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47978 Zip Code (Rensselaer, IN) Detailed Profile




Cities: Rensselaer, IN (1.50%), Collegeville, IN (0.44%)
Counties: Jasper County, IN (96.88%), Newton County, IN (2.06%), White County, IN (1.06%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 11,640
Zip code population in 2010: 11,793
Zip code population in 2000: 11,210

Houses and condos: 4,732
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,224
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 47978: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 257.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 47978
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.4% ($651)
Indiana:

0.8% ($1,263)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $679 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $602 (0.4%)

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Males: 5,728  (49.2%)
Females: 5,912  (50.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 47978:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 47978:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

Zip code 47978 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 47978 (2019)
    • 10,94392.8%White
    • 5504.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1281.1%Black
    • 950.8%Two or more races
    • 310.3%American Indian
    • 370.3%Asian
    • 70.06%Some other race
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 6,329
Rural population: 5,310

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $149,386
47978:

$149,386
Indiana:

$156,000



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in 47978 zip code as of June 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 47978 is 833 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.6 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 47978, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,999 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,999
State:

$52,932

Salary/wage: $40,264 (reported on 83.4% of returns)
Here:

$40,264
State:

$45,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.7% for AGIs below $25k, 79.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 29.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,332 (reported on 31.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,332
Indiana:

$1,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,028 (reported on 16.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,028
State:

$4,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$12,335 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

+$12,335
State:

+$10,406
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 18.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,054 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,054
State:

+$11,105
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,157 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
47978:

$12,157
Indiana:

$13,841
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $19,875 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
47978:

$19,875
Indiana:

$21,482

Total itemized deductions: $18,999 (20% of AGI, reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,999
State:

$20,913

Here:

20.1% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs below $25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,580 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,580
State:

$4,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,356 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
47978:

$7,356
State:

$7,456
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,117 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,117
State:

$2,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.9%
Here:

61%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 53.8% for AGIs below $25k, 60.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 87.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 47978, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,014 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,014
State:

$44,790

Salary/wage: $33,850 (reported on 85.0% of returns)
Here:

$33,850
State:

$39,615
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 118.8% for AGIs below $10k, 73.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,664 (reported on 45.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,664
Indiana:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,601 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,601
State:

$2,998
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,816 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,816
State:

+$8,619
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,599 (reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

+$11,599
State:

+$10,071
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$3,532 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here +$3,532
State -$2,212
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,401 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
47978:

$3,401
Indiana:

$2,840
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $11,956 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$11,956
Indiana:

$15,305

Total itemized deductions: $15,852 (22% of AGI, reported on 22.8% of returns)
Here:

$15,852
State:

$17,065

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.8% for AGIs below $10k, 8.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,126 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,126
State:

$3,550

Here:

4.0% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,012 (reported on 72.7% of returns)
47978:

$5,012
State:

$6,914
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,589 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,589
State:

$1,685

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.4%
Here:

67%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 58.3% for AGIs below $10k, 66.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$63,968
Indiana:

$57,603
Rensselaer, IN (47978) map Nearest zip codes: 47943, 47964, 46392, 46310, 47977, 47995.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.8%
Indiana:

46.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.2%
Indiana:

47.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 486
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,826


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 116 (98 now married, 18 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,623 (1,078 now married, 1,545 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 47978 with a mortgage: 1,955 (25 second mortgage, 261 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,134

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.0%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 47978: State Boulevard Plaza (A), Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Haa-guar Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 47978 include: Barkley Church (A), Bethany Church (B), Brushwood Church (C), Burr Oak Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Saint Lukes Church (G), Saint Peters Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Memory Gardens Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Weston Cemetery (3), Brown Cemetery (4), Rees Cemetery (5), Sandridge Cemetery (6), Price Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Slough Creek (A), Curtis Creek (B), Carpenter Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 47978: Brook Side Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 212014 or later
  • 632010 to 2013
  • 4542000 to 2009
  • 5401990 to 1999
  • 4951980 to 1989
  • 8621970 to 1979
  • 4141960 to 1969
  • 4451950 to 1959
  • 4391940 to 1949
  • 9111939 or earlier

Zip code 47978 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rensselaer, IN (47978)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rensselaer, IN (47978)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 4082 bedrooms
  • 1,8983 bedrooms
  • 5884 bedrooms
  • 1755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rensselaer, IN (47978)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rensselaer, IN (47978)
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2131 bedroom
  • 4392 bedrooms
  • 4383 bedrooms
  • 1044 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15no vehicle
  • 7431 vehicle
  • 1,3332 vehicles
  • 6583 vehicles
  • 2054 vehicles
  • 1445+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 134no vehicle
  • 5571 vehicle
  • 4212 vehicles
  • 893 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 47978 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 47978 household income distribution in 2019
  • 218Less than $10,000
  • 118$10,000 to $14,999
  • 129$15,000 to $19,999
  • 276$20,000 to $24,999
  • 199$25,000 to $29,999
  • 237$30,000 to $34,999
  • 114$35,000 to $39,999
  • 209$40,000 to $44,999
  • 179$45,000 to $49,999
  • 327$50,000 to $59,999
  • 526$60,000 to $74,999
  • 732$75,000 to $99,999
  • 514$100,000 to $124,999
  • 245$125,000 to $149,999
  • 188$150,000 to $199,999
  • 70$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 47978

