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Whiting, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Whiting in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Location of Whiting in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Portage
Area
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.66 km2)
 • Land 1.81 sq mi (4.69 km2)
 • Water 0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
Elevation
1,086 ft (331 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,724
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,705
 • Density 941.99/sq mi (363.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
54481
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-86975
GNIS feature ID 1576695
WhitingWisconsinSign
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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 1,724 at the 2010 census.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.16 square miles (5.59 km2), of which, 1.78 square miles (4.61 km2) of it is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 854
1960 1,193 39.7%
1970 1,782 49.4%
1980 2,050 15.0%
1990 1,838 −10.3%
2000 1,760 −4.2%
2010 1,724 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 1,705 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,724 people, 750 households, and 436 families living in the village. The population density was 968.5 inhabitants per square mile (373.9/km2). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 455.6 per square mile (175.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 750 households, of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 50.5 years. 15.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 30.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Economy

  • Whiting is home to Neenah Paper Inc. and The Worth Company.
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