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Population in 2012: 4,937 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 

Males: 2,433  (49.3%)
Females: 2,504  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  34.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46394.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,293 (it was $34,972 in 2000)
Whiting:

$43,293
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,634

Whiting city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,662 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Whiting:

$111,662
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,864; Detached houses: $129,852; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,710; In 2-unit structures: $139,173; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,499

Median gross rent in 2012: $660.

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  • White alone - 2,877 (57.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,918 (38.4%)
  • Black alone - 120 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 26 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)

Races in Whiting detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whiting: 97.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (12.9%), Irish (10.1%), Slovak (9.7%), German (6.4%), English (4.2%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/01/1895

Elevation: 585 feet

Land area: 1.76 square miles.

Population density: 2,801 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Whiting:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whiting city:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

390 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  7.8%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Whiting, Indiana as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Whiting to the number of sex offenders is 1,234 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,130 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,739 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (4.5 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (15.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Chicago, IN (1.7 miles ), Burnham, IL (2.1 miles ), Hammond, IN (2.1 miles ), Calumet City, IL (2.3 miles ), Dolton, IL (2.6 miles ), Riverdale, IL (2.8 miles ), South Holland, IL (2.8 miles ), Lansing, IL (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $32,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $247,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $321,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $207,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 87.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,369 (+87.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 557 (27.1%)

Area code: 219

Whiting household income distribution Whiting home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Whiting by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00001011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.021.20.019.920.0
Rapes 30100000
per 100,000 60.40.020.90.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 56544242
per 100,000 100.7121.8104.384.684.942.279.639.9
Assaults 23141131
per 100,000 40.360.920.984.621.221.159.720.0
Burglaries 5030353121497931
per 100,000 1007.5609.1730.2655.9445.71033.81572.8619.0
Thefts 185142155172176171154145
per 100,000 3727.62883.23233.93639.43735.13607.63065.92895.4
Auto thefts 2822171121151019
per 100,000 564.2446.7354.7232.8445.7316.5199.1379.4
Arson 14001000
per 100,000 20.181.20.00.021.20.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 343.3236.9255.0246.6281.8252.9316.8239.8

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Crime rate in Whiting detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.79
Indiana average:

1.96

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Whiting, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Whiting-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Whiting city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whiting-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whiting topographic map

Birthplace of: Mary-Lou Daniels - Female tennis player, Al Pilarcik - Baseball player, George Buksar - Football player, Steve Kraly - Baseball player, Irene Purcell - Film Actress, Joe Kopcha - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Whiting:

  • HAMMOND-WHITING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1000 114TH ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Whiting:

  • NORTHWEST HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • DAVITA - EAST CHICAGO (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)

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Heliports located in Whiting:

Amtrak stations near Whiting:

  • 2 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

College/University in Whiting:

  • Calumet College of Saint Joseph (Full-time enrollment: 597; Location: 2400 New York Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ccsj.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whiting:

  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,346)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 7 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 6,151)
  • Chicago State University (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,206)
  • South Suburban College (about 9 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • University of Chicago (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 12,067)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 12 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)

Public high schools in Whiting:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whiting:

See full list of schools located in Whiting, map of school districts: WHITING SCHOOL CITY

Library in Whiting:

  • WHITING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,477,353; Location: 1735 OLIVER STREET; 94,852 books; 4,339 audio materials; 3,862 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 240 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Whiting: Whiting Fire Department (A), British Petroleum Products - North America Whiting Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whiting include: First Church of Christ (A), Hungarian Reformed Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), Saint John Lutheran Church (D), Saint Mary's Byzantine Church (E), Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Whiting Baptist Church (G), Whiting United Methodist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Government Offices City - Judge's Ofc- Whiting City- City Hall- Court C (1443 119th Street).

 
Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.6. This is about average.
City:

37.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0161. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0161
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.97. This is better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.97
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.0% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whiting, IN

Whiting compared to Indiana state average:

Whiting, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Whiting (2011 data):

  • Centier Bank: Sterk's - Whiting at 1836 Calumet Ave, branch established on 1997/11/01; at 1500 - 119th Street, branch established on 1895/04/21. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Whiting Main Branch at 1449 119th Street, branch established on 1957/05/03. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Liberty Savings Bank, FSB: Liberty Savings Bank, Fsb at 1904 Indianapolis Blvd, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $69.0 mil, Deposits: $64.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: American Trust & Savings Bank Of Whi at 1321 - 119th Street, branch established on 2010/05/28. Info updated 2010/06/29: Bank assets: $1,546.9 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Michigan City, IN, positive income, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Horizon Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Whiting travel time to work - commute


Whiting mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Whiting city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents59.2%5.0%4.3%3.6%2.9%
Congregations17.1%8.7%6.1%6.4%5.5%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.9%1.8%17.4%
Congregations0.9%3.5%3.8%2.6%45.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lake County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Lake County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 175
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Lake County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lake County:

11.7%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,874$35,4961$270
Other Government Administration 32$50,183$18,8190$0
Judicial and Legal 3$7,388$29,5526$1,610
Police Protection - Officers 18$80,293$53,5290$0
Police - Other 7$18,925$32,4439$2,953
Firefighters 17$88,817$62,6940$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$972
Correction 1$2,396$28,7520$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,801$38,4033$2,562
Health 0$0 1$2,544
Solid Waste Management 22$71,167$38,8180$0
Sewerage 7$18,022$30,8950$0
Parks and Recreation 11$26,499$28,90828$18,730
Water Supply 8$22,392$33,5880$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,085$24,5105$4,153
Totals for Government 135$411,842$36,60854$33,794

