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Tipton, Kansas
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Mitchell County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Mitchell
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,604 ft (489 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 210
 • Estimate 
(2012)
209
 • Density 810/sq mi (313/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67485
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-70675
GNIS feature ID 0472408
Website tiptonkansas.com

Tipton is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 210.

History

Tipton was originally called Pittsburg, and under the latter name was founded in 1872. When it was later realized that another Pittsburg, Kansas existed, the name was changed to Tipton after Tipton, Iowa, the former home of a local resident.

Geography

Tipton is located at 39°20′22″N 98°28′13″W / 39.33944°N 98.47028°W / 39.33944; -98.47028 (39.339380, -98.470155). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 230
1930 294 27.8%
1940 248 −15.6%
1950 246 −0.8%
1960 252 2.4%
1970 315 25.0%
1980 321 1.9%
1990 267 −16.8%
2000 243 −9.0%
2010 210 −13.6%
Est. 2015 207 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 210 people, 98 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 807.7 inhabitants per square mile (311.9/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 446.2 per square mile (172.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White and 1.9% Asian.

There were 98 households of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.8% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.8% male and 45.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 243 people, 108 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 959.5 people per square mile (375.3/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 465.9 per square mile (182.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.59% White, 0.41% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,637. About 7.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.8% of those sixty five or over.

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