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 47978
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 74$60,000 to $69,999
  • 105$70,000 to $79,999
  • 212$80,000 to $89,999
  • 147$90,000 to $99,999
  • 620$100,000 to $124,999
  • 345$125,000 to $149,999
  • 357$150,000 to $174,999
  • 222$175,000 to $199,999
  • 379$200,000 to $249,999
  • 57$250,000 to $299,999
  • 160$300,000 to $399,999
  • 70$400,000 to $499,999
  • 43$500,000 to $749,999
  • 23$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 47978

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 47978
  • 20Less than $100
  • 91$100 to $149
  • 10$150 to $199
  • 14$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 52$350 to $399
  • 106$400 to $449
  • 17$450 to $499
  • 50$500 to $549
  • 121$550 to $599
  • 173$600 to $649
  • 63$650 to $699
  • 99$700 to $749
  • 104$750 to $799
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 208No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $780.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $252,397.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $141,846
  • Black or African American householders: $102,104
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $98,177
  • Some other race householders: $176,718
  • Two or more races householders: $101,004
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $164,466

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $149,386
47978:

$149,386
Indiana:

$156,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,269 - $204,003
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 47978
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,785
  • One, attached: 51
  • Two: 203
  • 3 or 4: 184
  • 5 to 9: 215
  • 10 to 19: 102
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 53
  • Mobile homes: 45

Unemployment: 2.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47978

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47978
  • 80.9%4,524Drove a car alone
  • 10.1%563Carpooled
  • 0.7%37Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%7Motorcycle
  • 3.2%178Walked
  • 1.8%100Other means
  • 2.9%162Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47978

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47978
  • 564Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,3065 to 9 minutes
  • 77410 to 14 minutes
  • 55115 to 19 minutes
  • 59520 to 24 minutes
  • 24725 to 29 minutes
  • 23130 to 34 minutes
  • 3835 to 39 minutes
  • 14340 to 44 minutes
  • 37845 to 59 minutes
  • 38460 to 89 minutes
  • 19490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,640
  • Male householders: 2,177 (512 living alone), Female householders: 2,138 (702 living alone)
  • 2,302 spouses (2,302 opposite-sex spouses), 260 unmarried partners, (260 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,299 children (2,816 natural, 181 adopted, 310 stepchildren), 80 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 103 parents, 8 foster children, 148 other relatives, 268 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 751 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,430 2-persons, 680 3-persons, 354 4-persons, 320 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,214 1-person, 203 2-persons, 27 3-persons

2,061 married couples with children.
551 single-parent households (173 men, 378 women).

94.8% of residents of 47978 zip code speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% very well, 26% well, 14% not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% very well, 32% well).

Foreign born population: 292 (2.5%)
(41.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 44%Honduras
  • 16%France
  • 7%Costa Rica
  • 5%Australia
  • 3%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 47978
  • 26%German
  • 15%American
  • 8%European
  • 7%English
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%Polish
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 322010 or later
  • 1172000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 151Before 1990

