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Whiting is a city in Jackson County, in the Topeka metro area.
The community was named for the wife of Sen. Samuel Pomeroy.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Whiting. For links to other places called Whiting, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Whiting is 39.589N. The longitude is -95.612W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 208.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whiting demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66552 ZIP code.
32% of Whiting residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whiting ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whiting was $18,353, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Whiting residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Whiting, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whiting political report.
The average commute time for Whiting workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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