Whiting, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whiting, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Whiting had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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, 2017.

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Whiting, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 177
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 93
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 141
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 148
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 176
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $66,262
Average Household Income $79,873
Per Capita Income $33,403


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $197,857


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.76% -0.8%
Households -0.84% -0.77%
Families 1.3% -1.1%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

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, 2017 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 # 460 32nd
Population Density # 608 10th
Diversity Index # 568 15th
Median Household Income # 52 92nd
Per Capita Income # 56 92nd

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