Whiting, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 93  (50.9%)
Females: 91  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66552.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,433 (it was $24,792 in 2000)
Whiting:

$34,433
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,981 (it was $18,353 in 2000)

Whiting city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,511 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Whiting:

$72,511
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $88,336; detached houses: $91,963; mobile homes: $66,696

Median gross rent in 2017: $742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whiting: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.4%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Whiting, KS (2010)
    • 17191.4%White alone
    • 137.0%Two or more races
    • 31.6%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (33.9%), American (17.8%), Welsh (5.9%), Irish (5.1%), English (4.2%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1113 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 183 people per square mile   (very low).

Whiting, Kansas map

7 residents are foreign born (1.9% North America, 1.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,140 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,242 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (38.3 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (66.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (443.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Muscotah, KS (2.4 miles),
Netawaka, KS (2.4 miles),
Kickapoo Tribal Center, KS (2.4 miles),
Horton, KS (2.6 miles ),
Kickapoo Site 5, KS (2.6 miles),
Kickapoo Site 7, KS (2.7 miles),
Kickapoo Site 2, KS (2.8 miles),
Kickapoo Site 6, KS (2.9 miles)

Latitude: 39.59 N, Longitude: 95.61 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Whiting, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Whiting, KS in 2017
Whiting satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Whiting, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.5%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.1%)
  • Rail transportation (7.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (26.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (16.1%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Air transportation (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Whiting, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Teachers, special education (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Electricians (5.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15.1%)
  • Electricians (11.3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (11.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.5%)
  • Teachers, special education (10.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)

Average climate in Whiting, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whiting-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Whiting city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whiting-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from Whiting center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.5 miles away from Whiting center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 369.6 miles away from Whiting center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.3 miles away from Whiting center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whiting topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whiting:

  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • ABUNDANT LIFE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • TRI-COUNTY MANOR LIVING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • HORTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • HORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • PENNSYLVANIA PLACE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • HOLTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HOLTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whiting:

  • Highland Community College (about 27 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Washburn University (about 39 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 46 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • University of Kansas (about 48 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Grantham University (about 56 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 57 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Park University (about 58 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whiting: Whiting Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Jackson Farmers Grain Elevator Number 6 (B), Whiting Fire District 7 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whiting include: Whiting Baptist Church (A), Whiting United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Whiting:

Marital status in Whiting, KS
  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Whiting:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whiting, KS (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,48717
Evangelical Protestant1,75311
Catholic1,2612
Other1983
None7,763-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Jackson County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

14.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whiting:

55.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whiting:

28.6%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

28.6%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whiting:

50.0%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

42.9%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Whiting:

75.7%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whiting, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$758
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,114
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,872

Whiting government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($103.26)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($97.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($76.09)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($65.22)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($38.04)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,000 ($81.52)

Whiting government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($114.13)
    Other: $7,000 ($38.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($48.91)
    Other: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($146.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($27.17)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($43.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,000 ($21.74)

Whiting government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000 ($869.57)

6.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shawnee County, KS  2.77% ($42,775 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whiting:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whiting:

  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whiting:

  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Whiting fatal accident list:

Apr 24, 1993 02:10 PM, K9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 161ft / 48.9mTotal length
  • $455,000Total costs
  • 823Total average daily traffic
  • 776Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whiting, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whiting, KS

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1 Blk S Of City Park (Lat: 39.584722 Lon: -95.612194), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNQS263,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/1999, Expiration Date: 11/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2005, Registrant: Bain, Brian:bain, Bryson, Rr 1, Whiting, KS 66552, Phone: (913) 873-3140
  • PWS WELL #7, 262nd Rd (Dickinson Wells) (Lat: 39.521000 Lon: -95.645111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLN641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.050 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2010, Expiration Date: 03/16/2020, Certifier: Brenda Adkins, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc,, 15895 S Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • 16236 K 9 Highway (Lat: 39.585556 Lon: -95.621083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQTM678,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.125 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2024, Certifier: Neal D Keeler, Registrant: Haug Communications, 12645 County Road 447, St. Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0HOV, Licensee ID: L00223233, Grant Date: 02/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/30/2020, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2019, Certifier: Chris L Wenger, Registrant: Chris L Wenger, 32550 W4 Rd, Whiting, KS 66552
  • Call Sign: K0CLW, Previous Call Sign: KC0HOV, Licensee ID: L00223233, Grant Date: 03/09/2019, Expiration Date: 03/09/2029, Certifier: Chris L Wenger, Registrant: Chris L Wenger, 32550 W4 Rd, Whiting, KS 66552

Most common first names in Whiting, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Roy677.0 years
Helen680.8 years
James577.4 years
George575.4 years
Henry582.8 years
Mary586.2 years
Frank475.7 years
Charles468.5 years
Walter484.0 years
John463.0 years
Most common last names in Whiting, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown882.2 years
Wagner665.5 years
Banks572.2 years
Jones581.8 years
Newton480.3 years
Priest484.0 years
Smith487.2 years
Ideker377.0 years
Ernest389.3 years
Forster382.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whiting, KS
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whiting, KS
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity


Whiting compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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