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Population in 2012: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.6%
 

Males: 41  (56.4%)
Females: 32  (43.6%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52355

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,957 (it was $38,958 in 2000)
Webster:

$55,957
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,754

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,610 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Webster:

$61,610
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,500; Detached houses: $60,500
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  • White alone - 84 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (4.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Webster: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.5%), Irish (25.0%), Swedish (9.2%), United States (6.7%), English (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/13/1909

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 244 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Webster:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Webster city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.3%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,111 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $567 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (36.7 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (181.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (233.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Keswick, IA (1.9 miles ), South English, IA (2.1 miles ), North English, IA (2.7 miles ), Sigourney, IA (2.7 miles ), Harper, IA (2.8 miles) , Thornburg, IA (2.9 miles) , Millersburg, IA (3.1 miles) , Kinross, IA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 41.44 N, Longitude: 92.17 W

Area code: 515

Webster household income distribution Webster home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+6.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (36%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (25%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (13%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Webster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 179% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Webster city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Keokuk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: MacKinlay Kantor - Novelist, Jennifer Simpson - Athletics competitor, Rod Rust - Football coach, Carla Nelson - Politician, Shawne Kleckner - Businessman.


Hospitals/medical centers in Webster:

  • HAMILTON COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 821 SENECA STREET)
  • VAN DIEST MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 2350 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • CRESTVIEW NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 2401 SOUTH DES MOINES STREET)
  • SOUTHFIELD WELLNESS COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 2416 SOUTH DES MOINES STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Webster, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Webster:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 30 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Iowa (about 37 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 43 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 68 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 69 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 76 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 78 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)

Private elementary/middle school in Webster:

  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 624 DUBUQUE ST; Grades: KG - 6)

Library in Webster:

  • KENDALL YOUNG LIBRARY (Operating income: $432,883; Location: 1201 WILLSON AVE; 59,465 books; 2,333 audio materials; 1,420 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 153 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Webster City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Webster: Webster Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Keokuk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.2%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Webster compared to Iowa state average:

Webster, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Webster travel time to work - commute


Webster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Webster city (based on Keokuk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.70%
Here54.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)
Adherents36.7%29.4%13.2%7.5%5.1%
Congregations10.8%32.4%16.2%10.8%10.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the BrethrenLutheran ChurchChristian UnionOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.6%1.1%1.4%
Congregations5.4%2.7%2.7%2.7%5.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Keokuk County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Keokuk County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Keokuk County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$979
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$122
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$581
Water Supply 0$0 1$102
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,784

Webster government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($82.19)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($68.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($68.49)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($41.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($13.70)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($13.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($13.70)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($13.70)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($13.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($68.49)

Webster government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($68.49)
    All Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($27.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($68.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($123.29)
    General Support: $2,000 ($27.40)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($123.29)

Webster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $101,000 ($1383.56)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washington County, IA  0.72% ($32,345 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.69% ($32,357)
from Wapello County, IA  0.55% ($30,136)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mahaska County, IA  0.81% ($30,303 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.71% ($23,724)
to Iowa County, IA  0.59% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Webster:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Webster:

  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Webster:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Webster fatal accident list:

Jun 21, 1996 09:42 AM, Cedar St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Webster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Webster, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Webster)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

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