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Rensselaer, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Rensselaer had a population of 239 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 239
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 122
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $49,459
Average Household Income $58,305
Per Capita Income $23,786


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $151,250
Average Home Value $158,696


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.58%
Households 0.61% 0.48%
Families -0.4% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2018 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 # 681 34th
Population Density # 964 7th
Diversity Index # 941 9th
Median Household Income # 407 61st
Per Capita Income # 499 52nd

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