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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 (2016 population: 5,132)

Population per Square Mile: 58.28

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)15,182800.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,391810.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.7%90 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9645 -12,135
Net International Migration-291 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-973-0.0%22,358

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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)6,39479100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0687816.7%19.2%
Married Without Children2,3717737.1%30.0%
Single Parents625759.8%9.8%
Living Alone1,6637926.0%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)6,94681100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)7,02381100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9767870.9%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$111,50047  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4187820.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$50247  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,422780.2%1,110,866
Public2,422780.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)10,981810.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88.4%29 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree19.4%25 24.1%

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 201556,29217111.4%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20158.7%8360.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.9%8163.2%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201614820.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 2016965880.1%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017952830.2%495,330

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, 2015144810.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201510770.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015164820.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,514770.3%3,326,893
Employed8,183770.3%3,179,806
Unemployed331810.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.96988.6%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.27481.5%2.7

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 2016
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton3112.0%
Sharpsville5753.8%
Tipton5,13233.8%
Windfall City6664.4%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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