Zip code 47978 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • SEALY SPRING CORPORATION (1133 NORTH CULLEN STREET in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1991-0004, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-CP-07300005, AIR PROGRAM, ACES-OP-07300005, ACES-OP-07300023, CRTK-3113, EPCRA, LUST-199504525, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UST-6230, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD KITCHEN CABINETS; MATTRESSES, FOUNDATIONS, AND CONVERTIBLE BEDS; HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
    Alternative names: NORTAK INC. NORTHWAY CABINETRY DIV., OHIO-MATTRESS LICENSING AND COMPONENTS, UNIVERSAL RUNDLE CORP NORTHWAY CABINETRY
  • RENSSELAER PLASTICS (1100 E ELM ST in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-9099, EPCRA
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: PLASTICS PIPE
    Organizations: CERTIFIED OPERATOR (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , GENOVA PRODUCT (CONTACT/OWNER) , GENOVA PRODUCTS INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CARGILL INCORPORATED (807 N CULLEN in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-07300013, AIR PROGRAM, CRTK-1845, EPCRA, SPILL-198905041, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, SPILL-198912049, UST-3295, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: PREPARED FEEDS AND FEED INGREDIENTS FOR ANIMALS AND FOWLS, EXCEPT DOGS AND CATS
  • SAINT JOSEPH COLLEGE (HIGHWAY 231 S in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-07300001, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS)
    Business SIC classification: COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
    Organizations: ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
  • RENSSELAER MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY (425 N VAN RENSSELAER STREET in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1988-0270, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.
    Organizations: MUNICIPLE POWER & LIGHT PLT (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , RENSSELAER CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CITY LIGHT PLANT, MUNICIPLE POWER AND LIGHT PLANT, RENSSELAER CITY OF ELEC DEPT, RENSSSELAER MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY
  • SCHUMACHER ELECTRIC CORPORATION (513 N MELVILLE ST in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - LUST-198812081, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, CRTK-3697, EPCRA, ACES-OP-07300015, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: POWER, DISTRIBUTION, AND SPECIALTY TRANSFORMERS; ELECTRONIC COILS, TRANSFORMERS, AND OTHER INDUCTORS; ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
    Business NAICS classification: POWER, DISTRIBUTION, AND SPECIALTY TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: SHUMACHER ELECTRIC CORP.
  • ADM COUNTRYMARK (9179 W SR 14 in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-5694, EPCRA
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ADM GROWMARK
  • BROOKS MOTOR SALES (919 N MCKINLEY in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - LUST-198910549, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, SPILL-198910549, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, UST-2802, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BROOKS MTR SALES (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BROOKS MTR SALES
  • GRANDMAS HOME COOKIN (9378 W SR 114 in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - UST-16199, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: EATING PLACES
    Organizations: CARL E SAYERS 11351 090102 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , MR JAMES B SIMMONS OWNER (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: GRANDMA'S HOME COOKING
  • CITGO SERVICE STATION (701 N MCKINLEY in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-9855, EPCRA, UST-15911, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: RONNING ENTERPRISES
  • RENSSELAER CENTRAL S.D. (605 GROVE ST. in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - UST-11347, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Alternative names: RENNSSELAER CENTRAL S.D., RENSSELAER CENTRAL SCH CORP
  • RENSSELAER MUNICIPAL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (1750 WEST DAUGHERTY ROAD in RENSSELAER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - IN-NPDES-IN0024414, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: TONY A CARROLL CERT 12029 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , RENSSELAER MUNICIPAL STP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: RENSSELAER MUNICIPAL SEWAGE UT, RENSSELAER MUNICIPAL STP
  • RENSSELAER STONE COMPANY INCORPORATED (RR 4-ST RD 114 & CR 150W in RENSSELAER, IN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-CP-1925, AIR PROGRAM, ACES-OP-07300009,
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Alternative names: A METZ

Zip code 47978 marital status for males
Zip code 47978 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 47.5%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Wood

Population in 1990: 9,776. Population change in the 1990s: +1,434 (+14.7%).

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

  • This state: 8,980
  • Northeast: 178
  • Midwest: 1,549
  • South: 527
  • West: 39

64% of the 47978 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

90% of the 47978 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Rensselaer, IN (47978)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 86
Here:

7.2%
Indiana:

12.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 100
Here:

16.7%
Indiana:

9.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 340
Here:

47.3%
Indiana:

21.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 105,518Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 64,261Business and financial operations occupations
  • 59,557Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 52,814Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 52,627Management occupations
  • 51,456Construction and extraction occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 5, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (100-249: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 3, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 3)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 588 people in college/university student housing
  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 654 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 135 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other types of correctional institutions

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED92$112,79591$124,421560$127,29050$35,76939$64,92125$76,517
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$122,5209$191,85044$133,8015$89,9823$76,2132$77,445
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$116,71919$119,916227$133,96217$66,9068$102,0758$61,509
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$107,88510$126,977102$137,5986$53,0880$02$90,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$118,3244$97,14327$149,1733$58,2332$71,7850$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$155,67812$151,2130$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$175,1624$218,0150$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$135,8408$132,2581$155,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$109,5700$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$247,9500$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 47978
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 47978 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2008, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 47978 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.4%), and Structure Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 47978
    • 23141.4%Outside Fires
    • 16930.3%Structure Fires
    • 14425.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 142.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 47978, Indiana

Most common first names in zip code 47978 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8876.7 years
Mary8879.5 years
William6475.0 years
Robert6171.6 years
Charles5876.4 years
James5370.7 years
George4377.2 years
Helen4083.1 years
Ruth3579.5 years
Dorothy3178.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 47978 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3375.7 years
Schultz2481.1 years
Williams2277.6 years
Miller2080.7 years
Nagel1882.4 years
Brown1674.5 years
Moore1675.6 years
Martin1677.5 years
Yeoman1578.3 years
Davis1478.0 years
Businesses in zip code 47978
NameCountNameCount
Arby's2Knights Inn1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Fashion Bug1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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