Whiting government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($16.00)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,451,000 ($293.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,226,000 ($248.33)
    General - Other: $856,000 ($173.38)
    Sewerage: $542,000 ($109.78)
    Water Utilities: $473,000 ($95.81)
    Regular Highways: $312,000 ($63.20)
    Central Staff Services: $195,000 ($39.50)
    Financial Administration: $164,000 ($33.22)
    General Public Buildings: $135,000 ($27.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000 ($25.12)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($17.01)
    Corrections - Other: $4,000 ($0.81)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($0.61)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $629,000 ($127.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $315,000 ($63.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $97,000 ($19.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $61,000 ($12.36)
    General Public Building: $27,000 ($5.47)
    Corrections - Other: $18,000 ($3.65)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($2.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($1.62)
    Judicial: $7,000 ($1.42)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,527,000 ($1119.51)

Whiting government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $559,000 ($113.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $195,000 ($39.50)
    All Other: $33,000 ($6.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($2.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($6.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $329,000 ($66.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $143,000 ($28.96)
    Property Sale Other: $16,000 ($3.24)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $907,000 ($183.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,341,000 ($271.62)
    Highways: $236,000 ($47.80)
    All Other: $109,000 ($22.08)
  • Tax - Property: $7,620,000 ($1543.45)
    NEC: $39,000 ($7.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($1.01)

Whiting government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,767,000 ($2383.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $11,143,000 ($2257.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $624,000 ($126.39)

Whiting government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $91,000 ($18.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,705,000 ($2573.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $619,000 ($125.38)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  2.28% ($39,640 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.62% ($34,915)
from Will County, IL  0.19% ($56,174)


5.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.06% ($33,307 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  1.03% ($43,404)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($20,343)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whiting:

  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whiting:

  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whiting:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Whiting, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Whiting fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 36 meters (118ft)
Total costs: $700,000
Total average daily traffic: 77,849
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,339

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Whiting)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Whiting, IN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • STATION, 1/2 Mi S Of The Int Of Calumet Ave And 129th St On Calumet Av (Lat: 41.657806 Lon: -87.507806), Overall height: 141.4 m, Call Sign: WNEH276
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.162 MHz, 952.162 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2009, Expiration Date: 06/27/2019
    Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 14511 Falling Creek, Ste. 507, Houston, TX 77014, Phone: (979) 220-6996, Fax: (281) 586-0044, Email:
  • Whiting Park, IN7118, 1500 Center St. (Lat: 41.685750 Lon: -87.496444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.1 m, Overall height: 42.4 m, Call Sign: WQHQ867
    Assigned Frequencies: 10643.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2007, Expiration Date: 10/10/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2009, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142
  • IL-CHI0707, 1500 Center St. (Lat: 41.685750 Lon: -87.496472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.1 m, Overall height: 42.4 m, Call Sign: WQLA250
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2009, Expiration Date: 11/09/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • 28D1, On Calumet Ave .5 Mi S Int W 129th St (Lat: 41.650611 Lon: -87.506861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 141.4 m, Call Sign: WQOP559
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/08/2021, Certifier: Carl M Petrovsky
    Registrant: Newgig Networks LLC, 4629 Cass St Ste 75, San Diego, CA 92109-2805, Phone: (917) 542-0136, Fax: (360) 368-8717, Email:
  • CH60XC219, 1500 Center St. (Lat: 41.685750 Lon: -87.496444), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 41.1 m, Overall height: 42.4 m, Call Sign: WQPU265
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, 2831 Indianapolis Blvd (Lat: 41.662806 Lon: -87.482806), Structure height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: KPF38
    Assigned Frequencies: 6545.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/1996, Expiration Date: 09/16/1998, Cancellation Date: 08/03/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (312) 856-3768
  • WESTPOINT, Milepost 1 Ind Toll Rd I80/I90 1 Mi W Of The Ind-Ill St Line (Lat: 41.689194 Lon: -87.522000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WHC692
    Assigned Frequencies: 10637.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/02/2011, Expiration Date: 12/19/2021
    Registrant: White & Case LLP, 701 13th St., Nw, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-3635, Fax: (202) 639-9355, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whiting)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33411 , Serial Number: 32-7540098, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/17/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas F Owens, 816-119th Street, Whiting, IN 46394
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7661Q , Serial Number: 310Q0440, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth E Cooper, 2500 Gaspar Ave, Whiting, IN 46394
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210K (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520-C (340 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9432M , Serial Number: 21059332, Year manufactured: 1970
    Registrant (Individual): James L Kaine, 1626 Central Ave, Whiting, IN 46394



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$128,83317$143,52930$115,4678$23,5001$114,0006$157,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$84,0000$04$102,0002$4,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$129,6674$68,00022$112,2275$28,4000$04$46,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$017$118,3531$12,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$104,0006$113,1670$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0401.00 , 0402.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$139,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$145,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$145,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0401.00 , 0402.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 35

Incident types - Whiting


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whiting, IN

Most common first names in Whiting, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39176.3 years
Mary30879.6 years
Joseph21275.2 years
Anna13482.7 years
George12176.4 years
Helen11878.6 years
Michael9373.4 years
Frank9074.6 years
Edward8474.4 years
Andrew7976.0 years
Most common last names in Whiting, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1968.6 years
Puplava1976.1 years
Murzyn1875.9 years
Kaminsky1881.4 years
Smith1876.6 years
Dvorscak1776.5 years
Miller1570.1 years
Brown1569.4 years
Adam1478.0 years
Janik1469.2 years
Businesses in Whiting, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Dunkin Donuts1Walgreens1
FedEx1White Castle1
H&R Block1

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  • #24 (46394) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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