Rensselaer, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Rensselaer had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2016. Rensselaer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rensselaer is located at latitude 39.6699 and longitude -91.5407 in Ralls County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rensselaer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Ralls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Village of Rensselaer (GNIS ID: 2399058) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Rensselaer is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ralls County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rensselaer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rensselaer, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 235
Population in Households 233
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $135,000
Average Home Value $145,522


Median Household Income $44,781
Average Household Income $56,247
Per Capita Income $21,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.51%
Households 0.41% 0.25%
Families -0.8% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rensselaer, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rensselaer to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 690 33rd
Population Density1 # 964 7th
Diversity Index2 # 915 11th
Median Household Income # 413 60th
Per Capita Income # 474 54th

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