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Tipton, Oklahoma
Location of Tipton, Oklahoma
Location of Tipton, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Tillman
Area
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)
 • Land 0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,293 ft (394 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 847
 • Estimate 
(2019)
759
 • Density 1,121.12/sq mi (433.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73570
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-73850
GNIS feature ID 1098922

Tipton is a town in the western part of Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 847 at the United States 2010 census, a 31.6 percent decline from 1,238 in 2000.

Tipton also is home to Tipton Home, originally called Tipton Orphans' Home, a home for children, established in 1921, when Sol and Maggie Tipton donated a plot of land in Canadian, Texas to the founders. The Tipton Church of Christ moved the home to Tipton in 1924, where it still operated into the 21st century.

Geography

Tipton is located at 34°30′12″N 99°8′21″W / 34.50333°N 99.13917°W / 34.50333; -99.13917 (34.503358, -99.139064).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 441
1920 727 64.9%
1930 1,459 100.7%
1940 1,470 0.8%
1950 1,172 −20.3%
1960 1,117 −4.7%
1970 1,206 8.0%
1980 1,475 22.3%
1990 1,043 −29.3%
2000 1,238 18.7%
2010 847 −31.6%
2019 (est.) 759 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 916 people, 396 households, and 270 families resided in the town. The population density was 1,403.9 people per square mile (544.1/km2). The 486 housing units averaged 744.9 per square mile (288.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 78.71% White, 10.04% African American, 1.75% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 7.75% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 13.32% of the population.

Of the 396 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were not families. About 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31, and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was distributed as 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,432, and for a family was $30,735. Males had a median income of $27,353 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,217. About 14.1% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

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