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Tipton County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Tipton County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded Oct. 29, 1823
Seat Covington
Largest city Covington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

475 sq mi (1,230 km²)
459 sq mi (1,190 km²)
15 sq mi (40 km²), 3.23%
 - (2000)
 - Density

112/sq mi (43/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Tipton County is a county located on the western end of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 51,271. Its county seat is Covington6. Since Tipton County borders on Shelby County on the south, Tipton County is part of the Memphis, Tennessee Metropolitan area.


The major north-south route, U.S. Highway 51, bisects Tipton County into a western half and eastern half, and passes through Covington.. The western boundary of Tipton County is the Mississippi River, where Tennessee meets Arkansas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,230 km² (475 sq mi). 1,190 km² (459 sq mi) of it is land and 40 km² (15 sq mi) of it (3.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


Year Population[1]
1900 29.273
1910 29.459
1920 30.258
1930 27.498
1940 28.036
1950 29.782
1960 28.564
1970 28.001
1980 32.930
1990 37.568
2000 51.271

As of the census² of 2000, there were 51,271 people, 18,106 households, and 14,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 43/km² (112/sq mi). There were 19,064 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.86% White, 19.90% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. By 2005 1.6% of the county's population was Latino.

Age pyramid Tipton County[2]

There were 18,106 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 13.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.70% were non-families. 18.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,856, and the median income for a family was $46,807. Males had a median income of $35,611 versus $23,559 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,952. About 10.30% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

See also[]


  1. ^ Historical Decennial Census Population
  2. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

External links[]

Coordinates: 35°29′N 89°46′W / 35.49, -89.76

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