Tipton, Indiana

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Tipton is a city in and the county seat of Tipton County[3], Indiana, United States. The population was 5,337 at the 2006 census. It is part of the 'Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area . It was named after John Tipton, a politician.



Tipton is located at 40°17′6″N 86°2′25″W / 40.285°N 86.04028°W / 40.285; -86.04028 (40.284944, -86.040342)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land.


The town of Tipton, formed in 1844 is named after Major John Tipton, a veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812, and a leader of the Indiana Rangers.[5]. Tipton served as United States Senator for Indiana from 1831 until shortly before his death in 1839.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,251 people, 2,239 households, and 1,415 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,834.9 people per square mile (1,095.9/km²). There were 2,401 housing units at an average density of 1,296.2/sq mi (501.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.00% White, 0.15% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

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