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Tiptonville is a town in Lake County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Jacob Tipton, Indian fighter; another says it was named for William Tipton, settler

The latitude of Tiptonville is 36.378N. The longitude is -89.471W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 299 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,439.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$19,475
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tiptonville demographic reports
Union and Confederate forces battled for three weeks here in 1862 before the southern garrison surrendered
Well-known residents have included:
· Carl Perkins, singer, songwriter
Local festivals include:
  • Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival - Feb. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tiptonville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Reelfoot Lake State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Tiptonville residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tiptonville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tiptonville was $11,843, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Tiptonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tiptonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $187.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.


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Libraries in Tiptonville include Tiptonville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tiptonville include Lake County Banner

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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tiptonville political report.

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The average commute time for Tiptonville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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