Tipton is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,155 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cedar County.
Tipton is located at 41°46′14″N 91°7′45″W / 41.77056°N 91.12917°W / 41.77056; -91.12917 (41.770530, -91.129061).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.