Whiting, Wisconsin

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Whiting is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States and is a suburb of Stevens Point. It is included in the Stevens Point Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,760 at the 2000 census.



Whiting is located at 44°29′20″N 89°33′43″W / 44.48889°N 89.56194°W / 44.48889; -89.56194 (44.488991, -89.562026).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (12.68%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,760 people, 690 households, and 445 families residing in the village. The population density was 945.7 people per square mile (365.3/km²). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 377.2/sq mi (145.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.40% White, 0.45% African American, 0.23% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 690 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

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