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County population in 2012: 13,583 (all rural); it was 14,120 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,142
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,885
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,339
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,245 (it was 1,221 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 335 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Webster County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.2%), Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Webster County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 6,765  (50.7%)
Females: 6,856  (49.3%)

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Webster County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Webster County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,521 ($31,529 in 1999)
This county:

$37521
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $314 (lower quartile is $241, upper quartile is $375)
This county:

$314
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,722 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Webster County:

$65,722
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,680 - $104,914

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,567
Here:

$112,567
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $973,914
Here:

$973,914
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $149,350
Here:

$149,350
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $36,130
Here:

$36,130
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,670
Here:

$41,670
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,065
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $237

Institutionalized population: 370

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


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


Webster County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $559 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $267 (0.5%)


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 2009: 17.0%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for American Indian residents, 3.1% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Area name: Evansville, IN-KY HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Webster County is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $543 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $670 a month.

Cities in this county include: Providence, Sebree, Clay, Dixon, Slaughters, Wheatcroft, Onton.

Webster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Webster County: Camp Clark (A), Blackford Fire Department (B), Poole Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Webster County include: Fredricks Chapel (A), Green Grove Church (B), Groves Chapel (C), Harmony Church (D), White Oak Church (E), Mount Gilead Church (F), Mount Lebanon Church (G), Mount Myria Church (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCoy Cemetery (1), Wynn Cemetery (2), Groves Cemetery (3), Townsend Cemetery (4), Trice Cemetery (5), Lynn Cemetery (6), Brooks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Providence City Lake (A), Walker Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deer Creek (A), Craborchard Creek (B), Pigeonroost Creek (C), Cavena Creek (D), Caney Fork (E), Sugarcamp Creek (F), Sugar Camp Creek (G), Caldwell Creek (H), Bull Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Webster County: Sebree Springs Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Caldwell County , Crittenden County , Henderson County , Hopkins County , McLean County , Union County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 543
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 272 (20% naturalized citizens)

Webster County:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.9%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Webster County with a mortgage: 1,414 (81 second mortgage, 135 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,370

Here:

50.8% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.48%
Here58.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,257
Total congregations: 44

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5,374 (65.1%)1,506 (18.2%)410 (5.0%)325 (3.9%)642 (7.8%)
Congregations17 (38.6%)7 (15.9%)4 (9.1%)3 (6.8%)13 (29.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Webster County - Providence, Sebree, Clay, Dixon, Slaughters

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Webster County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Webster County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Webster County:

17.4%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Webster County:

Average size of farms: 268 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,994
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $177.51
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $93,325
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,153
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.49%
Corn for grain: 37345 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2817 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 45373 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Webster County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 4.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1956, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webster County-area historical earthquake activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 68% 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 67.4 miles away from the county 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 34.7 miles away from the 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 92.7 miles away from the county 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from Webster County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Webster County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Webster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,683 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,030 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 135 (2%)
  • Other means: 41 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 150 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,122.

6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.45% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($20,797 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($8,500 average AGI)
Webster County:

1.79%
Kentucky average:

2.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hopkins County, KY  1.65% ($30,038 average AGI)
from Henderson County, KY  1.35% ($26,953)
from Union County, KY  0.46% ($29,773)
from Vanderburgh County, IN  0.23% ($21,182)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.66% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($23,803 average AGI)
1.93% relocated to other states ($7,984 average AGI)
Webster County:

1.93%
Kentucky average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hopkins County, KY  2.00% ($33,427 average AGI)
to Henderson County, KY  1.77% ($38,200)
to Union County, KY  0.35% ($27,882)
to Daviess County, KY  0.29% ($18,000)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.27% ($38,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Webster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Webster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Webster County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,640 (2,089 aged, 551 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1518.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1136.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.06

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.43

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,228

Size of family households: 1,713 2-persons, 842 3-persons, 671 4-persons, 306 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,341 1-person, 179 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

95.8% of residents of Webster County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 29% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,487,000 ($5979 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $950,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,822,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,466,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,111,000
Federal grants: $14,435,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,080,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,574,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $131,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,419,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,602,000

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

Births: 1,018
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 839
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +119
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -235
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Webster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.62 millions of gallons per day (16% from ground, 84% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 122
  • 4 rooms: 656
  • 5 rooms: 1,238
  • 6 rooms: 1,084
  • 7 rooms: 599
  • 8 rooms: 314
  • 9+ rooms: 285
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 424
  • 5 rooms: 263
  • 6 rooms: 212
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 127
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,496
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,218
  • 4 bedrooms: 386
  • 5+ bedrooms: 75
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 244
  • 2 bedrooms: 555
  • 3 bedrooms: 358
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 198
  • 1 vehicle: 1,004
  • 2 vehicles: 1,933
  • 3 vehicles: 827
  • 4 vehicles: 281
  • 5+ vehicles: 96
  • no vehicle: 250
  • 1 vehicle: 499
  • 2 vehicles: 372
  • 3 vehicles: 87
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

61% of Webster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Kentucky.

Webster County:

61.1%
State average:

56.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.4%)
  • Electricity (32.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (46.6%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 97
Here:

6.3%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

7.6%
Kentucky:

18.1%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Webster County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Webster County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Webster County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Webster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Webster County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24172.9 years
William15874.2 years
Mary15178.5 years
John12674.8 years
George9277.0 years
Charles7171.7 years
Thomas6872.6 years
Robert6671.9 years
Ruby6081.0 years
Ruth4979.0 years
Most common last names in Webster County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown10479.1 years
Johnson6077.5 years
Williams5676.2 years
Melton5578.3 years
Gibson5478.7 years
Vaughn5175.3 years
Jones5176.7 years
Hill5173.7 years
Brooks4978.1 years
Wilson4478.7 years
Businesses in Webster County, KY
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
H&R Block2Subway2
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