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Kipton, Ohio
Kipton Community Church
Kipton Community Church
Location of Kipton, Ohio
Location of Kipton, Ohio
Location of Kipton in Lorain County
Location of Kipton in Lorain County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Township Camden
 • Type Village council
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
850 ft (259 m)
 • Total 243
 • Estimate 
 • Density 529.55/sq mi (204.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-40544
GNIS feature ID 1064946

Kipton is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 243 at the 2010 census.


Kipton was platted in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point.

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 18, 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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), of which 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 353
1970 353 0.0%
1980 352 −0.3%
1990 283 −19.6%
2000 265 −6.4%
2010 243 −8.3%
2019 (est.) 233 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 243 people, 102 households, and 72 families living in the village. The population density was 552.3 inhabitants per square mile (213.2/km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 245.5 per square mile (94.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.1% White, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 102 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 42.8 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.

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