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Tipton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Tipton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tipton County at latitude 40.2818 and longitude -86.0423. Tipton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tipton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tipton, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tipton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tipton: Canton, Kingston.

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Tipton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,995
Population in Households 4,855
Population in Familes 3,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 1,995
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,178
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,539 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 639 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $79,069
Average Home Value $88,077


Median Household Income $49,771
Average Household Income $55,601
Per Capita Income $23,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.5%
Households -0.43% -0.49%
Families 0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 130 81st
Population Density1 # 128 81st
Diversity Index2 # 297 57th
Median Household Income # 303 56th
Per Capita Income # 281 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.