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Mitchell County

Population in 2012: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 

Males: 114  (54.8%)
Females: 95  (45.2%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
Kansas median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 67485.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $38,106 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Tipton:

$38,106
Kansas:

$48,964
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,575

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $64,508 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Tipton:

$64,508
Kansas:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,132; Detached houses: $70,132

Median gross rent in 2011: $267.

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  • White alone - 206 (98.1%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (1.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tipton: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (69.1%), Irish (10.7%), United States (5.7%), English (3.8%), Dutch (2.7%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1604 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 825 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Tipton:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tipton city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,100 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $706 (1.1%)

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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

Tipton household income distribution Tipton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-8.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Tipton-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 197% 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 above Kansas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Tipton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Tipton:

  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

Local government website: WWW.TIPTONKANSAS.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tipton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 57 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 93 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 100 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Kansas State University (about 102 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Central Community College (about 108 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Wichita State University (about 129 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 137 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

Private high school in Tipton:

  • TIPTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 301 STATE ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.8%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tipton, KS

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 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Tipton travel time to work - commute


Tipton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (11%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tipton (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.62%
Here79.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents40.9%21.5%9.4%4.6%4.1%
Congregations12.0%24.0%4.0%12.0%4.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%2.7%2.7%2.4%8.5%
Congregations4.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%24.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Mitchell County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

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%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$50
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$600
Streets and Highways 1$1,500$18,0001$425
Local Libraries 0$0 1$127
Totals for Government 1$1,500$18,0009$1,202

Tipton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($267.94)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($162.68)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($81.34)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($81.34)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($76.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($71.77)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($14.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.57)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($4.78)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($4.78)

Tipton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($71.77)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($9.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($100.48)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($33.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($272.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($38.28)
    General Support: $5,000 ($23.92)
  • Tax - Property: $44,000 ($210.53)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($76.56)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($47.85)

Tipton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $284,000 ($1358.85)

5.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cloud County, KS  0.84% ($14,850 average AGI)
from Jewell County, KS  0.46% ($24,091)
from Osborne County, KS  0.46% ($22,364)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Saline County, KS  0.67% ($28,750 average AGI)

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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, Certifier: Kenley E Hoffman
    Registrant: Kenley E Hoffman, Tipton, KS 67485, Phone: (785) 373-7011

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0FXQ
    Grant Date: 02/06/1990, Expiration Date: 02/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Angela R Efken, Rr 1 Box 20, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Call Sign: N0KON, Licensee ID: L00089800
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022
    Registrant: Melvin E Efken, Rr 1 Box 20, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Call Sign: N0KOP, Licensee ID: L00341994
    Grant Date: 04/03/2001, Expiration Date: 04/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2013
    Registrant: Cynthia K Efken, Rr I Box 20, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Call Sign: N0OUI, Previous Call Sign: KB0FXG, Licensee ID: L00339607
    Grant Date: 06/11/2002, Expiration Date: 06/11/2012
    Registrant: Selena M Efken, Rr 1 Box 20, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Call Sign: KC0MZD, Licensee ID: L00501910
    Grant Date: 04/16/2002, Expiration Date: 04/16/2012, Certifier: Jonathan R May
    Registrant: Jonathan R May, Tipton, KS 67485

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Khk Co Inc, 607 Main St, Tipton, KS 67485
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Hill Airplane Co, 655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75641 , Serial Number: 75-8156, Year manufactured: 1943, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth A Hake, Po Box 126, Tipton, KS 67485


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Tipton


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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

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  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
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