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Whiting is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Whiting is 41.679N. The longitude is -87.494W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,928.


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Median household income
Local
$34,972
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Whiting demographic reports
Whiting is on Lake Michigan
Former and merged names include:
· Whiting's
· Whiting's Crossing
· Whiting's Station
Standard Oil Company built the world's largest complete oil refinery here in 1889.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ferid Murad, winner of Nobel Prize in medicine
Local festivals include:
  • Pierogi Festival - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Whiting web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Calumet College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Whiting residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,518, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Whiting residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Whiting, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Whiting include Whiting Public Library ... View libraries

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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whiting political report.

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The average commute time for Whiting workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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