Whiting, Iowa

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Whiting, Iowa

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Whiting strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 14% Whiting Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Whiting, Iowa

Comparing Whiting to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Whiting Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles SE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Monona
Standard Zip Codes 51063
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.127
Longitude -96.149

Whiting Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ONAWA 3 NW
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Whiting Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 707 100%
Male 338 47.8%
Female 369 52.2%
Under 18 185 26.2%
18+ 522 73.8%
65+ 149 21.1%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 690 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.6%

Estimated Whiting Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 772
Growth 65
Growth % 9.2%

Whiting Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.3%
US/American 16.8%
Irish 12%
English 4.8%
Norwegian 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Danish 3.6%
Dutch 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Swedish 2.1%
Polish 1.8%
Italian 1.1%
Czech 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
British 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whiting 707 $43,365
Blencoe 231 $40,833
Castana 178 $32,500
Hornick 253 $37,083
Onawa 3,091 $41,250
Sloan 1,032 $50,667
Smithland 221 $33,750

Whiting Public Libraries

Whiting Public Library
"407 WHITTIER ST., BOX 288"
Whiting, Iowa
(712) 458-2612

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Whiting High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

Whiting Colleges

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