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Whiting, Kansas - Basic Facts

Whiting is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Whiting.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 39.5897 and longitude -95.6128. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Whiting (see map) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Whiting, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 184
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 183
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $95,652
Average Home Value $167,905


Median Household Income $51,969
Average Household Income $57,060
Per Capita Income $24,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.44%
Households 0.0% -0.24%
Families 3.49% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Whiting, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiting to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 450 33rd
Population Density1 # 606 10th
Diversity Index2 # 565 16th
Median Household Income # 201 70th
Per Capita Income # 259 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.