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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 (2021 population: 5,271)

Population per Square Mile: 59.01

Square Miles: 260.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,936800.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)15,372800.2%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*14,656810.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.5%70 5.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4453 5,230
Net International Migration841 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4845-4.7%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)781805.1%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,3778015.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,123807.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,4588022.5%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,2788027.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3557721.8%16.4%
Median Age44.7  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone50840.3%0.4%
Asian Alone137610.9%2.7%
Black Alone121790.8%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5740.0%0.1%
White14,8608196.7%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups199811.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,8928196.9%92.3%
Hispanic480703.1%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)6,15580100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2017519.5%18.2%
Married Without Children2,4817440.3%29.8%
Single Parents533738.7%9.2%
Living Alone1,3418321.8%29.1%

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 2021 (estimate)6,82481100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)6,82081100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0217873.6%62.9%
Median Value (2021)$133,40050  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,1348116.6%27.2%
Median Rent (2021)$58441  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 2,205780.2%1,120,155
Public2,205770.2%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)10,934800.2%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher90.6%34 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree24.8%20 27.8%

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 2021$51,8813991.8%56,497
Median Household Income in 202167,86615108.2%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20219.0%7174.4%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.7%7574.5%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20229760.2%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 2022815870.1%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/2022896810.2%481,568

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, 2019152790.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2019183790.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,960710.3%3,321,548
Employed8,691710.3%3,203,166
Unemployed269750.2%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.04383.3%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate2.435100.0%2.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work7,522100.0%$410,387100.0%$54,558
Wage and Salary5,48672.9%$270,56565.9%$49,319
Farm Proprietors2873.8%$26,5756.5%$92,596
Nonfarm Proprietors1,74923.3%$45,56411.1%$26,051
Farm4455.9%$33,2498.1%$74,717
Nonfarm7,07794.1%$377,13891.9%$53,291
Private6,30083.8%$335,39581.7%$53,237
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction6278.3%$36,2718.8%$57,848
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information310.4%$1,6480.4%$53,161
  Manufacturing1,95526.0%$136,39333.2%$69,766
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2443.2%$13,0103.2%$53,320
  Retail Trade6538.7%$22,6495.5%$34,685
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1582.1%$11,9322.9%$75,519
  Other Private (not above)1,193*15.9%*$43,208*10.5%*$36,218*
Government77710.3%$41,74310.2%$53,723

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed32100.0%100.0%$6,664$7,583,249
Single-Family32100.0%74.4%$6,664$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Elwood60.0%*
Kempton2861.9%
Sharpsville5543.6%
Tipton5,27134.3%
Windfall City6974.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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