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Welcome to Rensselaer ...

The city of Rensselaer is located in Jasper County<1> and is the County Seat for Jasper County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rensselaer has a population of 5,842 people<2> (see below for details).

Rensselaer was established in 1839.

The community of Rensselaer is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rensselaer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Rensselaer (for example, toward Francesville), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Rensselaer is located in the (219) area code.

The ZIP code for Rensselaer: 47978<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rensselaer had an population of 5,842 people. This is a decrease of 0.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rensselaer had a population of 5,859 people (which is 17.5% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Rensselaer the county's most populous community.

The population of Rensselaer represents 0.09% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,859 people, the population of Rensselaer increased 10.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,294 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rensselaer.

Adding Rensselaer to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Rensselaer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Rensselaer elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rensselaer on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Rensselaer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rensselaer - they are located in Missouri and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rensselaer.

Communities near Rensselaer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rensselaer.

  • DeMotte [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeMotte
    • DeMotte [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Rensselaer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeMotte have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • DeMotte has also been known as:
    • De Motte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeMotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeMotte<7>
  • Monon [White County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monon
    • Monon [White County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Rensselaer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,745 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monon<7>
  • Kentland [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentland
    • Kentland [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rensselaer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentland<7>
  • Remington [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remington
    • Remington [Jasper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Rensselaer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Morocco [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morocco
      • Morocco [Newton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morocco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morocco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morocco<7>
    • Goodland [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
      • Goodland [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodland<7>
    • Wolcott [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott [White County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolcott<7>
    • Brook [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brook
      • Brook [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brook<7>
    • Wheatfield [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatfield<7>
    • Francesville [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francesville
      • Francesville [Pulaski County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Rensselaer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Francesville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rensselaer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rensselaer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rensselaer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rensselaer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rensselaer. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rensselaer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rensselaer ...

Looking for more information about Rensselaer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rensselaer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rensselaer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About Jasper County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rensselaer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Jasper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rensselaer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rensselaer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rensselaer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rensselaer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rensselaer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rensselaer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rensselaer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rensselaer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9365, Longitude: -87.1507    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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