Whiting, Indiana Population 2024

4,453

Whiting is a city located in Lake County Indiana. Whiting has a 2024 population of 4,453. Whiting is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -2.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,569 in 2020.

The average household income in Whiting is $82,082 with a poverty rate of 17.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whiting is 34.6 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Whiting Demographics

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

  • White: 56.67%
  • Other race: 23.79%
  • Two or more races: 11.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.68%
  • Native American: 2.86%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,475.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.54% (-116)
The current population of Whiting, Indiana is 4,453 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,569.

Whiting, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,59256.67%
Other race1,08823.79%
Two or more races52611.5%
Black or African American2144.68%
Native American1312.86%
Asian230.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whiting Population by Race

Whiting Population Pyramid 2024

Whiting Median Age

34.6

Total

33.6

Male

35.2

Female

Whiting Adults

There are 3,299 adults, (606 of whom are seniors) in Whiting.

Whiting Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiting Sex Ratio

Female2,43953.32%
Male2,13546.68%

Whiting Population by Age

Whiting Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5802.8957.442.6
Married6543.3871.728.3
Non Family5051.5452.347.7
Female3213.2448.351.7
Male1005.421981
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3.38

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whiting Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whiting Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whiting Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 29.29%.

Whiting Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,387

Average Earnings

$51,173

Average Male

$31,891

Average Female

Whiting Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whiting Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whiting Language

68.04% of Whiting residents speak only English, while 31.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.49% of the population.

Whiting Language

Whiting Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,31041417.92%
White1,97429014.69%
Other1,08822020.22%
Multiple5269918.82%
Black2147535.05%
Native118108.47%
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17.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.32%

Male Poverty Rate

24.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiting

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Black, with 35.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Native, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.23%.

Whiting Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.47%
Some College12.98%
High School9.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.45%
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Whiting Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.96%
Female Employed20.41%
Male Employed8.81%
Male Unemployed6.67%
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Whiting Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whiting Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whiting Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiting Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Whiting Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whiting Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

173

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

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Whiting Veterans by War

count

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Whiting Veterans by Age

count

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Whiting Veterans by Race

Whiting Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiting Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Whiting Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whiting Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whiting Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.37%

Born in Whiting

86.51%

Native Born

13.49%

Foreign Born

7.17%

Non Citizen

6.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.51% of Whiting residents were born in the United States, with 50.37% having been born in Indiana. 7.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whiting Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,263-38-0.88%
20284,301-38-0.88%
20274,339-38-0.87%
20264,377-38-0.86%
20254,415-38-0.85%
20244,453-38-0.85%
20234,491-38-0.84%
20224,529-38-0.83%
20214,567-2-0.04%
20204,569-199-4.17%
20194,768-20-0.42%
20184,788-27-0.56%
20174,815-29-0.6%
20164,844-34-0.7%
20154,87880.16%
20144,870-31-0.63%
20134,901-34-0.69%
20124,935-26-0.52%
20114,961-29-0.58%
20104,990-147-2.86%
20005,137-18-0.35%
19905,155-475-8.44%
19805,630-1,617-22.31%
19707,247-890-10.94%
19608,137-1,532-15.84%
19509,669-638-6.19%
194010,307-573-5.27%
193010,8807357.24%
192010,1453,55854.02%
19106,5872,60465.38%
19003,983
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Whiting Population by Year