Whiting, Iowa

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Whiting is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 707 at the 2000 census.



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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.


The movie Children of the Corn was filmed mostly in the vicinity of Whiting.[3]

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