Tipton, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Tipton had a population of 3,247 as of July 1, 2018. Tipton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tipton is located at latitude 41.7698 and longitude -91.1284 in Cedar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tipton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Tipton (GNIS ID: 2397029) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Tipton is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cedar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tipton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Tipton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,247
Population in Households 3,169
Population in Familes 2,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 1,553
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $51,326
Average Household Income $63,082
Per Capita Income $27,593


Total Housing Units 1,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $136,224
Average Home Value $144,682


Total Households 1,417
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 854
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.1% 0.17%
Households 0.2% 0.22%
Families 0.17% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Tipton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tipton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 89th
Population Density # 83 92nd
Diversity Index # 574 44th
Median Household Income # 685 32nd
Per Capita Income # 613 39th

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