Tipton is a city in Moniteau County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 square kilometers), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 square kilometers) is land and 0.48% is water. There were 967 housing units at an average density of 461.0 per square mile (177.8/square kilometers). The racial makeup of the city was 81.51% White, 15.18% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races.