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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 (2013 population: 4,992)

Population per Square Mile: 60.08

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,483,797
Today (2013)15,650800.2%6,570,713
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.8%82 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-5745 -1,515
Net International Migration655 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-580-0.0%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)729814.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,7287917.4%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)1,238797.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,4838022.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5408029.0%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)2,9327818.7%13.9%
Median Age43.5  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone35830.2%0.4%
Asian Alone78690.5%1.9%
Black Alone67840.4%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6630.0%0.1%
White15,3338098.0%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups131830.8%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic15,2558097.5%93.6%
Hispanic395692.5%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)6,62278100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3227620.0%19.8%
Married Without Children2,5537538.6%30.1%
Single Parents591758.9%9.8%
Living Alone1,5088022.8%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)6,94781100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)6,97181100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,1147773.4%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$108,30047  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,5087621.6%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$49746  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 2,700770.2%1,115,499
Public2,621770.3%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)11,125800.3%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher88.7%22 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree16.4%40 23.2%

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 2013$42,06812108.9%38,622
Median Household Income in 201353,18518111.9%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201310.3%8265.2%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.5%8366.2%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201320780.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20131,506860.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013964840.2%509,427

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, 2012131850.2%83,250
Births to Teens, 201212830.2%7,431
Deaths, 2012193750.3%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,269810.2%3,179,935
Employed6,710800.2%2,940,897
Unemployed559810.2%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.737102.7%7.5
December 2014 Unemployment Rate5.64496.6%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,866100.0%$262,544100.0%$44,757
Wage and Salary4,22472.0%$157,45760.0%$37,277
Farm Proprietors3576.1%$36,97514.1%$103,571
Nonfarm Proprietors1,28521.9%$27,96910.7%$21,766
Farm5058.6%$43,63016.6%$86,396
Nonfarm5,36191.4%$218,91483.4%$40,835
Private4,51477.0%$182,19369.4%$40,362
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction4627.9%$22,0168.4%$47,654
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information420.7%$1,4160.5%$33,714
  Manufacturing83514.2%$49,22518.7%$58,952
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2093.6%$10,6304.0%$50,861
  Retail Trade60110.2%$23,6829.0%$39,404
  Trans., Warehousing1662.8%$2,2440.9%$13,518
  Wholesale Trade1712.9%$10,8734.1%$63,585
  Other Private (not above)721*12.3%*$18,413*7.0%*$25,538*
Government84714.4%$36,72114.0%$43,354

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed15100.0%100.0%$3,127$3,065,788
Single-Family15100.0%67.3%$3,127$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3252.1%
Sharpsville5953.8%
Tipton4,99231.9%
Windfall City6874.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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