Whiting, IN
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Whiting is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,872 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Whiting is the 122nd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Whiting was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Whiting isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Whiting are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whiting is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whiting who work in office and administrative support (14.78%), sales jobs (9.19%), and food service (7.59%).

Also of interest is that Whiting has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Whiting are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.89% of adults in Whiting have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Whiting in 2010 was $23,573, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,292 for a family of four. However, Whiting contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Whiting is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Whiting home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whiting residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Whiting also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Whiting include Irish, Polish, Slovak, and English.

The most common language spoken in Whiting is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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