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Whiting, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Whiting Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Platte County at latitude 42.0089 and longitude -104.9711. Platte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,846 feet.

The formal official name is the Whiting Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Whiting, Wyoming.

The U5 Census Class Code for Whiting indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Whiting Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whiting: Ladogar Flats.

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Whiting, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 86
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $210,000
Average Home Value $282,031


Median Household Income $58,085
Average Household Income $74,855
Per Capita Income $32,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 0.91%
Households 1.21% 0.98%
Families 0.83% 1.34%
Median Household Income   5.24%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Whiting, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiting to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 167 18th
Population Density1 # 143 30th
Diversity Index2 # 103 49th
Median Household Income # 91 56th
Per Capita Income # 48 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.