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Webster County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 36,955 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 40,235 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,661
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,439
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,309
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,480 (it was 4,569 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 715 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Webster County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.9%), Educational, health and social services (22.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Webster County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 18,925  (51.2%)
Females: 18,030  (48.8%)
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Webster County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Webster County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,646 ($35,334 in 1999)

This county:

$43,646
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $495 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $572)
This county:

$495
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $90,488 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Webster:

$90,488
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,152 - $152,287
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $920
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 1,756

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 108
  • Thefts: 177
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 109
  • Thefts: 192
  • Auto thefts: 25
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $264,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,557 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,381 (1.6%)

Webster County household income distribution in 2009 Webster County home values distribution Webster County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.2%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 45.9% for other race residents, 39.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.7%
Webster County:

14.7%
Iowa:

12.2%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.1% for Black residents, 43.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 46.6% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Webster County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $694 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Dodge, Gowrie, Dayton, Badger, Coalville, Otho, Lehigh, Duncombe, Callender, Harcourt.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Webster County: Kier (A), Buffalo Grove (B), Sunny Side (C), Cana (D), Newtonville (E), Atlanta (F), Campton (G), Wapsipinicon Country Club (H), Jesup Wastewater Plant (I), Independence Wastewater Treatment Plant (J), Otterville Bridge State Access (K), Buffalo Creek Country Club (L), Fairbank (M), Buchanan County Home (N), Westburg Townhall (O), Sumner Townhall (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Webster County include: Bible Church (A), Hoover Church (B), Kingdom Hall (C), Bible Presbyterian Church (D), Pine Creek Mission Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Amish Cemetery (1), Otterville Cemetery (2), Payne Cemetery (3), Byron Cemetery (4), Saint Athanasius Cemetery (5), Campton Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Oelwein (A), Fontana Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Buck Creek (A), East Branch Buffalo Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Smith Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Sand Creek (F), Pine Creek (G), Otter Creek (H), Harter Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Webster County include: Boies Bend County Park (1), Buffalo Creek County Park (2), Jakway Forest County Park (3), Cutshaw Bridge State Access Area (4), Three Elms County Park (5), Fontana Park (6), Troy Mills State Fish and Game Area (7), Troy Mills Wapsie County Park (8), Van Laningham County Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Buchanan County , Butler County , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , Fayette County , Union County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,918
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 796 (44% naturalized citizens)

Webster County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 218
  • 1990 to 1994: 119
  • 1985 to 1989: 89
  • 1980 to 1984: 118
  • 1975 to 1979: 33
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 182
Note: State values scaled to Webster County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.5%

Webster County marital status for males Webster County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,099
  • One, attached: 292
  • Two: 638
  • 3 or 4: 814
  • 5 to 9: 452
  • 10 to 19: 408
  • 20 or more: 647
  • Mobile homes: 619

Housing units in Webster County with a mortgage: 5,625 (565 second mortgage, 576 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,086

Here:

57.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Webster County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,41429
Evangelical Protestant7,05832
Catholic7,0561
Other8934
Black Protestant1322
None13,460-
Webster County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Webster County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Webster County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $165,206
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $123,829
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,882
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.91%
Corn for grain: 187455 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 178461 harvested acres
Vegetables: 102 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Webster County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1734480.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 39 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/11/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 25 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webster County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from Webster County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 290.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the county center
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 431.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from Webster County 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 414.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (17%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Webster County (%):

  • German (32%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Swedish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Danish (2%)

Webster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,378 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,846 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 49 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0%)
  • Walked: 399 (2%)
  • Other means: 76 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 555 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Webster County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 1,173 people in state prisons
  • 686 people in nursing homes
  • 292 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 103 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in other group homes
  • 36 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 35 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Webster County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 1,158 people in state prisons
  • 768 people in college/university student housing
  • 409 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,635.

