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Tipton County, Indiana (IN)


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County population in 2012: 15,695 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 16,577 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,448
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,617
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,168
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,311 (it was 1,301 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 260 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 61 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tipton County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.5%), Manufacturing (19.1%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tipton County, Indiana:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,846  (50.9%)
Females: 8,090  (49.1%)

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Tipton County,IN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Tipton County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,050 ($48,546 in 1999)
This county:

$53050
Indiana:

$45424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $499 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $606)
This county:

$499
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $118,696 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Tipton County:

$118,696
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,713 - $164,395

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $150,699
Here:

$150,699
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,634
Here:

$191,634
State:

$141,472

In 2-unit structures: $73,134
Here:

$73,134
State:

$103,490

Mobile homes: $83,342
Here:

$83,342
State:

$33,761

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,310
Here:

$12,310
State:

$52,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,094
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 166

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $890 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $874 (0.8%)


Tipton County household income distribution in 2009 Tipton County home values distribution


Tipton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.3%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.9% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.1%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.2%

Area name: Kokomo, IN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tipton County is $474 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $768 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tipton, Windfall City, Sharpsville, Kempton.

Tipton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tipton County: Schottmer Prime Pork Farm (A), Ploughe Farm (B), Sun Rise Farm (C), R and M Farms (D), Fernung Farms (E), Ripberger Farms (F), R Hog Farm (G), Cicero Township Fire Department (H), Kempton Fire and Rescue (I), Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tipton County include: Bethel Church (A), Hazeldell Church (B), Hopewell Church (C), Liberty Church (D), Mount Lebanon Church (E), Mount Olive Church (F), New Hope Church (G), Prairieville Church (H), Rock Prairie Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethsaida Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Wheeler Cemetery (3), Brookside Cemetery (4), Sumner Cemetery (5), Turner Cemetery (6), Salem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B), Dixon Creek (C), North Creek (D), Mud Creek (E), Buck Creek (F), Broad Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clinton County , Grant County , Hamilton County , Howard County , Madison County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 490
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 173 (35% naturalized citizens)

Tipton County:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.3%

Tipton County marital status for males
Tipton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Tipton County with a mortgage: 2,776 (335 second mortgage, 324 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,408

Here:

66.3% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.88%
Here44.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,440
Total congregations: 29

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents1,528 (20.5%)1,459 (19.6%)1,143 (15.4%)806 (10.8%)587 (7.9%)
Congregations1 (3.4%)6 (20.7%)2 (6.9%)5 (17.2%)4 (13.8%)
NameLutheran ChurchSeparate Baptists in ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents547 (7.4%)308 (4.1%)277 (3.7%)246 (3.3%)539 (7.2%)
Congregations1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)7 (24.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Tipton County - Tipton, Windfall City, Sharpsville, Kempton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Tipton County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Tipton County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Indiana:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tipton County:

15.6%
State:

14.3%


Agriculture in Tipton County:

Average size of farms: 421 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $154,769
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $309.20
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $115,378
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $122,497
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.09
Corn for grain: 66794 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1027 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 72337 harvested acres
Vegetables: 708 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Tornado activity:

Tipton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 4.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tipton County-area historical earthquake activity is below Indiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Tipton County center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Tipton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (21%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Tipton County (%):





Tipton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,010 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 726 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 136 (2%)
  • Other means: 32 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 210 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Tipton County, Indiana in 2000:

People in group quarters in Tipton County, Indiana in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $53,970.

6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Indiana average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.06% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($27,354 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($5,799 average AGI)
Tipton County:

1.14%
Indiana average:

2.47%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Howard County, IN  1.91% ($35,154 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IN  1.21% ($31,333)
from Madison County, IN  0.70% ($34,111)
from Marion County, IN  0.23% ($30,933)


7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Indiana average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.93% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($30,286 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($7,402 average AGI)
Tipton County:

1.28%
Indiana average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Howard County, IN  2.00% ($38,708 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IN  1.19% ($43,558)
to Madison County, IN  0.77% ($26,900)
to Marion County, IN  0.55% ($25,750)
to Clinton County, IN  0.17% ($36,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Tipton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Tipton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tipton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,490 (2,213 aged, 277 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9388.740
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 451.670
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31171.33

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1238.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1098.570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,731

Size of family households: 2,164 2-persons, 970 3-persons, 830 4-persons, 386 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,617 1-person, 204 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Tipton County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,976,000 ($4636 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,692,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,658,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,976,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,237,000
Federal grants: $9,839,000
Federal procurement contracts: $778,000 ($30,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,488,000 ($1,483,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $178,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,166,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,517,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,022
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 843
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -347
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tipton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.22 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Tipton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 354
  • 5 rooms: 1,226
  • 6 rooms: 1,239
  • 7 rooms: 1,110
  • 8 rooms: 540
  • 9+ rooms: 632
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 284
  • 4 rooms: 333
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 170
  • 7 rooms: 101
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 115
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tipton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,071
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,836
  • 4 bedrooms: 918
  • 5+ bedrooms: 192
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 320
  • 2 bedrooms: 506
  • 3 bedrooms: 372
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Tipton County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 1,256
  • 2 vehicles: 2,343
  • 3 vehicles: 1,090
  • 4 vehicles: 293
  • 5+ vehicles: 105
  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 563
  • 2 vehicles: 499
  • 3 vehicles: 110
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

64% of Tipton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Indiana.

Tipton County:

64.5%
State average:

55.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tipton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.3%)
  • Electricity (16.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.7%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 140
Here:

7.3%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

4.8%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

20.6%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Tipton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Tipton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Tipton County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Tipton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Tipton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tipton County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Tipton County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12679.3 years
William10075.8 years
Robert9174.4 years
James8570.4 years
Charles8276.9 years
John7877.0 years
George4878.5 years
Ruth4782.2 years
Paul4276.3 years
Helen4180.0 years
Most common last names in Tipton County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5476.9 years
Miller3677.0 years
Jones2878.0 years
Johnson2879.7 years
Williams2571.3 years
Carter2181.6 years
Morris1978.1 years
Mitchell1970.5 years
Henderson1974.3 years
Orr1877.8 years
Businesses in Tipton County, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1
Browse common businesses in Tipton County, IN

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