Kipton, Ohio

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Kipton is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 265 at the 2000 census.



Kipton was once a stop along the Southern Division of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad; however, the line was abandoned and pulled up in 1976. This line is now a rail trail, with Kipton at the western end of the trail, the North Coast Inland Trail. The path travels east from Kipton and then curves northeast, going through Oberlin and continuing on to Elyria. There is a small park in Kipton where the path terminates.

On this line, Kipton was the site of a famous train wreck on April 19, 1891, which was caused by railroad engineers' watches not being in sync and led to the adoption of stringent quality-control standards for railroad chronometers in 1893.


Kipton is located at 41°16′2″N 82°18′12″W / 41.26722°N 82.30333°W / 41.26722; -82.30333 (41.267101, -82.303337)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 265 people, 105 households, and 76 families residing in the village. The population density was 573.2 people per square mile (222.4/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 233.6/sq mi (90.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.49% White, 0.75% African American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 105 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.

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