Whiting, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 98  (52.9%)
Females: 88  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66552.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,651 (it was $24,792 in 2000)
Whiting:

$37,651
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,979 (it was $18,353 in 2000)

Whiting city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,072 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Whiting:

$67,072
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $62,578; Detached houses: $65,724; Mobile homes: $25,061

Median gross rent in 2013: $737.

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  • Races in Whiting, KS (2010)

    Whiting races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Whiting: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.6%), Irish (18.8%), United States (12.1%), English (7.5%), Polish (7.1%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1113 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 185 people per square mile   (very low).

Whiting, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Whiting:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whiting city:

  • Never married: 10.0%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 23.1%

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 2013: $900 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $935 (1.3%)

Whiting satellite photo by USGS

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

Whiting household income distribution Whiting home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-3.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Whiting: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 (12).
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 (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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.6%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 78.3% for two or more races residents)
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

Whiting compared to Kansas 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 above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Kansas average:

11.3

Whiting travel time to work - commute Whiting mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Jackson County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.4%
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
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,114
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$758
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,872

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,000 ($155.91)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($123.66)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($102.15)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($53.76)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($43.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($32.26)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($26.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($295.70)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($43.01)
    All Other: $7,000 ($37.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($53.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($123.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($37.63)
    General Support: $4,000 ($21.51)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($48.39)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($43.01)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,000 ($75.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($69.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($5.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $160,000 ($860.22)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shawnee County, KS  2.10% ($35,486 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.37% ($25,579)
from Nemaha County, KS  0.35% ($35,889)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shawnee County, KS  3.00% ($31,796 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.23% ($22,500)
to Brown County, KS  0.19% ($29,700)

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0HOV, Licensee ID: L00223233
    Grant Date: 02/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/30/2020, Certifier: Chris L Wenger
    Registrant: Chris L Wenger, 32550 W4 Rd, Whiting, KS 66552

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
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

Whiting on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)"
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