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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 (2018 population: 5,104)

Population per Square Mile: 58.07

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,061
Today (2018)15,128810.2%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.1%86 3.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1246 4,044
Net International Migration555 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-367-0.0%18,568

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)813805.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,3228015.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,174807.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,2518121.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,4128029.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,1567920.9%15.8%
Median Age45.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone61780.4%0.4%
Asian Alone85700.6%2.5%
Black Alone109760.7%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White14,6948197.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups174811.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,6858197.1%92.9%
Hispanic443692.9%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)6,29579100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0008015.9%18.6%
Married Without Children2,4677839.2%29.9%
Single Parents382836.1%9.5%
Living Alone1,7147727.2%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)6,99681100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)6,99981100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0757872.5%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$106,20061  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2208117.4%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$54441  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 2,321790.2%1,117,590
Public2,321770.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)10,905810.2%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88.4%47 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree23%19 25.9%

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 2018$46,6102098.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201860,89620109.3%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20188.4%8364.6%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.0%8462.9%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201811860.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018681890.1%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019955840.2%514,915

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, 2017147800.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017151840.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,238730.3%3,381,713
Employed8,979710.3%3,265,580
Unemployed259810.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87582.4%3.4
November 2019 Unemployment Rate2.19265.6%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work7,329100.0%$386,502100.0%$52,736
Wage and Salary5,39773.6%$281,92072.9%$52,236
Farm Proprietors2924.0%$6,0141.6%$20,596
Nonfarm Proprietors1,64022.4%$32,6798.5%$19,926
Farm5086.9%$15,4124.0%$30,339
Nonfarm6,82193.1%$371,09096.0%$54,404
Private5,98781.7%$333,07286.2%$55,633
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5697.8%$29,2377.6%$51,383
  Health Care, Social Serv.5477.5%$25,3336.6%$46,313
  Information350.5%$1,4680.4%$41,943
  Manufacturing2,03727.8%$186,86448.3%$91,735
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2052.8%$11,2462.9%$54,859
  Retail Trade5978.1%$18,7344.8%$31,380
  Trans., Warehousing1722.3%$6,5351.7%$37,994
  Wholesale Trade1542.1%$11,6523.0%$75,662
  Other Private (not above)1,187*16.2%*$35,094*9.1%*$29,565*
Government83411.4%$38,0189.8%$45,585

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed25100.0%100.0%$5,206$4,879,857
Single-Family25100.0%76.4%$5,206$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3142.1%
Sharpsville5763.8%
Tipton5,10433.7%
Windfall City6714.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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