$100,000 to $124,999
  • 79$125,000 to $149,999
  • 32$150,000 to $199,999
  • 48$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rensselaer, IN

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rensselaer, IN
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 35$60,000 to $69,999
  • 103$70,000 to $79,999
  • 106$80,000 to $89,999
  • 135$90,000 to $99,999
  • 298$100,000 to $124,999
  • 230$125,000 to $149,999
  • 96$150,000 to $174,999
  • 40$175,000 to $199,999
  • 128$200,000 to $249,999
  • 17$250,000 to $299,999
  • 38$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rensselaer, IN

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rensselaer, IN
  • 13Less than $100
  • 36$100 to $149
  • 32$200 to $249
  • 26$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 68$350 to $399
  • 92$400 to $449
  • 62$450 to $499
  • 51$500 to $549
  • 114$550 to $599
  • 94$600 to $649
  • 139$650 to $699
  • 79$700 to $749
  • 20$750 to $799
  • 48No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 362010 or later
  • 322000 to 2009
  • 111990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 71970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Rensselaer population
Rensselaer commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 427
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 910
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 308
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 191
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 228
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 73
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 222
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 26
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 20
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 142
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 80
  • 90 or more minutes: 34
Rensselaer, IN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.8%
Number of people working at home: 45 (1.6% of all workers)

Rensselaer mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 4,087 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 378 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (1%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 142 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 503
 American: 349
 Irish: 130
 English: 124
 Scottish: 81
 European: 56
 Polish: 39
 British: 36
 French Canadian: 26
 Italian: 24
 French (except Basque): 18
 Czech: 16
 Swiss: 15
 Iranian: 10
 Slovak: 10
 Swedish: 9
 Dutch: 8
 Hungarian: 8
 Scotch-Irish: 8
 Lithuanian: 6
 Armenian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 27%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 25%Mexico
  • 23%El Salvador
  • 13%Korea
  • 7%Iran
  • 1%France
  • 0%Scotland

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3,899
  • Other state: 1,338
  • Northeast: 108
  • Midwest: 709
  • South: 407
  • West: 111

87% of Rensselaer residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Indiana.

Rensselaer:

86.9%
State average:

85.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 19
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 10
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 35
  • 9th grade: 27
  • 10th grade: 55
  • 11th grade: 165
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 64
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 621
  • Less than 1 year of college: 119
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 208
  • Associate degree: 137
  • Bachelor's degree: 159
  • Master's degree: 130
  • Professional school degree: 61
  • Doctorate degree: 56

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 7
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 37
  • 7th and 8th grade: 54
  • 9th grade: 39
  • 10th grade: 53
  • 11th grade: 66
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 22
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 689
  • Less than 1 year of college: 190
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 300
  • Associate degree: 239
  • Bachelor's degree: 243
  • Master's degree: 51
  • Professional school degree: 23
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 100.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 38.0%Males
Rensselaer marital status for males
Rensselaer marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,758
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 155
  • 3 or 4: 171
  • 5 to 9: 214
  • 10 to 19: 71
  • 20 to 49: 47
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $113,267

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Rensselaer:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rensselaer
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.1%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (64.7%)
  • Electricity (34.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

9.7%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

18.3%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

28.8%
Indiana:

20.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)