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A wide variety of comfortable lifestyle choices are available to people who live and work in Jasper County. The predominant character of the area is rural small town Americana. For those that desire 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 and working in Jasper County really offers the best of both worlds.
In addition to the many nearby amenities, Jasper County has several unique attributes and activities available to residents and visitors alike. 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.
Accessible Health Care
A high caliber network of health care providers exists in Jasper County led by Jasper County Hospital and including private practice physicians, clinics, pharmacies, and physical and mental health agencies. This network is supplemented by nearby world-class health care institutions located in Chicago and northwest Indiana, the Lafayette area, and in Indianapolis.
In fact, Jasper County Hospital recently completed a $17 million expansion and modernization of its medical treatment capabilities. Project highlights include a 26,750 sq. ft. addition to the existing 93,350 sq. ft. hospital building, the addition of four new operating rooms, a larger post-operative recovery area, a fixed-base MRI, and enlargement of the outpatient services area.
The world renowned Jasper–Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area encompasses over 8,062 magnificent acres of wetlands, uplands, and woodland game habitat available for exceptional hunting and fishing experiences. A highlight of the preserve is the annual migratory stopover of more than 10,000 Sandhill Cranes each Fall.
Fair Oaks Farms is a real country experience the whole family will enjoy. Located on I-65 at Exit 220, the attraction provides an exciting, fun-filled look at state-of-the-art dairy farming at its best. Visit the Dairy Adventure, a Birthing Barn, a Cheese Factory, and the Restaurant and Gift Shop. Browse a collection of educational exhibits, view a one-of-a-kind 4D movie experience, and tour one of the largest working dairies in the country. Opening this summer is the new Fair Oaks Pig Adventure hog farm experience!
Two outstanding golf venues – Curtis Creek Country Club and Sandy Pines Golf Club – are located in Jasper County. For lodging needs, visitors to Jasper County can benefit from the county’s 231 hotel and bed & breakfast rooms.
HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME RANGE
$25,000 - $34,999
$35,000 - $49,000
$50,000 - $74,999
$75,000 - $99,999
$100,000 - $149,999
$150,000 and up
According to the Indiana Association of Realtors, there were 645 residences listed for sale in Jasper County in 2012. Closed sales totaled 228 with a median price of $130,000. Similar statistics through January 2013 are 41, 23, and $113,000 respectively. Jasper County’s housing stock is also located within an easy commute to jobs centers within the county as well as in nearby communities. The Homeowner Vacancy Rate is 2.8 percent and the Rental Vacancy Rate 4.8 percent. Jasper County’s Median Owner Occupied Home Value is $146,100 with Median Rent $647 monthly.
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.
See the following tables for information describing Jasper County’s commuting characteristics: