Tipton, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 198 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.5%
 
Males: 106  (53.9%)
Females: 92  (46.1%)
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67485.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,875 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Tipton:

$46,875
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,928 (it was $17,637 in 2000)

Tipton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,838 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Tipton:

$70,838
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $93,000; detached houses: $92,172

Median gross rent in 2017: $350.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tipton: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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Ancestries: German (78.1%), Irish (6.0%), French (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Welsh (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1604 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 782 people per square mile   (low).

Tipton, Kansas map

11 residents are foreign born (2.3% Africa, 2.0% Europe).

This city:

4.3%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,891 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,258 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (129.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (462.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hunter, KS (2.9 miles),
Cawker City, KS (3.4 miles ),
Downs, KS (3.5 miles ),
Osborne, KS (3.7 miles ),
Glen Elder, KS (3.8 miles ),
Portis, KS (4.4 miles),
Luray, KS (4.4 miles ),
Lucas, KS (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 98.47 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Tipton, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tipton, KS in 2017
Tipton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Tipton, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Machinery (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.7%)
  • Machinery (11.0%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Fuel dealers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Machinery (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Food (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Tipton, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)

Average climate in Tipton, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Tipton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Tipton city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Tipton-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 230.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from Tipton center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 427.0 miles away from Tipton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from Tipton center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from Tipton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tipton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tipton:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - DOWNS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DOWNS, KS)
  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

Airports located in Tipton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tipton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 57 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 67 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 93 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 100 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Kansas State University (about 102 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Central Community College (about 108 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 129 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

Private high school in Tipton:

  • TIPTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 301 STATE ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Tipton:

See full list of schools located in Tipton

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tipton: Agmark Grain Elevator Number 18 (A), Tipton Rural Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Blue Hills Lodge (Po Box 101), Special T Hunting Lodge (409 Gambrinus).

Mitchell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Tipton (2011 data):

  • Central National Bank: Tipton Branch at 509 Main, branch established on 1929/05/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $889.7 mil, Deposits: $775.7 mil, headquarters in Junction City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Central Of Kansas, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tipton:

Marital status in Tipton, KS
  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Tipton:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tipton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tipton, KS (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,0103
Evangelical Protestant1,7388
Mainline Protestant1,30010
Other-1
None1,325-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mitchell County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Mitchell County:

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mitchell County:

9.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.2%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tipton:

10.8%
State:

21.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tipton:

18.9%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Tipton:

65.7%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Tipton:

87.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tipton, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$2,075$24,9000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$256
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$798
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$5
Totals for Government 1$2,075$24,9009$1,059

Tipton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $76,000 ($383.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000 ($363.64)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($272.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($25.25)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($20.20)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($15.15)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($15.15)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($10.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.05)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($85.86)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($60.61)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($10.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($10.10)

Tipton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($95.96)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($65.66)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($30.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($15.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($40.40)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($20.20)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($10.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($292.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($207.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($95.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,000 ($80.81)
    Individual Income: $5,000 ($25.25)
    Other: $2,000 ($10.10)

Tipton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,000 ($489.90)

3.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Tipton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tipton:

  • KDNS (94.1 FM; DOWNS, KS; Owner: HOEFLICKER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZDY (96.3 FM; CAWKER CITY, KS; Owner: WACONDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tipton:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.1mTotal length
  • $693,000Total costs
  • 2,599Total average daily traffic
  • 198Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,870Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tipton, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tipton, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tipton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Rr 1 Mi S (Lat: 39.318333 Lon: -98.467000), Call Sign: KIP799, Licensee ID: L00524900,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.715 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2002, Expiration Date: 05/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2012, Registrant: Harry M Schmitt, Hc61 Box 6, Tipton, KS 67485, Phone: (913) 373-4824
  • Ne Corner State & John St Int (Lat: 39.341667 Lon: -98.470333), Call Sign: WXD368,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1998, Expiration Date: 06/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2002, Registrant: Robert Corpstein, Box 25, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Sw Edge (Lat: 39.340278 Lon: -98.474222), Call Sign: WZE819,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/1999, Expiration Date: 06/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2004, Registrant: Louis Magette, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Lat: 39.384722 Lon: -98.469722, Call Sign: WQBK839, Licensee ID: L00898158,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.405 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2004, Expiration Date: 10/27/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2014, Certifier: Kenley E Hoffman, Registrant: Kenley E Hoffman, Tipton, KS 67485, Phone: (785) 373-7011

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tipton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6062F , Serial Number: 18264078, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/18/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Hill Airplane Co, 655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30533 , Serial Number: 4906, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1949, Certificate Issue Date: 11/12/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Khk Co Inc, 607 Main St, Tipton, KS 67485
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/12/2018

Most common first names in Tipton, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1184.7 years
John779.5 years
Anna689.1 years
Margaret580.0 years
Anton483.8 years
Leo486.5 years
Leona490.3 years
Marie481.5 years
Frank387.7 years
James373.3 years
Most common last names in Tipton, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Arnoldy1371.9 years
Becker984.9 years
Streit975.8 years
Schroeder876.9 years
Reinert777.0 years
Gasper686.2 years
Koenigsman689.6 years
Hobbie581.6 years
Mick581.4 years
May580.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tipton, KS
  • 68.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tipton, KS
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.9%Electricity


Tipton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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