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Rensselaer, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Rensselaer had a population of 250 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.6706 and longitude -91.5446 in Ralls County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rensselaer 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.


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Rensselaer, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rensselaer, MO Housing Affordability Index is 198
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rensselaer, MO Wealth Index is 59
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 250 (100%)
Population in Households 248 (99.2%)
Population in Families 208 (83.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 128
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,305
Average Household Income $61,207
Per Capita Income $24,688
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $146,875
Housing Affordability Index3 198
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.0% 0.71%
Households 1.06% 0.69%
Families 0.18% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Rensselaer, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rensselaer to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 673 35th
Population Density # 959 7th
Diversity Index # 957 8th
Median Household Income # 414 60th
Per Capita Income # 454 56th

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