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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 (2016 population: 5,132)

Population per Square Mile: 58.28

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)15,182800.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.7%90 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9645 -12,135
Net International Migration-291 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-973-0.0%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)748804.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,4368016.0%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,211798.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,2188021.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,4958029.6%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0747920.2%14.9%
Median Age44.9  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone49800.3%0.4%
Asian Alone82670.5%2.2%
Black Alone82810.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6660.0%0.1%
White14,8148097.6%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups149821.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,7618097.2%93.2%
Hispanic421682.8%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)6,40179100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,1247817.6%19.0%
Married Without Children2,4107737.7%30.0%
Single Parents445817.0%9.7%
Living Alone1,7547827.4%28.2%

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 2016 (estimate)6,94681100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)6,95981100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0677772.8%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$110,60051  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3348219.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$49551  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,422780.2%1,110,866
Public2,422780.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)10,926810.3%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88.3%39 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree21.1%20 24.6%

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 2016$41,7772496.9%43,097
Median Household Income in 201660,75611116.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20168.5%8360.7%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.2%8163.9%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201614820.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 2016965880.1%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017952830.2%495,330

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, 2015144810.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201510770.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015164820.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,514770.3%3,326,893
Employed8,183770.3%3,179,806
Unemployed331810.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.96988.6%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate2.97285.3%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,505100.0%$270,159100.0%$41,531
Wage and Salary4,56170.1%$186,08168.9%$40,798
Farm Proprietors3014.6%$3,9931.5%$13,266
Nonfarm Proprietors1,64325.3%$32,31312.0%$19,667
Farm4567.0%$11,2064.1%$24,575
Nonfarm6,04993.0%$258,95395.9%$42,809
Private5,21280.1%$221,38181.9%$42,475
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5308.1%$27,57510.2%$52,028
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information310.5%$1,1720.4%$37,806
  Manufacturing1,19118.3%$78,45429.0%$65,872
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2764.2%$12,4974.6%$45,279
  Retail Trade6149.4%$18,2756.8%$29,764
  Trans., Warehousing1512.3%$4,8661.8%$32,225
  Wholesale Trade1712.6%$9,6593.6%$56,485
  Other Private (not above)935*14.4%*$25,411*9.4%*$27,178*
Government83712.9%$37,57213.9%$44,889

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7100.0%100.0%$1,284$3,875,847
Single-Family7100.0%75.2%$1,284$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3112.0%
Sharpsville5753.8%
Tipton5,13233.8%
Windfall City6664.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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