Tipton, Iowa

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Tipton, Iowa
City
Motto: "Where Dreams Happen!"[1]
Location of Tipton, Iowa
Location of Tipton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°46′14″N 91°7′45″W / 41.77056°N 91.12917°W / 41.77056; -91.12917Coordinates: 41°46′14″N 91°7′45″W / 41.77056°N 91.12917°W / 41.77056; -91.12917
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area[2]
 • Total 2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)
 • Land 2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,221
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,201
 • Density 1,541.1/sq mi (595.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52772
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-78285
GNIS feature ID 0462257
Website The City of Tipton, Iowa Website

Tipton is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,221 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cedar County.[5]

History[edit]

Tipton was platted in 1840 and was named for General John Tipton, a personal friend of the founder, Henry W. Higgins.[6] It was incorporated on January 27, 1857,[7]

Geography[edit]

Tipton is located at 41°46′14″N 91°7′45″W / 41.77056°N 91.12917°W / 41.77056; -91.12917 (41.770530, -91.129061).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Tipton historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1850 252 —    
1860 1,190 +372.2%
1870 1,246 +4.7%
1880 1,299 +4.3%
1890 1,599 +23.1%
1900 2,513 +57.2%
1910 2,048 −18.5%
1920 2,142 +4.6%
1930 2,145 +0.1%
1940 2,518 +17.4%
1950 2,633 +4.6%
1960 2,862 +8.7%
1970 2,877 +0.5%
1980 3,055 +6.2%
1990 2,998 −1.9%
2000 3,155 +5.2%
2010 3,059 −3.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 


2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,221 people, 1,394 households, and 842 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,541.1 inhabitants per square mile (595.0 /km2). There were 1,510 housing units at an average density of 722.5 per square mile (279.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,394 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% 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 2.90.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,155 people, 1,334 households, and 868 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,732.2 people per square mile (669.3/km²). There were 1,404 housing units at an average density of 770.8 per square mile (297.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.61% White, 0.35% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 1,334 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% 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.

23.6% are under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,778, and the median income for a family was $45,698. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $21,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,494. About 2.9% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Tipton is served by two highways: Iowa 38 (which runs north and south through town) and Iowa 130 (which enters Tipton from the east, meets Iowa 38 in the business district, and then runs north in conjunction).

While Tipton is no longer served by any railroads, it was served by two railroads in the past. The Chicago & Northwestern served Tipton via a spur line from Stanwood to the north. The tracks were removed in the 1970s. Tipton was also served by a branch of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island) from Iowa City to Bennett and beyond. This line ran east and west through the southern part of Tipton and was abandoned in the 1950s. Evidence of this abandoned right-of-way can still be seen in Tipton in a few places.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of Tipton, Iowa". The City of Tipton, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc.. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 463. 
  7. ^ "Tipton, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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