Whiting, Iowa

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Whiting, Iowa
City
Location of Whiting, Iowa
Location of Whiting, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°7′32″N 96°9′7″W / 42.12556°N 96.15194°W / 42.12556; -96.15194Coordinates: 42°7′32″N 96°9′7″W / 42.12556°N 96.15194°W / 42.12556; -96.15194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 762
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 747
 • Density 762.0/sq mi (294.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51063
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-85215
GNIS feature ID 0463007

Whiting is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Whiting is located at 42°7′32″N 96°9′7″W / 42.12556°N 96.15194°W / 42.12556; -96.15194 (42.125645, -96.151962).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 56 —    
1890 437 +680.4%
1900 572 +30.9%
1910 576 +0.7%
1920 625 +8.5%
1930 627 +0.3%
1940 688 +9.7%
1950 663 −3.6%
1960 595 −10.3%
1970 590 −0.8%
1980 734 +24.4%
1990 683 −6.9%
2000 707 +3.5%
2010 762 +7.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 762 people, 313 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 762.0 inhabitants per square mile (294.2 /km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 340.0 per square mile (131.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.1% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 313 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 49 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.4% male and 56.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 707 people, 301 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 705.1 people per square mile (273.0/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 315.1 per square mile (122.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 0.99% Native American, 0.28% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 301 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,212, and the median income for a family was $43,365. Males had a median income of $31,827 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,284. About 6.8% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

The movie Children of the Corn was filmed mostly in the vicinity of Whiting.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth Whiting, Iowa