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Tipton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Tipton had a population of 5,248 as of July 1, 2016. Tipton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tipton is located at latitude 40.2818 and longitude -86.0423 in Tipton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tipton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tipton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Tipton (GNIS ID: 2397028) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Tipton is located within Township of Cicero, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tipton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tipton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tipton: Canton, Kingston.

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Tipton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,248
Population in Households 5,068
Population in Familes 4,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 1,856
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,220
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,535 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $97,991
Average Home Value $115,319


Median Household Income $42,030
Average Household Income $54,942
Per Capita Income $23,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.43%
Households -0.38% -0.43%
Families -0.05% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tipton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tipton to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 81st
Population Density1 # 164 76th
Diversity Index2 # 310 54th
Median Household Income # 490 28th
Per Capita Income # 310 55th

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