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Whiting, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Whiting had a population of 4,891 as of July 1, 2019. Whiting ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whiting is located at latitude 41.6798 and longitude -87.4945 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whiting encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Whiting (GNIS ID: 2397304) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Whiting is located within Township of North, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whiting: Whiting's, Whiting's Crossing, Whiting's Station.

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Whiting, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Whiting, IN Housing Affordability Index is 193
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Whiting, IN Wealth Index is 58
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,891
Population in Households 4,891
Population in Familes 3,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 2,721
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,376
Average Household Income $69,057
Per Capita Income $25,965
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,104 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 735 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $135,513
Housing Affordability Index2 193
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,839
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,144
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.23% -0.39%
Households -0.35% -0.38%
Families -0.6% -0.55%
Median Household Income   4.21%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Whiting, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiting to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 81st
Population Density # 30 96th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 293 57th
Per Capita Income # 324 52nd

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