Zip Code 46394 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameWhiting
Zip Code StateIndiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lake
Area Code219
Current Population:12258
Racial Majority:White 56.86%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 62.6%
Unemployment Rate:8.3%
Median Household Income$48459
Average Adjusted Gross Income$49590
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time26.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range581 - 581 ft.
Area3 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.67546100, -87.49301300

Zip Code 46394 Description

Zip Code 46394 is located in the state of Indiana in the Chicago metro area. Zip code 46394 is primarily located in Lake County. The official US Postal Service name for 46394 is WHITING, Indiana. Portions of zip code 46394 are contained within or border the city limits of Whiting, IN, Hammond, IN, and East Chicago, IN. The area code for zip code 46394 is 219. 46394 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Indiana.

The current unemployment level in 46394 is 8.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.0% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 46394 decreased to 12258 from 12728 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 46394 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 46394 public schools is Hispanic. 68% of students in 46394 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 6944 56.86% 7001 -1%
 Black Or African American 374 3.06% 380 -2%
 Hispanic 4622 37.84% 4673 -1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 21 0.17% 28 -25%
 Asian 63 0.52% 73 -14%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.1% 2 +500%
 Other Race 8 0% 8 -100%
 Two Or More Races 93 1.45% 93 +90%

Zip Code 46394 Race/Ethnicity

 White 30.3%
 Black Or African American 2.7%
 Hispanic 62.6%
 Asian 0.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 4%

Zip Code 46394 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1225812728
Male Population49.50%
Female Population50.50%
Total Households4909
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$48459
Income Under $50K Per Year51.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year13.30%
46394 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Indiana District 1Pete ViscloskyDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$102985
Average Real Estate Sale Price$61500
Current Unemployment Level 8.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level10.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago9.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 54b - Chicago Lake Plain
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 46394 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)16213040506065645645342242
Avg Max Temp (°F)31374658708084827664493659
Avg Precip (In.)2.021.682.743.633.84.313.653.743.472.893.342.6337.9
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
CBSA Type46394
CBSA Population9739919
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours