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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 (2022 population: 5,279)

Population per Square Mile: 58.56

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)15,359810.2%6,484,050
Today (2023)15,256810.2%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*14,080810.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.7%76 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration066 4,599
Net International Migration671 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-7564-1.0%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)820795.3%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)2,3418015.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,136807.4%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,4538022.5%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,2157927.4%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3967822.1%16.9%
Median Age44.6  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone50840.3%0.4%
Asian Alone154591.0%2.8%
Black Alone147751.0%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5760.0%0.1%
White14,7698196.1%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups236771.5%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,8438196.6%92.1%
Hispanic518703.4%7.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)6,17080100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4316923.2%18.1%
Married Without Children2,4517439.7%29.6%
Single Parents544748.8%9.0%
Living Alone1,2518720.3%29.4%

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 2022 (estimate)6,84581100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)6,81781100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9867973.1%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$150,70054  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,1848017.4%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$65135  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 2,229790.2%1,124,094
Public2,229770.2%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)10,978800.2%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher90.8%34 90%
with B.A. or higher degree24.8%20 28.2%

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 2022$51,7034888.6%58,323
Median Household Income in 202265,0254297.4%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202210.1%6380.8%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.3%7179.9%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20229760.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 2022815870.1%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/2023941810.2%511,735

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, 2021153800.2%79,946
Births to Teens, 20210860.0%3,845
Deaths, 2019183790.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,011710.3%3,373,887
Employed8,756710.3%3,270,662
Unemployed255760.2%103,225
Annual Unemployment Rate2.84190.3%3.1
February 2024 Unemployment Rate3.6187.8%4.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work7,608100.0%$435,906100.0%$57,296
Wage and Salary5,50872.4%$297,95968.4%$54,096
Farm Proprietors2833.7%$27,7236.4%$97,961
Nonfarm Proprietors1,81723.9%$43,55910.0%$23,973
Farm4255.6%$35,5428.2%$83,628
Nonfarm7,18394.4%$400,36491.8%$55,738
Private6,42984.5%$358,42382.2%$55,751
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3084.0%$5,8721.3%$19,065
  Arts, Ent., Recreation680.9%$5290.1%$7,779
  Construction6508.5%$39,2319.0%$60,355
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information390.5%$1,8870.4%$48,385
  Manufacturing1,87924.7%$143,43432.9%$76,335
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2893.8%$15,9493.7%$55,187
  Retail Trade6548.6%$24,9795.7%$38,194
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1762.3%$15,1953.5%$86,335
  Other Private (not above)1,260*16.6%*$46,345*10.6%*$36,782*
Government7549.9%$41,9419.6%$55,625

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed30100.0%100.0%$6,247$6,635,992
Single-Family30100.0%65.0%$6,247$5,513,030
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$76,873
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family00.0%32.6%$0$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton2851.9%
Sharpsville5493.6%
Tipton5,27934.6%
Windfall City6894.5%
* 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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