Whiting, Indiana Population 2021

4,723
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Whiting is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 4,723, it is the 126th largest city in Indiana and the 4925th largest city in the United States . Whiting is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -5.48% 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 2,625 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whiting is $59,959 with a poverty rate of 16.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $855 per month, and the median house value is $129,300. The median age in Whiting is 34.4 years, 31.1 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Whiting Demographics

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

  • White: 70.11%
  • Other race: 20.90%
  • Two or more races: 4.94%
  • Black or African American: 2.06%
  • Native American: 1.27%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Whiting, Indiana is 4,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,786.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,997.

Whiting, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,37570.11%
Some Other Race1,00620.90%
Two or More Races2384.94%
Black or African American992.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native611.27%
Asian350.73%
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Whiting Population by Race

Whiting Population Pyramid $2021

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Whiting Median Age

34.4


Total

31.1


Male

38


Female

Whiting Adults

There are 3,589 adults, (583 of whom are seniors) in Whiting.

Whiting Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiting Sex Ratio

Female

2,665

55.36%

Male

2,149

44.64%

Whiting Population by Age

Whiting Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whiting Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
All58.9%41.1%
Male42.3%57.7%
Female40.4%59.6%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whiting Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7402.7758.9
Married6353.6870.7
Non Family6171.4561.1
Female3913.3140.4
Male97342.3

3.35

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Whiting Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2407.95%
9th to 12th Grade31910.57%
High School Graduate1,12937.41%
Some College63521.04%
Associates Degree1605.30%
Bachelors Degree40613.45%
Graduate Degree1294.27%
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Whiting Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whiting Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8951,681352
Hispanic1,012676152
Other Race51731516
2+ Races13611845
Black404019
Native American3321
Asian1910

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 black people with a rate of 47.50%.

Whiting Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,700$46,104$27,938
Less Than 9th Grade$27,358$44,438$22,708
High School Graduate$30,523$39,115$21,222
Some College$36,319$46,622$29,613
Bachelors Degree$39,781$71,875$32,153
Graduate Degree$70,583$$64,276

$36,700

Average Earnings

$46,104

Average Male

$27,938

Average Female

Whiting Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whiting Language by Age

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Whiting Language

74.81% of Whiting residents speak only English, while 25.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.82% of the population.

Whiting Language

Whiting Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,57639515.33%
Hispanic1,99729914.97%
Other1,00611611.53%
Multiple2385723.95%
Black994848.48%
Native451328.89%

16.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.52%

Male Poverty Rate

20.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiting

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Black, with 48.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiting is Other, with 11.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.16%.

Whiting Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.92%
Some College14.72%
Less Than 9th Grade9.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.62%

Whiting Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed94.62%
Male Unemployed22.58%
Female Employed12.24%
Male Employed4.04%

Whiting Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whiting Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,653$59,959
Families$51,392$67,647
Married Families$71,042-
Non Families$28,797$41,962
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Income by Household Type

Whiting Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiting Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Whiting Marital Status

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217

Number of Veterans

178

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War84
Vietnam65
Second Gulf War52
Korea7
World War II

Whiting Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5477
75+63
65 to 7438
18 to 3422
55 to 6417

Whiting Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1736.75%
Hispanic604.26%
Other Race304.11%
2+ Races149.15%

Whiting Veterans by Race

Whiting Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiting Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Whiting Employment by Age

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Whiting Employment by Race

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Whiting Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.00%

Born in Whiting

89.68%

Native Born

10.32%

Foreign Born

4.51%

Non Citizen

5.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.68% of Whiting residents were born in the United States, with 58.00% having been born in Indiana. 4.51% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,723-21-0.44%
20204,744-21-0.44%
20194,765-21-0.44%
20184,786-29-0.60%
20174,815-28-0.58%
20164,843-35-0.72%
20154,878100.21%
20144,868-32-0.65%
20134,900-36-0.73%
20124,936-24-0.48%
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%

Whiting Population by Year