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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 (2017 population: 5,106)

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%6,484,192
Today (2018)15,128810.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.1%86 3.2%

*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 3,555
Net International Migration555 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-367-0.0%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)739814.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,4008015.9%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,210798.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,2228121.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,4468029.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,1117920.6%15.4%
Median Age45.0  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone53810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone92650.6%2.4%
Black Alone94780.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White14,7178097.3%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups167811.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,7138197.3%93.0%
Hispanic415702.7%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)6,36579100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0567816.6%18.8%
Married Without Children2,3397836.7%30.0%
Single Parents451787.1%9.6%
Living Alone1,7797827.9%28.3%

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 2017 (estimate)6,99581100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)7,00481100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0717772.4%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$110,30051  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2948118.5%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$53340  

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 2017 ACS)10,848810.2%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher89%33 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree21.3%23 25.3%

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 2017$43,5672396.5%45,150
Median Household Income in 201755,50330102.5%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20178.9%8166.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.2%8562.9%17.8%
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
April 2019 Unemployment Rate4.35138.7%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,484100.0%$262,532100.0%$40,489
Wage and Salary4,56070.3%$188,93672.0%$41,433
Farm Proprietors2974.6%$-6,655-2.5%$-22,407
Nonfarm Proprietors1,62725.1%$31,76312.1%$19,522
Farm4777.4%$7530.3%$1,579
Nonfarm6,00792.6%$261,77999.7%$43,579
Private5,16479.6%$224,51985.5%$43,478
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction5288.1%$27,71710.6%$52,494
  Health Care, Social Serv.5538.5%$24,5479.4%$44,389
  Information330.5%$1,5200.6%$46,061
  Manufacturing1,28019.7%$85,47932.6%$66,780
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2073.2%$11,3084.3%$54,628
  Retail Trade5819.0%$16,9776.5%$29,220
  Trans., Warehousing1462.3%$5,6242.1%$38,521
  Wholesale Trade1592.5%$11,5664.4%$72,742
  Other Private (not above)1,173*18.1%*$32,881*12.5%*$28,032*
Government84313.0%$37,26014.2%$44,199

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed9100.0%100.0%$1,598$4,583,500
Single-Family9100.0%74.2%$1,598$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3142.1%
Sharpsville5763.8%
Tipton5,10633.8%
Windfall City6714.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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