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.05% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($19,798 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($12,825 average AGI)
Webster County:

1.57%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, IA  0.34% ($34,979 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.33% ($30,652)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.30% ($24,095)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.22% ($53,500)
from Story County, IA  0.16% ($28,818)
from Wright County, IA  0.14% ($24,526)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.12% ($23,941)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.47% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,492 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($16,510 average AGI)
Webster County:

2.09%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.62% ($45,264 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($48,765)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.27% ($28,684)
to Humboldt County, IA  0.26% ($25,946)
to Story County, IA  0.21% ($25,414)
to Wright County, IA  0.13% ($31,611)
to Boone County, IA  0.12% ($36,353)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Webster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Webster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Webster County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Webster County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,465 (6,293 aged, 1,172 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 554 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Webster County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (756)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (575)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (519)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (422)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (305)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (255)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (254)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (240)
  • Unspecified dementia (169)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (115)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,509
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 392
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,995

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,159
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,164
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,386
  • In family households: 28,318 (6,996 male householders, 2,588 female householders)
    7,196 spouses, 9,638 children (8,889 natural, 223 adopted, 526 stepchildren), 515 grandchildren, 209 brothers or sisters, 128 parents, 165 other relatives, 791 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,068 (2,824 male householders (2,309 living alone)), 3,172 female householders (2,823 living alone)), 1,072 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,627 (1,756 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,914 2-persons, 1,915 3-persons, 1,591 4-persons, 786 5-persons, 268 6-persons, 110 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,132 1-person, 732 2-persons, 76 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

6,851 married couples with children.
2,270 single-parent households (513 men, 1,757 women).

95.5% of residents of Webster County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $277,875,000 ($7,073 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,329,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $106,471,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,544,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,155,000
Federal grants: $43,694,000
Federal procurement contracts: $32,225,000 ($28,601,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,786,000 ($5,387,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $784,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,833,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,389,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,547
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,364
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +171
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,527
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Webster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 14
  • 2010 to 2013: 200
  • 2000 to 2009: 906
  • 1990 to 1999: 851
  • 1980 to 1989: 780
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,574
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,973
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,910
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,023
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,686
Note: State values scaled to Webster population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Webster County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 209
  • 4 rooms: 1,124
  • 5 rooms: 2,542
  • 6 rooms: 2,760
  • 7 rooms: 1,957
  • 8 rooms: 1,327
  • 9+ rooms: 1,351
  • 1 room: 130
  • 2 rooms: 269
  • 3 rooms: 833
  • 4 rooms: 1,461
  • 5 rooms: 714
  • 6 rooms: 553
  • 7 rooms: 310
  • 8 rooms: 140
  • 9+ rooms: 159
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Webster County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 349
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,918
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,543
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,069
  • 5+ bedrooms: 426
  • no bedroom: 173
  • 1 bedroom: 1,249
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,031
  • 3 bedrooms: 796
  • 4 bedrooms: 272
  • 5+ bedrooms: 48
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Webster County population
  • no vehicle: 354
  • 1 vehicle: 2,915
  • 2 vehicles: 4,981
  • 3 vehicles: 2,074
  • 4 vehicles: 670
  • 5+ vehicles: 315
  • no vehicle: 598
  • 1 vehicle: 2,506
  • 2 vehicles: 1,015
  • 3 vehicles: 325
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

59% of Webster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

Webster County:

58.7%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 32,715
  • Northeast: 267
  • Midwest: 3,751
  • South: 1,314
  • West: 1,229

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Electricity (4.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (71.8%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 658
Here:

14.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 272
Here:

10.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 133
Here:

7.5%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Webster County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,897,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $5,706,000
    Regular Highways: $5,639,000
    General - Other: $2,414,000
    Police Protection: $1,651,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,532,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,381,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,172,000
    Financial Administration: $715,000
    General Public Buildings: $613,000
    Parks and Recreation: $533,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,086,000

Webster County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $618,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $503,000
    Special Assessments: $309,000
    Sale of Property: $171,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $131,000
    Rents: $37,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,772,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,815,000
    All Other: $808,000
    Public Welfare: $530,000
    General Local Government Support: $500,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,246,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $803,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $297,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $279,000
    Other License: $36,000

Webster County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,123,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,636,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,154,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $667,000

Webster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,441,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 753
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 721
  • Number of recipients under 18: 120
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 533
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 100
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 325
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 321
Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Webster County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John34577.4 years
Mary30980.6 years
Robert25373.0 years
William23876.1 years
James20471.5 years
Helen18882.4 years
Dorothy15380.0 years
Ruth14981.3 years
Anna14285.3 years
Donald13969.7 years
Most common last names in Webster County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26480.6 years
Anderson20379.7 years
Peterson17880.2 years
Nelson11379.8 years
Larson11079.6 years
Carlson10877.9 years
Smith10374.9 years
Hanson9378.9 years
Brown8979.4 years
Jones8277.2 years
Businesses in Webster County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AmericInn1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Best Western1New Balance3
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King1OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx4Sears2
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Hardee's1The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jones New York3U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS8
La-Z-Boy3Village Inn1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1