47978 Zip Code 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 2013: 11,622
Zip code population in 2010: 11,793
Zip code population in 2000: 11,210

Houses and condos: 4,532
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,175
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 47978: 87.9 (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).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.4% ($578)
Indiana:

0.9% ($1,057)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $555 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $619 (0.5%)

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Males: 5,555  (47.8%)
Females: 6,067  (52.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 47978:

For population 15 years and over in 47978:

Zip code 47978 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 47978

  • Zip code 47978 races chart
    • 10,943White population
    • 128Black population
    • 31American Indian population
    • 37Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 7Some other race population
    • 95Two or more races population
    • 550Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 6,320
Rural population: 5,301

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $133,900
47978:

$133,900
Indiana:

$122,200



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in 47978 zip code as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 47978 to the number of sex offenders is 759 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.9 years
Indiana median age:

37.3 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)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$53,969
Indiana:

$47,529
Rensselaer, IN (47978) map Nearest zip codes: 47943, 47964, 46392, 46310, 47977, 47995.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.5%
Indiana:

51.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.8%
Indiana:

6.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 465
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,777


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 101 (63 now married, 38 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,713 (1,438 now married, 1,275 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 47978 with a mortgage: 2,014 (57 second mortgage, 340 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,053

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,097
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S330

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

15.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

6.5%
Whole state:

8.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4
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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

  • 152010 or later
  • 5192000 to 2009
  • 6591990 to 1999
  • 2101980 to 1989
  • 7571970 to 1979
  • 3091960 to 1969
  • 6191950 to 1959
  • 4101940 to 1949
  • 1,0341939 or earlier

Zip code 47978 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rensselaer, IN (47978)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 5272 bedrooms
  • 1,7673 bedrooms
  • 5104 bedrooms
  • 1975+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rensselaer, IN (47978)

  • 25no bedroom
  • 2201 bedroom
  • 5422 bedrooms
  • 3303 bedrooms
  • 284 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 97no vehicle
  • 5671 vehicle
  • 1,3232 vehicles
  • 7303 vehicles
  • 2824 vehicles
  • 685+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer, IN (47978) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 177no vehicle
  • 5451 vehicle
  • 3492 vehicles
  • 933 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $653.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $133,900
47978:

$133,900
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,200 - $180,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,770

Size of family households: 1,525 2-persons, 507 3-persons, 533 4-persons, 425 5-persons, 65 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,108 1-person, 79 2-persons

1,813 married couples with children.
646 single-parent households (301 men, 345 women).

98.1% of residents of 47978 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% very well, 57% well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% very well, 20% well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 149 (1.3%)
(53.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 51%Mexico
  • 9%Philippines
  • 9%Germany
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%Iran
  • 5%Japan
  • 5%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 47978 (%)

  • 18%German
  • 13%Other groups
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 6%English
  • 3%Dutch
  • 3%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 252010 or later
  • 862000 to 2009
  • 601990 to 1999
  • 59Before 1990

Zip code 47978 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 47978:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 47978

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 57%Utility gas
  • 26%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12%Electricity
  • 3%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

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

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


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.

91% of the 47978 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 113
Here:

9.2%
Indiana:

11.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

2.3%
Indiana:

8.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 546
Here:

55.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 90,128Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 46,923Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 46,681Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 46,313Transportation occupations
  • 43,125Business and financial operations occupations
  • 42,321Construction and extraction occupations

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


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)

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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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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