Whiting, Indiana

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Whiting, Indiana
City
Whiting's business district on 119th Street
Whiting's business district on 119th Street
Location of Whiting in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Whiting in Lake County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°40′34″N 87°29′26″W / 41.67611°N 87.49056°W / 41.67611; -87.49056Coordinates: 41°40′34″N 87°29′26″W / 41.67611°N 87.49056°W / 41.67611; -87.49056
Country United States United States
State Indiana Indiana
County Lake
Township North
Incorporated (Town) 1895
Incorporated (City) 1903
Named for Herbert L. "Pop" Whiting
Government[1]
 • Type City
 • Body Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Joseph M. Stahura (D)
 • City Council
 • City Clerk John T. Haynes (D)
 • City Judge Ann Patricia Likens (D)
Area[2]
 • Total 3.23 sq mi (8.36 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,997
 • Estimate (2016) 4,831
 • Density 2,686.87/sq mi (1,037.57/km2)
Standard of living (2012-16)
 • Median household income $51,544[3]
 • Median home value $115,200[4]
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46394
Area code 219
FIPS code 18-84122[5]
GNIS feature ID 0445988[6]
U.S. and State Routes

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Waterway

Lake Michigan


Amtrak station Hammond-Whiting
Website whitingindiana.com


Whiting is a city in the US state of Indiana. The city is in Lake County on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. It is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan District. There were 4,997 people living in Whiting according to the 2010 United States Census.

The city is home to the Whiting Refinery. This is the biggest oil refinery in the Midwest.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "2018 Public Officials Directory". Lake County Board of Elections and Voter's Registration. Retrieved March 7, 2018. 
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  3. "American FactFinder". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  4. "American FactFinder". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.