Webster, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.6%
 
Males: 38  (53.3%)
Females: 35  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52355

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,113 (it was $38,958 in 2000)
Webster:

$49,113
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,735 (it was $18,519 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,724 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Webster:

$59,724
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $61,385; Detached houses: $60,984
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    • 8495.5%White alone
    • 44.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Webster: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Webster, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (48.9%), Irish (16.3%), Swedish (8.1%), English (3.7%), United States (3.7%).

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   (very low).

Webster, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Webster:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Webster city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,213 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $699 (1.1%)

Webster satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Average climate in Webster, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Webster-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Webster-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 290.0 miles away from Webster center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 327.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from Webster center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 307.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Webster topographic map

Birthplace of: MacKinlay Kantor - Novelist, Jennifer Simpson - Athletics competitor, Rod Rust - Football coach, Carla Nelson - Politician, Shawne Kleckner - Businessman.

Hospitals and medical centers in Webster:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Webster:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 30 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 37 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 43 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 68 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 70 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 76 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 77 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

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 2013: 5.6%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic 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, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Webster compared to Iowa state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Webster travel time to work - commute Webster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (83%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,53123
Catholic1,5823
Evangelical Protestant3036
Other2-
None6,093-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Keokuk County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Keokuk County:

26.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$1,080
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$686
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$4,575
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,033
Totals for Government 0$0 12$7,374

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)

4.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mahaska County, IA  0.61% ($25,667 average AGI)
from Washington County, IA  0.53% ($27,333)
from Wapello County, IA  0.51% ($27,050)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mahaska County, IA  1.02% ($26,927 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.79% ($23,656)
to Iowa County, IA  0.52% ($37,286)

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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