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Location of Whiting in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Whiting in Lake County, 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
CountryUnited States United States
StateIndiana Indiana
CountyLake
TownshipNorth
Incorporated (Town)1895
Incorporated (City)1903
Named forHerbert L. "Pop" Whiting
Government
 • TypeCity
 • BodyMayor-Council
 • MayorJoseph M. Stahura (D)
 • City Council
 • City ClerkJohn T. Haynes (D)
 • City JudgeAnn Patricia Likens (D)
Area
 • Total3.23 sq mi (8.36 km2)
 • Land1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
Elevation
587 ft (179 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,997
 • Estimate 
(2016)
4,831
 • Density2,686.87/sq mi (1,037.57/km2)
Standard of living (2012-16)
 • Median household income$51,544[3]
 • Median home value$115,200[4]
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP code
46394
FIPS code18-84122[5]
GNIS feature ID0445988[6]
U.S. and State RoutesUS 12.svg US 20.svg US 41.svg Indiana 312.svg
WaterwayLake Michigan
Amtrak stationHammond-Whiting
Websitewhitingindiana.com


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.

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