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Tipton County, Indiana

Created in 1844 and named for John Tipton, veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe

County Seat: Tipton

Largest City: Tipton (2020 population: 4,990)

Population per Square Mile: 58.45

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)15,227800.2%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*14,656810.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.4%82 4.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration10621 1,323
Net International Migration1147 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2364-0.2%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)820805.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)2,3078015.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,130807.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,3808022.2%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,2618028.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3297921.9%16.5%
Median Age44.8  Median Age = 38.0

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone51830.3%0.4%
Asian Alone132620.9%2.7%
Black Alone115780.8%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5750.0%0.1%
White14,7438096.8%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups181811.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,7508196.9%92.6%
Hispanic477693.1%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)6,37679100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,1987718.8%18.5%
Married Without Children2,4547838.5%29.7%
Single Parents370845.8%9.3%
Living Alone1,5947925.0%29.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2020 (estimate)7,05081100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)7,01181100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,2107874.3%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$116,00057  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,1668316.6%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$56833  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 2,210800.2%1,112,460
Public2,210780.2%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)10,828810.2%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher89.3%36 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree24.7%18 26.5%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2019$47,3922097.4%48,678
Median Household Income in 201969,96011121.4%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20197.8%8165.5%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 189.5%8362.9%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202014760.2%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 2020759890.1%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020971820.2%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017147800.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017151840.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,019710.3%3,319,010
Employed8,465710.3%3,082,982
Unemployed554750.2%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.16285.9%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate3.54387.5%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work7,735100.0%$381,262100.0%$49,290
Wage and Salary5,74674.3%$273,45671.7%$47,591
Farm Proprietors2913.8%$5,8051.5%$19,948
Nonfarm Proprietors1,69822.0%$34,5329.1%$20,337
Farm4816.2%$13,4653.5%$27,994
Nonfarm7,25493.8%$367,79796.5%$50,703
Private6,43983.2%$327,16485.8%$50,810
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5577.2%$28,3777.4%$50,946
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information310.4%$1,4620.4%$47,161
  Manufacturing2,20128.5%$159,01541.7%$72,247
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2202.8%$10,9962.9%$49,982
  Retail Trade6258.1%$19,4775.1%$31,163
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1622.1%$11,4703.0%$70,802
  Other Private (not above)1,200*15.5%*$35,949*9.4%*$29,958*
Government81510.5%$40,63310.7%$49,856

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed28100.0%100.0%$5,831$5,872,297
Single-Family28100.0%76.2%$5,831$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Tipton County

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3122.0%
Sharpsville5663.7%
Tipton4,99032.8%
Windfall City7935.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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