Rensselaer, IN
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Rensselaer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 5,927 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rensselaer is the 113th largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities, Rensselaer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rensselaer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rensselaer is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rensselaer who work in sales jobs (8.88%), management occupations (8.48%), and office and administrative support (8.38%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rensselaer spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Rensselaer is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Rensselaer with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.97% of adults in Rensselaer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rensselaer in 2010 was $24,854, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,416 for a family of four. However, Rensselaer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rensselaer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rensselaer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rensselaer include Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Rensselaer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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