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Whiting, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Whiting had a population of 815 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Whiting is located at latitude 42.1272 and longitude -96.1508 in Monona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whiting (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Whiting (GNIS ID: 2397305) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Whiting is located within Township of Ashton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monona County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whiting population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Whiting, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 815
Population in Households 751
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $84,439
Average Home Value $118,828


Median Household Income $36,022
Average Household Income $55,622
Per Capita Income $23,696
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.41%
Households 1.0% 0.36%
Families 1.27% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Whiting, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiting to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 354 65th
Population Density1 # 420 58th
Diversity Index2 # 273 73rd
Median Household Income # 987 2nd
Per Capita Income # 799 21st

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