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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 (2012 population: 5,008)

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%6,570,902
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 -1,179
Net International Migration655 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-580-0.0%25,992

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 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)6,66578100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3227819.8%20.2%
Married Without Children2,6407539.6%30.1%
Single Parents488797.3%9.8%
Living Alone1,4148021.2%27.6%

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 2012 (includes vacant units)7,01681100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,2817775.3%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$110,80045  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3847919.7%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$49940  

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 2012 ACS)11,176800.3%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher88.9%18 87%
with B.A. or higher degree15.6%43 23%

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 2012$41,10311107.8%38,119
Median Household Income in 201253,91712114.8%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201210.0%8064.5%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.5%7965.6%22.1%
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, 2011159790.2%83,750
Births to Teens, 201116810.2%8,010
Deaths, 2011157800.3%58,154

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
August 2014 Unemployment Rate4.86287.3%5.5

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$258,634100.0%
Wage and Salary$154,52059.7%
Farm Proprietors$38,38214.8%
Nonfarm Proprietors$26,35410.2%
Farm$43,54316.8%
Nonfarm$215,09183.2%
Private$178,30468.9%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction$17,0576.6%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$3,0941.2%
  Manufacturing$52,19520.2%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$8,8483.4%
  Retail Trade$21,5728.3%
  Trans., Warehousing$2,2400.9%
  Wholesale Trade$12,0464.7%
  Other Private (not above)$18,600*7.2%*
Government$36,78714.2%

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 2012
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3272.1%
Sharpsville5973.8%
Tipton5,00831.8%
Windfall City6954.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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