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Whiting township, KS map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 362 (all rural)
Males: 177  (48.9%)
Females: 185  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 362 (318 owner occupied, 44 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Whiting township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.6%
  • Black: 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.38

Whiting township:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,573 ($25,125 in 1999)
This township:

$29,573
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $273 (lower quartile is $180, upper quartile is $325)
Here:

$273
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,085 (it was $47,200 in 2000)
Whiting township:

$70,085
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,442 - $114,798

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,218
Here:

$134,218
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $27,060
Here:

$27,060
State:

$34,057
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

24.9%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

17.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Whiting.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Spring Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lake of the Oaks (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Muddy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (0% naturalized citizens)

Whiting township:  1.9%
State:  5.0%

69% of Whiting township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 283
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 43
  • South: 13
  • West: 5

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,200

Whiting township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 149
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 3
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,000


Housing units in Whiting township with a mortgage: 32 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 18
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 88

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiting township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiting township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Whiting township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiting township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Cars and other vehicles available in Whiting township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Whiting township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Air transportation (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Special education teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Whiting township:

  • German (37.4%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • Dutch (7.8%)
  • Swedish (5.9%)
  • United States or American (5.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (57%)
  • Mexico (43%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 116 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 26 (17%)
  • Walked: 9 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (5%)

96.9% of residents of Whiting township speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 357
  • In family households: 282 (48 male householders, 36 female householders)
    69 spouses, 110 children (110 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 75 (23 male householders (23 living alone)), 44 female householders (41 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 37 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 64 1-person, 3 4-persons,

69 married couples with children.
16 single-parent households (7 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Whiting township:

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