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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Whiting is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 4,858. Whiting is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Whiting offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whiting there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Whiting and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Whiting are above average.
About Whiting...
Population
4,858

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$832
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Whiting Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    166.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,914.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Whiting

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,625
National
$55,322
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Whiting Reviews

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I went to Whiting High School. An acquaintance of mine went to Clark, and both experiences were poor, unenriched, and ill-suited for bright students. Both my youger siblings and I had a problem with bullies/immature classmates.
The town itself was very friendly. There are many small businesses that I'm very fond of; the sense of community is very strong. Stores are easily accessible by car or on foot. Police patrol very frequently and the town keeps itself very clean. Residents are mostly Polish- or Czech-descended White and Puerto Rican- or Mexican Latinos.
If I had to list a single problem, it'd be the abundance of teen-agers.

In short, you have a warm, cozy town where everyone knows each other.
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Whiting is a small town community with big dreams and big ideas. There is never a dull day in Whiting with fest, community gatherings, and special outing days for the family such as pirate day, superhero Saturday, and much more. With Whiting having the beach from Lake Michigan in town, we have many visitor which draws more opportunity for more growth and development within the city and its citizens. One of the best cities in Lake County and I plan on, after college, living there with my future children being proud graduates from Whiting High School.
Whiting, Indiana is a great little community. Everyone is welcomed here, and everyone knows each other. Whiting has many family owned businesses. Whiting also has many great small restaurants to enjoy. Whiting has many great traditions as well. One wonderful tradition is Pierogi fest.