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ZIP Code 47978

Primary City:Rensselaer, IN (View All Cities)
County: Jasper County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (8:51pm)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.0, -87.1
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47978

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47978. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 47978. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47978, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Rensselaer, IN
Acceptable:
Collegeville

Stats and Demographics for the 47978 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47978 is located in northwest Indiana and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 47978 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47978 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,793
Population Density 46 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,672
Median Home Value $133,900
Land Area 257.44 sq mi
Water Area 0.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,290
Median Household Income $53,969

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3613744735654723283473403654383983792932322101379377
Female355374417439453315354346332444382389339274213180137168
Total7167488901,004925643701686697882780768632506423317230245

Gender

 Male 5,882 50%
 Female 5,911 50%
Gender

Race

 White 11,254 95.4%
 Black Or African American 129 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.3%
 Asian 38 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 192 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 138 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner24291482686658475314117
Renter117297257242139817238
Total141588739928797556386155

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,400 56%
 Single Guardian 659 15%
 Singles 1,028 24%
 Singles With Roommate 203 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,839 66%
 Households with Kids 1,451 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male527178946477846980921039088100959696129149130
Female6871876678717777711047976807862789883118124
Total120142165160142148161146151196182166168178157174194212267254

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47978 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 47978 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 47978 real estate data, the median home value of $133,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 47978. Rentals in 47978 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 47978 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,982 93%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 95 1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 128 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 588 5%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,120 45%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 927 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,243 27%
 Households Vacant 382 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 94 24.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 2.6%
 For Sale Only 81 21.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 2.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 40 10.5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 145 38.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 25 2%
 1 Bedroom 220 19%
 2 Bedroom 542 46%
 3+ Bedroom 388 33%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $53,969 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 47978 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 47978 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,493 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,829 31%
 No Earnings 2,933 32%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,493 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,829 31%
 No Earnings 2,933 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,868 90.5%
 Public transportation 31 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 359 6.7%
 Worked at Home 123 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 487 14%
 High School Graduate 2,202 62%
 Associate's degree 146 4%
 Bachelor's degree 384 11%
 Master's degree 192 5%
 Professional school degree 85 2%
 Doctorate degree 59 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,772 76.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 248 10.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 289 12.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 47978

ZIP Code 47978 is in the Rensselaer Central School Corporation. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 47978.

Rensselaer Central Primary School
1144 North Melville St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rensselaer Central School Corporation
Rensselaer Middle School
1106 Bomber Blvd
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Rensselaer Central School Corporation
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
902 East Washington
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rensselaer Central School Corporation
Rensselaer Central High School
1106 East Grace St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rensselaer Central School Corporation
St Augustine Elementary School
328 N McKinley Ave
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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