Whiting Lake County, Indiana

Whiting: City in Lake County, Indiana, United States

About

Whiting is a city located in the county of Lake in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,997 and a population density of 598 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,814 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1888.

Whiting Quick Facts

Population : 4,814 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Lake County
Postal code : 46394
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 8.36 km2
Altitude : 587 feet / 179 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1889 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:30:10 (24th September 2022)
Density : 576 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.8% (2010-2020)
Whiting locator map
Location of Whiting on Indiana map.
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Whiting business district
Whiting business district image

Geography

Whiting is located at 41°40'47"N 87°29'40"W (41.6797600, -87.4944900).

Whiting map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Whiting decreased by 3.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,997 - census
2011 4,960 -0.75% estimation process
2012 4,936 -0.49% estimation process
2013 4,900 -0.73% estimation process
2014 4,868 -0.66% estimation process
2015 4,878 0.21% estimation process
2016 4,843 -0.72% estimation process
2017 4,815 -0.58% estimation process
2018 4,786 -0.61% estimation process
2019 4,765 -0.44% estimation process
2020 4,814 1.02% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 25,143
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 25,652
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 25,339
April 1, 2010 Population : 25,585
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.7%
People over 65 (%) : 15.4%
Female persons, % : 51.7%
White only, percent : 82.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 1.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 34.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 60.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,263
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 14.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.4%

Whiting zip code is 46394. County name: Lake, County fips: 18089

Whiting, Whiting's, Whiting's Crossing, Whiting's Station

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $110,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,240
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $512
2015-2019 median gross rent : $776
2015-2019 Households : 8,835
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.80
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 81.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.4%
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,764,667
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 354,817
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,985
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,166
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $22,206
Percentage of people living in poverty : 16.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,645
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 932
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 469
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 305
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,228
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 77
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,457
2010 population per square mile : 2,118.2
2010 land area in square miles : 12.08

Schools in Whiting

College & universities near Whiting, IN

Code Name City ZIP
150172 Calumet College of Saint Joseph Whiting (IN) 46394

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Whiting, IN

Code Name Address Type
HMI Hammond–Whiting station 1135 South Calumet Ave. RAIL
GRY Gary, IN 100 West 4th Avenue BUS
HMW Homewood 18015 Park Ave. RAIL
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
CHI Chicago Union Station 225 South Canal Street RAIL

Post offices near Whiting

Post Office Name City ZIP
Whiting Post Office Whiting (IN) 46394

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  • Whiting , Iowa city in Monona County, Iowa, United States with a population of 721 people.
  • Whiting , Maine town in Washington County, Maine, United States with a population of 485 people.
  • Whiting , Vermont town in Addison County, Vermont, United States with a population of 412 people.
  • Whiting , Kansas City in Jackson County, Kansas, United States with a population of 183 people.

Other cities in Lake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lake County , IN. (more)

City Name Population Title
City of Gary 80,294 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Hammond 75,342 City in Indiana, United States
Gary 74,693 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Merrillville 34,916 Town in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point 30,906 City in Indiana, USA
Schererville 28,593 Town in northwest Indiana, USA
Hobart 27,913 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States of America
East Chicago 27,742 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Munster 22,483 Town in the U.
Highland 22,283 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Griffith 16,032 Town in Calumet and St.
Dyer 15,955 Town in Indiana
Cedar Lake 13,588 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Lake Station 11,850 City in Indiana, United States
Lowell 9,450 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Winfield 5,486 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Whiting distances to largest Indiana cities