Our citizens will take pride in living in a locality regarded as the agricultural knowledge and production center of the Midwest. By having a unique cluster of large and small companies supporting international commerce through strategic connections in an agricultural business park and other ag related businesses throughout the county, we are confident this dream can become a reality.
Tipton County agri-business leaders have embarked on a road to the future. We believe we are a county that possesses the resources and the amenities to be on the forefront of new technology that will shape the future of agriculture across the nation.
We recognize, accept, and are proud of the county’s natural assets. In marketing them, we can forever continue to generate widespread economic impact to all those who embrace the belief that linking superior agricultural production with agricultural technology is the key to becoming the fiscal powerhouse of agronomics.
Our local community leaders also believe that agriculture is an industry with an extensive fiscal impact. Therefore, we are promoting the natural assets of the county and developing the growth around those qualities. An agrarian emphasis also plays a key role in our identity, our work ethic, and our character. For these reasons, agriculture is critically important to the sustainability in the local context. Other values associated with living in a farming community add to the overall significance of agriculture to the residents of this county. Ninety-five percent of the land in Tipton County is still dedicated to farming because of the widespread effects of agriculture. It not only is an engine that drives the Tipton County economy, it is a force that defines Tipton County life.
Former Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman stated, "Agriculture is Indiana’s first industry. Governor Mitch Daniels and I pledge to grow this vital sector of our state’s economy. Indiana agriculture will have support and leadership from state government unlike anything that has been seen in decades.”

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We do not want to spoil the rural character of Tipton County by encouraging explosive growth; yet we recognize the need for a balance by adding a limited number of residents in order to maintain the businesses and retail services that we presently have. We also seek to provide employment for those young citizens who have a desire to return to the county upon completion of an education. The true value of being raised in an agricultural community is so extensive it cannot be measured, and it is our goal to preserve this lifestyle for future generations. In this modern day of agriculture, this may mean supplementing traditional farming practices with businesses that compliment the pastoral character of our county, so that those who are not fortunate enough to own large amounts of acreage can also reap the benefits of living in an rural community.

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Tipton County
Indiana

Ranked 14th best place to live in the Midwest by Progressive Farmer Magazine

Rank: 46 Overall; 14 Midwest

Population: 16378

Population Density: 62.96 per square mile

ECONOMICS

 
COUNTY STATS
TOP 200 AVG.
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
58755
58314
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SPENDING
47974
47489
SPENDING TO INCOME RATIO
1.22
1.22
COUNTY SALES TAX
6%
5.75%
AVERAGE HOME PRICE
NA
219591
EDUCATION
 
COUNTY STATS
TOP 200 AVG.
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15.32
13.46
COLLEGE BOUND PERCENTAGE
55.4%
63.8%
CRIME
 
COUNTY STATS
TOP 200 AVG.
PERSONAL CRIME
9
30
PROPERTY CRIME
4
47
TOTAL CRIME
7
41
HEALTH CARE
 
COUNTY STATS
TOP 200 AVG.
HEALTH DENSITY
0.73
0.71
CLIMATE
 
COUNTY STATS
TOP 200 AVG.
AIR QUALITY INDEX
11
94
ANNUAL RAINFALL (INCHES)
38.96
37.06
MIN JANUARY TEMPERATURE (AVG)
17.17
16.31
MAX JULY TEMPERATURE (AVG)
86.07
85.44




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Agriculture is an integral part of Tipton County life. Our county ranks first in the state of Indiana as having the highest percentage of prime farmland acreage, and therefore, agriculture represents the largest single land use in the county. It is on this land that not only the highest yields per acre in Indiana are produced, but also some of the top yields in the nation. We have consistently ranked among the leading counties for our impressive return in the production of corn, soybeans and wheat in Indiana.