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The City of Tipton had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2021. Tipton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tipton is located at latitude 39.3431 and longitude -98.4709 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tipton encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,601 feet.

The City of Tipton 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 Pittsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tipton: Pittsburgh.

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Tipton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 190 (100%)
Population in Households 190 (100.0%)
Population in Families 156 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 753
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $62,006
Average Household Income $71,194
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $30,945
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $97,000
Average Home Value $138,000
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.89% -0.75%
Households -0.75% -0.68%
Families 0.46% -0.68%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.53%

Tipton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tipton to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 439 35th
Population Density # 357 47th
Median Household Income # 180 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 646 96th
Per Capita Income # 233 65th
Diversity Index # 661 2nd

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