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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 (2015 population: 5,144)

Population per Square Mile: 58.61

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,192
Today (2015)15,267800.2%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.2%91 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-14157 -14,881
Net International Migration-187 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2284-0.1%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)673834.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,5658016.8%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,206797.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,2558021.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5268029.6%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0427819.9%14.6%
Median Age44.7  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone45790.3%0.4%
Asian Alone74730.5%2.1%
Black Alone77830.5%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6620.0%0.1%
White14,9348097.8%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups131840.9%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,8518097.3%93.3%
Hispanic416702.7%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)6,47979100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2047818.6%19.4%
Married Without Children2,4887638.4%30.1%
Single Parents603759.3%9.9%
Living Alone1,6027924.7%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)6,95681100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)6,97581100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0037971.7%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$107,90049  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4767721.2%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$50742  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 2,514770.2%1,108,151
Public2,514770.2%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)11,069810.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher87.9%33 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.3%33 23.6%

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 2015$40,2802596.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201455,00815111.4%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 20149.5%8462.5%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.3%8262.7%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201517770.2%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20151,270850.2%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20161,005820.2%504,539

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, 2014164790.2%84,080
Births to Teens, 20145860.1%6,277
Deaths, 2014176770.3%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,386770.3%3,265,761
Employed8,051770.3%3,109,217
Unemployed335820.2%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.07383.3%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate3.56189.7%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,474100.0%$261,470100.0%$40,388
Wage and Salary4,56670.5%$185,13570.8%$40,546
Farm Proprietors3014.6%$-2,528-1.0%$-8,399
Nonfarm Proprietors1,60724.8%$33,35012.8%$20,753
Farm4547.0%$4,9311.9%$10,861
Nonfarm6,02093.0%$256,53998.1%$42,614
Private5,17980.0%$219,74384.0%$42,430
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5668.7%$31,40412.0%$55,484
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information330.5%$1,1080.4%$33,576
  Manufacturing1,15517.8%$76,47729.2%$66,214
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2383.7%$11,9964.6%$50,403
  Retail Trade6429.9%$18,6387.1%$29,031
  Trans., Warehousing1512.3%$4,6781.8%$30,980
  Wholesale Trade1582.4%$9,3923.6%$59,443
  Other Private (not above)1,139*17.6%*$30,327*11.6%*$26,626*
Government84113.0%$36,79614.1%$43,753

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7100.0%100.0%$1,284$3,737,044
Single-Family7100.0%68.4%$1,284$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3122.0%
Sharpsville5803.8%
Tipton5,14433.7%
Windfall City6714.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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