Delightful Living

A wide variety of housing and lifestyle choices are available to people who live in Jasper County.  The local housing market is vibrant with 26 homes sold in Jasper County through January 2017 compared with 19 residences during the same period last year –  36.8 percent increase!  The median sales price of $140,000 was a 3.7 percent increase over the $135,000 median sales price during the comparable period in 2016.

The county’s diverse housing supply is located within an easy commute to local and regional employment centers.  There are 21,665 people that live in Jasper County and work, with 19,586 working in Jasper County, and 16,522 both living and working in Jasper County.  Those living in Jasper County and working outside the county number 5,143 and 3,064 live elsewhere and work in Jasper County.

For people that prefer the amenities available from major metropolitan area living, Downtown Chicago is only 66 miles from the county’s northern border and its northwestern Indiana suburbs are only minutes away.  For those that enjoy a more mid-sized community with a world-class university oriented culture, the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area is only 25 minutes from the county’s southern border.  Living the dream in Jasper County truly offers the best of all worlds.

The following tables furnish additional information describing the Jasper County housing market.

Households #
Family 8,921
Non-Family 3,075
Average Household Size 2.71
Average Family Size 3.15
Mean Household Income $65,639
Median Household Income $55,374
Per Capita Income $24,614
Households By Income Range # %
To $24,999 2,090 17.4
$25,000 – $34,999 1,351 11.3
$35,000 – $49,999 1,855 15.5
$50,000 – $74,999 2,670 22.2
$75,000 – $99,999 1,969 16.4
$100,000 – $149,999 1,411 11.8
$150,000 and Up 650 5.4
Housing Units # %
Total 13,302 100.0
Occupied 11,996 90.2
Owner Occupied 9,306 77.6
Renter Occupied 2,690 22.4
Vacant 1,306 9.8

Accessible Health Care

A quality network of health care providers exists in Jasper County led by Franciscan Health Rensselaer, private practice physicians, clinics, pharmacies, and physical and mental health services.  This network is supplemented by nearby world-class medical institutions located in Chicago and northwest Indiana, the Lafayette area, and Indianapolis.

Regional Attractions

Exciting attractions like Fair Oaks Farms and the Jasper–Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area benefit residents and visitors alike.  Two outstanding golf venues, Curtis Creek Country Club, and Sandy Pines Golf Club, and a fun mix of dining and entertainment choices, serve the county as does Carpenter Creek Cellars winery.  Visitors’ lodging needs are met by 346 hotel, motel and bed and breakfast rooms and three campgrounds.  The communities of DeMotte, Remington, Rensselaer and Wheatfield all host a series of festivals and events throughout the year featuring different themes and activities.  The annual Jasper County Fair is also a major regional event that draws the people of the county together.

Libraries

The Jasper County Public Library serves the citizens and businesses of Jasper County through beautiful branch library facilities located in DeMotte, Rensselaer and Wheatfield.  Their mission is to inform, enrich and empower by providing quality, accessible services.  The Town of Remington and surrounding Carpenter Township is served by the Remington Carpenter Township Public Library.