Whiting, Kansas

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Whiting, Kansas
City
Location of Whiting, Kansas
Location of Whiting, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 95°36′47″W / 39.59000°N 95.61306°W / 39.59000; -95.61306Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 95°36′47″W / 39.59000°N 95.61306°W / 39.59000; -95.61306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jackson
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 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 187
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 186
 • Density 187.0/sq mi (72.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66552
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-78100[4]
GNIS feature ID 0473464[5]

Whiting is a city in Jackson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 187.[6] It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Whiting was founded in 1866. It was named for Mrs. Martha S. Whiting, who became the second wife of Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy.[7]

The first post office in Whiting was established in June 1869.[8]

Geography[edit]

Whiting is located at 39°35′24″N 95°36′47″W / 39.59000°N 95.61306°W / 39.59000; -95.61306 (39.590001, -95.613116).[9] 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 population
Census Pop.
1990 213
2000 206 −3.3%
2010 187 −9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 187 people, 84 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 187.0 inhabitants per square mile (72.2/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 95.0 per square mile (36.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.4% White, 1.6% Native American, and 7.0% from two or more races.

There were 84 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 206 people, 91 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 204.6 people per square mile (78.7/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 108.3 per square mile (41.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.63% White, 3.40% Native American, and 0.97% from two or more races.

There were 91 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,792, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $30,694 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,353. About 9.6% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.0% of those sixty five or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 208. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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