Whiting, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whiting, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Whiting had a population of 179 as of July 1, 2015. Whiting ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whiting is located at latitude 39.5879 and longitude -95.6112 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whiting (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Whiting (GNIS ID: 2397306) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whiting population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Whiting, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 179
Population in Households 179
Population in Familes 150
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $96,000
Average Home Value $169,792


Median Household Income $51,337
Average Household Income $57,600
Per Capita Income $24,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.57%
Households -0.46% -0.49%
Families 2.48% -0.7%
Median Household Income   4.35%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 455 32nd
Population Density1 # 608 10th
Diversity Index2 # 581 14th
Median Household Income # 232 66th
Per Capita Income # 249 63rd

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