Whiting, Indiana

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Population in 2022: 4,529 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.8%
 
Males: 2,111  (46.6%)
Females: 2,418  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Indiana median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 46394.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $59,479 (it was $34,972 in 2000)
Whiting:

$59,479
IN:

$66,785

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,302 (it was $17,518 in 2000)

Whiting city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $217,235 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Whiting:

$217,235
IN:

$208,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $248,767; detached houses: $255,070; townhouses or other attached units: $240,581; in 2-unit structures: $184,698; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,468; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,086; mobile homes: $26,858

Median gross rent in 2022: $949.

March 2022 cost of living index in Whiting: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 17.5%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Whiting, IN (2022)
    • 2,40152.3%Hispanic
    • 1,93042.0%White alone
    • 2144.7%Black alone
    • 350.8%Two or more races
    • 260.6%American Indian alone
    • 230.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Whiting, Indiana as of June 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whiting is 2,416 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Whiting by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
1
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(84.9)
2
(40.0)
4
(79.6)
2
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
6
(124.4)
13
(268.2)
8
(166.5)
7
(145.8)
2
(42.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(21.2)
1
(20.0)
3
(59.7)
1
(20.0)
4
(81.3)
1
(20.6)
1
(20.7)
8
(165.0)
6
(124.9)
4
(83.3)
1
(21.0)
7
(147.6)
7
(145.9)
7
(154.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(445.7)
49
(980.6)
79
(1,573)
31
(619.0)
10
(203.3)
14
(287.7)
17
(352.6)
10
(206.3)
7
(145.7)
6
(124.9)
1
(21.0)
8
(168.7)
3
(62.5)
9
(198.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(3,735)
171
(3,422)
154
(3,066)
145
(2,895)
132
(2,684)
125
(2,569)
141
(2,924)
140
(2,888)
92
(1,915)
132
(2,749)
39
(819.8)
43
(907.0)
41
(854.7)
67
(1,478)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(445.7)
15
(300.2)
10
(199.1)
19
(379.4)
20
(406.7)
13
(267.2)
9
(186.6)
18
(371.3)
3
(62.4)
15
(312.4)
0
(0.0)
10
(210.9)
5
(104.2)
13
(286.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
City-Data.com crime index288.4245.5324.3245.4170.4154.5198.1306.1166.7262.467.994.588.6126.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Whiting, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 17 (16 officers - 16 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.34
Indiana average:

2.16
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Ancestries: Slovak (6.6%), Polish (6.5%), German (4.0%), American (3.0%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/01/1895

Elevation: 585 feet

Land area: 1.76 square miles.

Population density: 2,569 people per square mile   (average).

Whiting, Indiana map

676 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America).

This city:

14.7%
Indiana:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,738 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,464 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 87.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,606 (+56.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 431 (22.9%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Whiting, IN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Whiting, IN in 2022
Whiting satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2020: 3 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $265,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $321,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $247,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $32,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $53,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Whiting, IN residents
Average permit cost in Whiting, IN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.7%
Indiana:

2.8%
Historical population in Whiting, IN
Historical housing units in Whiting, IN
Most common industries in Whiting, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.2%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Whiting, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.8%)

Average climate in Whiting, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Whiting, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.339. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.339
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

5.1
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 1.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.31
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 26.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0302. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0302
U.S.:

0.0093

Tornado activity:

Whiting-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 54% 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 above Indiana state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from Whiting center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 198.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Whiting center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 255.6 miles away from Whiting center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from Whiting 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 Lake County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whiting topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whiting:

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

Other hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL-TCU (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • FMC - EAST CHICAGO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • WE CARE HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CHICAGO, IL)
  • LOVING HANDS R ON THE WAY LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HAMMOND, IN)

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: 712; 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: 4,110)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 7 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Chicago State University (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • South Suburban College (about 9 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • University of Chicago (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 11,506)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,044)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 12 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)

Public high schools in Whiting:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whiting:

Private elementary/middle school in Whiting:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 372, Location: 1844 LINCOLN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Whiting

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Whiting:

Marital status in Whiting, IN
  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Whiting:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.2
Indiana average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Whiting
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whiting, IN (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic101,09658
Evangelical Protestant98,213266
Mainline Protestant28,94378
Black Protestant25,45974
Orthodox13,99014
Other7,46029
None220,844-
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: 82
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whiting:

10.7%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whiting:

33.5%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.4%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whiting, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$48,548$32,3650$0
Firefighters 15$14,901$11,9210$0
Solid Waste Management 15$59,469$47,5755$6,840
Parks and Recreation 12$56,281$56,2819$6,590
Sewerage 6$23,235$46,4700$0
Other Government Administration 4$4,640$13,92010$4,049
Financial Administration 4$21,744$65,2321$2,272
Other and Unallocable 3$10,102$40,4080$0
Police - Other 2$7,677$46,0627$5,646
Health 1$3,720$44,6403$3,182
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$842
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 4$3,543
Totals for Government 80$250,316$37,54740$32,964

Whiting government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,139,000 ($472.29)
    Police Protection: $1,788,000 ($394.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,493,000 ($329.65)
    Sewerage: $1,446,000 ($319.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $830,000 ($183.26)
    Water Utilities: $696,000 ($153.68)
    Financial Administration: $318,000 ($70.21)
    Central Staff Services: $256,000 ($56.52)
    General Public Buildings: $249,000 ($54.98)
    Parking Facilities: $216,000 ($47.69)
    Health - Other: $86,000 ($18.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($5.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,567,000 ($345.99)

Whiting government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,595,000 ($352.17)
    Other: $298,000 ($65.80)
    Parking Facilities: $216,000 ($47.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($31.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($11.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $697,000 ($153.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($15.90)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($8.39)
    Sale of Property: $29,000 ($6.40)
    Rents: $13,000 ($2.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($2.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $696,000 ($153.68)
  • Tax - Property: $16,573,000 ($3659.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000 ($9.05)

Whiting government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,750,000 ($5685.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,775,000 ($5249.50)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,950,000 ($1092.96)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,925,000 ($1087.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,975,000 ($436.08)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000 ($5.52)

Whiting government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,006,000 ($3092.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,376,000 ($1628.62)

5.29% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($54,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Indiana average:

6.66%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($91 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.01%
Indiana average:

0.00%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Cook County, IL  2.32% ($55,694 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.64% ($48,207)
from Will County, IL  0.31% ($72,169)
Businesses in Whiting, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Dunkin Donuts1Walgreens1
FedEx1White Castle1
H&R Block1

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)
Whiting fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Whiting fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.9mTotal length
  • 35,980Total average daily traffic
  • 1,824Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, N7661Q, N-7661Q, Serial Number: 310Q0440, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth E Cooper, 2500 Gaspar 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 in Whiting, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Whiting, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 52 took place in 2007, and the least - 6 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Whiting, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whiting, IN
    • 20645.1%Outside Fires
    • 15333.5%Structure Fires
    • 6915.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 296.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whiting, IN
  • 95.3%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whiting, IN
  • 75.2%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Whiting compared to Indiana state average:

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

Whiting on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #24 (46394) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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