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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 (2014 population: 5,192)

Population per Square Mile: 59.17

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,483,797
Today (2014)15,415800.2%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.3%89 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13159 -7,506
Net International Migration082 12,513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2883-0.1%24,062

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)666844.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6348017.1%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,238798.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,3478021.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5548029.5%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)2,9767819.3%14.3%
Median Age44.2  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone39820.3%0.4%
Asian Alone74720.5%2.0%
Black Alone70860.5%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6640.0%0.1%
White15,0998098.0%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups127840.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic15,0128097.4%93.4%
Hispanic403702.6%6.6%

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 2014 (estimate)6,96981100.0%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 (2014/2015 Total Reported) 2,613760.2%1,130,285
Public2,613760.2%1,045,779
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 2014$40,04922101.2%39,578
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 201416830.2%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 20141,409860.2%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20141,008820.2%514,128

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, 2013137850.2%83,115
Births to Teens, 201310810.1%6,810
Deaths, 2013168790.3%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,144780.3%3,230,540
Employed7,699770.3%3,035,581
Unemployed445820.2%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate5.55691.7%6.0
December 2015 Unemployment Rate3.87782.6%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,080100.0%$267,203100.0%$43,948
Wage and Salary4,46073.4%$174,80465.4%$39,194
Farm Proprietors3055.0%$22,8908.6%$75,049
Nonfarm Proprietors1,31521.6%$25,5039.5%$19,394
Farm4747.8%$31,70411.9%$66,886
Nonfarm5,60692.2%$235,49988.1%$42,008
Private4,75378.2%$199,63474.7%$42,002
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5128.4%$25,3449.5%$49,500
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information410.7%$1,2840.5%$31,317
  Manufacturing99516.4%$62,36023.3%$62,673
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2283.8%$11,7934.4%$51,724
  Retail Trade5929.7%$24,4609.2%$41,318
  Trans., Warehousing1572.6%$2,0550.8%$13,089
  Wholesale Trade1692.8%$10,2403.8%$60,592
  Other Private (not above)935*15.4%*$24,070*9.0%*$25,743*
Government85314.0%$35,86513.4%$42,046

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7100.0%100.0%$1,284$3,222,176
Single-Family7100.0%68.1%$1,284$2,748,532
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family00.0%28.7%$0$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3172.1%
Sharpsville5853.8%
Tipton5,19233.7%
Windfall City6794.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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