Whiting, Indiana Population 2020

4,732

Whiting is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 4,732, it is the 125th largest city in Indiana and the 4919th largest city in the United States. Whiting is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,997 in 2010. Whiting reached it's highest population of 10,880 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Whiting has a population density of 2,630 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whiting is $64,061 with a poverty rate of 16.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $828 per month, and the median house value is $126,600. The median age in Whiting is 35.1 years, 31.6 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.9 males.

Whiting Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whiting was:

  • White: 71.95%
  • Other race: 20.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Black or African American: 2.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Whiting, Indiana is 4,732, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,782.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,997.

Whiting, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,48671.95%
Some Other Race99520.54%
Two or More Races2084.29%
Black or African American1362.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.41%

Whiting Population Pyramid 2020

Whiting Median Age

35.1


Total

31.6


Male

39.4


Female

Whiting Adults

There are 3,663 adults, (603 of whom are seniors) in Whiting.

Whiting Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiting Sex Ratio

Female

2,330

48.09%

Male

2,515

51.91%

Whiting Households and Families

Whiting Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whiting Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.9%28.1%
Non Family63%37%
Male61.5%38.5%
All60.8%39.2%
Female37.4%62.6%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7982.6960.8
Non Family6781.4763
Married6163.7571.9
Female3563.1137.4
Male1482.9461.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whiting Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1946.02%
9th to 12th Grade2919.03%
High School Graduate1,46045.31%
Some College58518.16%
Associates Degree1574.87%
Bachelors Degree37911.76%
Graduate Degree1564.84%

Whiting Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1121,861373
Hispanic1,039805135
Other Race60649431
Multiple Races12110335
Black29299
Islander121212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,786$42,847$26,652
Less Than High School$26,667$32,321$
High School Grad$29,144$37,670$20,489
Some College$32,449$47,305$26,531
Bachelors Degree$46,806$73,618$35,952
Graduate Degree$64,205$98,636$61,094

$35,786

Average Earnings

$42,847

Average Male

$26,652

Average Female

Whiting Language

Whiting Language by Age

Whiting Language

75.73% of Whiting residents speak only English, while 24.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.10% of the population.

Whiting Poverty

Whiting Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,85141214.45%
Hispanic1,76625714.55%
Black1368058.82%
Other995787.84%
Multiple2084622.12%

16.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.63%

Male Poverty Rate

19.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiting

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Black, with 58.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Other, with 7.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.59%
High School13.42%
Some College12.40%
Bachelors or Greater2.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed91.07%
Male Employed5.55%
Female Employed4.91%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Whiting Income

Whiting Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,488$64,061
Families$53,452$72,342
Married Families$77,143-
Non Families$34,559$46,797

Whiting Marital Status

Whiting Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiting Married by Age and Sex

Whiting Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Whiting Marital Status by Race

Whiting Veterans

313

Number of Veterans

241

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam84
First Gulf War69
Second Gulf War43
Korea13
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54125
75+77
55 to 6450
65 to 7444
18 to 3417
Name Veterans % of Total
White2579.64%
Hispanic735.37%
Other374.60%
2 or More139.22%
Hawaiian650.00%

$Whiting Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiting Employment Status

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Whiting Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.47%

Born in Indiana

90.53%

Native Born

9.47%

Foreign Born

4.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.53% of Whiting residents were born in the United States, with 56.47% having been born in Indiana. 4.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,732-25-0.53%
20194,757-25-0.52%
20184,782-34-0.71%
20174,816-25-0.52%
20164,841-35-0.72%
20154,876100.21%
20144,866-34-0.69%
20134,900-34-0.69%
20124,934-26-0.52%
20114,960-30-0.60%
20104,990-147-0.29%
20005,137-18-0.03%
19905,155-475-0.88%
19805,630-1,617-2.49%
19707,247-890-1.15%
19608,137-1,532-1.71%
19509,669-638-0.64%
194010,307-573-0.54%
193010,8807350.70%
192010,1453,5584.41%
19106,5872,6045.16%
19003,9830.00%