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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rensselaer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (9.23%), sales jobs (9.04%), and management occupations (8.46%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.81 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Rensselaer rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.25% of adults 25 and older in Rensselaer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Rensselaer in 2010 was $24,800, 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 $99,200 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, Dutch, and Scottish.

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

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