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Tipton is a city in Tipton County, in the Kokomo metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gen. John Tipton, who served as a state legislator and U.S. senator.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Tipton. For links to other places called Tipton, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tipton is 40.282N. The longitude is -86.041W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,229.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tipton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tipton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kokomo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46072 ZIP code.
20% of Tipton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tipton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tipton was $19,489, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Tipton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Tipton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Libraries in Tipton include Tipton County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tipton include Tipton Tribune
Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tipton political report.
The average commute time for Tipton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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