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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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Whiting, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 815
Daytime Population: Workers 267
Daytime Population: Residents 422
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 689
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 751
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 812
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,343
Average Household Income $57,010
Per Capita Income $24,196


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $86,968
Average Home Value $127,510


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.34%
Households 0.86% 0.3%
Families 1.03% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2017 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 Density # 422 58th
Diversity Index # 299 70th
Median Household Income # 980 3rd
Per Capita Income # 816 19th

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