Introduction to Tipton, Indiana

Tipton, Indiana, in Tipton county, is 22 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana and 36 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Kokomo metropolitan area with. Tipton's population is approximately 5,251.

Tipton History

Both the city and the county were named in honor of Brigadier General John Tipton. He was a soldier in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and served as U.S. Senator for Indiana from 1831 until his death in 1839. Tipton was given its name in 1847.

Tipton and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Pearson Mill State Recreation Area
  • Seiberling Mansion
  • Mounds State Park
  • Greentown Glass Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Tipton

The Greentown Glass Museum houses the work of the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Company. The Automotive Heritage Museum and the Indiana Transportation Museum have antique automobiles and other artifacts on display. The 19th century home of Monroe Seiberling, the founder of the Diamond Plate Glass Company, is accessible from Tipton. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Tipton Municipal Golf Course. At the Tipton City Park, visitors can enjoy basketball, volleyball and several other games. The city also hosts the Tipton County Pork Festival every September. It features an arts and crafts marketplace, queen contests and live entertainment.

Tipton Transportation

Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.

Tipton Higher Education

Anderson University, Butler University and the University of Indianapolis are all accessible from Tipton.


Total Population 5,252
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,307
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $44,820
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $86,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tipton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Tipton
Metro Area Kokomo
Standard Zip Codes 46072
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.282
Longitude -86.041

Tipton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TIPTON 5 SW
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 1,248 $51,397
Atlanta 702 $48,542
Cicero 4,894 $64,558
Elwood 8,484 $42,238
Kempton 368 $53,750
Sharpsville 695 $56,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tipton Public Libraries

Tipton County Pl
Tipton, Indiana
(765) 675-8761
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Tipton Hospitals

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(765) 675-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tipton High Schools

Serves 580 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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