Demographics

The following demographic information is taken from the Purdue University Remington/Wolcott Development Plan unless otherwise noted. This information provides a snapshot of the similarities and differences between the two towns as well as their potential for future development but is not a complete measure of the two towns.

Remington and Wolcott are similar in demographics, although there are some differences between the two counties in which they reside.

Population
According to STATS Indiana, Jasper County has grown nearly 21% since 1990, while White County has maintained a steady population growth of 8.6%.

 

Ethnic diversity
The majority of Jasper and White County residents are Caucasian. The next largest ethnic group is Hispanic. African Americans, Asians and American-Indians/Pacific Islanders make up a small percentage of both county populations.
 

Age diversity
With long-time residents and new families, there is a wide mix of ages in Jasper and White County.  The largest segment of the population in Jasper County is between the ages of 24 and 44. The largest segment of the population in White County is between the ages of 45 and 64. The median age in both communities is 35.8.
 

Age of housing units
Housing growth is relatively even in terms of buildings constructed per period of time. Both Jasper and White County experienced the largest influx of housing growth between 1960 and 1989, but that was offset by a drop in housing growth between 1990 and 2000.
 
Home ownership
More than one of every three homes in Jasper and White County is owned by the resident who lives there. This indicates the commitment and pride in ownership many feel.

Occupancy rates
More than 80% of all homes in Jasper and White County are occupied, which is at or slightly below the Indiana state average by county.

Housing value
The cost of living, as measured by housing costs, is relatively low in Remington and Wolcott. However, while housing values have gone up from 2000 to 2005, these values may be affected by the current economic climate in these counties as they are across Indiana.  It is worth noting that Indiana’s housing values have remained more stable than other states.

Income
Median household income increased in both Remington and Wolcott from 2000 to 2005. While household income is lower in the two towns as compared to the rest of the state, so is the cost-of-living.  

Employment
According to STATS Indiana [link to www.stats.indiana.edu] the unemployment rate in White County (2008) was 5.9% and 5% in Jasper County.  

Education
Across both counties, more than 82% of adults age 25 and older are high school graduates, while 11% in White County and 13% in Jasper County have a bachelor’s degree or higher.