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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Rensselaer is a town in Indiana with a population of 5,757. Rensselaer is in Jasper County. Living in Rensselaer offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rensselaer there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Rensselaer and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rensselaer are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$718
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    137.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    515.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,972.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Rensselaer

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,394
National
$55,322

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Rensselaer Reviews

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Rensselaer is a simplistic small town in Northwest Indiana. Many people compare my small town to a Mayberry, everyone knows everyone. It's quite quaint and very quiet.
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Rensselaer is a small town. Overall my experience in Rensselaer has been nevgitive. I’ve lived in this town for 6 years and each year I see more and more criminal activity. Drugs, more specifically meth, has become a huge problem for Rensselaer.
Rensselaer is a small cornfield of a town. It's full of conservative religious people but there is a strong sense of community here. Everyone loves to be involved. The local restaurants aren't so bad and the elementary schools (there are two) are top notch, I would avoid the middle and high school at all costs. The town is right along I-65 and this keeps the town alive. I would raise my kids here then move away as soon as they end their primary education.