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City of Whiting
Whiting's business district on 119th Street
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°40′34″N 87°29′26″W / 41.67611°N 87.49056°W / 41.67611; -87.49056Coordinates: 41°40′34″N 87°29′26″W / 41.67611°N 87.49056°W / 41.67611; -87.49056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
 • Mayor Joseph M. Stahura (D)
 • Total 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)  44.27%
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,997
 • Estimate (2011[3]) 4,992
 • Density 2,776.1/sq mi (1,071.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46394
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-84122[4]
GNIS feature ID 0445988[5]

Whiting is a city in the US state of Indiana. The city is in Lake County on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. It is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan District. There were 4,997 people living in Whiting according to the 2010 United States Census.

The city is home to the Whiting Refinery. This is the biggest oil refinery in the Midwest.