Webster County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 3,725 (all rural); it was 4,061 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 566
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 699
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,337
Renter-occupied apartments: 339 (it was 371 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Webster County: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (56.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Webster County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,821  (51.3%)
Females: 1,991  (48.7%)

Webster County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Webster County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,860 ($30,026 in 1999)

This county:

$40860
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $316 (lower quartile is $231, upper quartile is $365)
This county:

$316
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,771 (it was $44,800 in 2000)
Webster:

$69,771
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,218 - $124,233
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $832
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 114

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, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,263 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,285 (2.1%)

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 2013: 15.5%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 35.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
Webster County:

16.0%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 65 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 72 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Webster County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Red Cloud, Blue Hill, Bladen, Guide Rock, Inavale, Cowles.

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: Webster County Fair Grounds (A), Red Cloud Golf Club (B), Bells Sleepy Valley Campground (C), Indian Oven Ruins (D), Lawrence Country Club (E), Rosemont (F), Starke Round Barn (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Webster County include: Dane Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), New Hope Church (C), New Virginia Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Catherton Cemetery (1), Eckley Cemetery (2), Walker Cemetery (3), Cloverton Cemetery (4), Columbia Cemetery (5), Batin Cemetery (6), Beaver Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sibert Reservoir (A), Vance Reservoir (B), Twin Oaks Reservoir (C), Talkington Reservoir (D), Siebrass Reservoir (E), Seeman Reservoir (F), Ray Reservoir (G), Ohmstede Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Minnie Creek (A), School Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Rankin Creek (D), Lost Creek (E), Oak Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Louisa Creek (H), Elm Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Webster County include: Republican Valley Wayside Park (1), Benjamin Wagoner Memorial Cemetery Historical Marker (2), Willa Cather Memorial Prairie Historical Marker (3), Emmanuel Lutheran Church Historical Marker (4), Catherland Historical Marker (5), Indian Creek State Wildlife Management Area (6), Elm Creek State Wildlife Management Area (7), Liberty Cove Recreation Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Clay County , Franklin County , Jewell County, Kansas , Kearney County , Nuckolls County , Smith County, Kansas .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 82
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 54 (54% naturalized citizens)

Webster County:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 18

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.0%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Webster County with a mortgage: 389 (24 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 586

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Webster County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1717
Mainline Protestant8076
Catholic7582
Other-1
None1,076-
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: 2
Webster County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Webster County:

16.65 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Webster County:

10.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

29.6%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Webster County:

Average size of farms: 709 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $187,641
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $172.62
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $183,197
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,729
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.69%
Corn for grain: 41743 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 25145 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26993 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Webster County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 1627091.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1990, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webster County-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 691.5 miles away from Webster County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 399.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from the 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 283.1 miles away from Webster County center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Webster County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Philippines (17%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Laos (15%)
  • India (11%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Micronesia (7%)

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

  • German (51%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Webster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,314 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 190 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 106 (6%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 169 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,086.

6.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.94% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($18,344 average AGI)
2.03% relocated from other states ($7,104 average AGI)
Webster County:

2.03%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adams County, NE  1.96% ($27,926 average AGI)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.82% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($31,063 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($7,180 average AGI)
Webster County:

2.16%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adams County, NE  1.65% ($38,913 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Webster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Webster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Webster County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,069 (964 aged, 105 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 25.8
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7585.140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 412.8
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 12925.7

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 584.8
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1834.130

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.88
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53.16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,656

Size of family households: 573 2-persons, 184 3-persons, 154 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 519 1-person, 44 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

769 married couples with children.
150 single-parent households (43 men, 107 women).

97.1% of residents of Webster County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $35,670,000 ($9203 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $293,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,928,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,136,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,033,000
Federal grants: $6,821,000
Federal procurement contracts: $298,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,454,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $245,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $588,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,831,000

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

Births: 176
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 308
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -166
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Webster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 14
  • 2000 to 2004: 39
  • 1990 to 1999: 90
  • 1980 to 1989: 103
  • 1970 to 1979: 168
  • 1960 to 1969: 162
  • 1950 to 1959: 140
  • 1940 to 1949: 88
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,075
Rooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 296
  • 6 rooms: 263
  • 7 rooms: 243
  • 8 rooms: 199
  • 9+ rooms: 209
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 377
  • 3 bedrooms: 538
  • 4 bedrooms: 302
  • 5+ bedrooms: 94
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 124
  • 3 bedrooms: 100
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 312
  • 2 vehicles: 513
  • 3 vehicles: 325
  • 4 vehicles: 105
  • 5+ vehicles: 45
  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 151
  • 2 vehicles: 107
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

66% of Webster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Nebraska.

Webster County:

66.4%
State average:

55.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Electricity (8.8%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (58.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.0%)
  • Electricity (15.4%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

9.5%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.8%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

10.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $114,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $2,163,000
    Regular Highways: $774,000
    General - Other: $357,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Financial Administration: $183,000
    Central Staff Services: $119,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $99,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health Services - Other: $33,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $28,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $69,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    General - Other: $4,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $832,000

Webster County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,038,000
    All Other: $61,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $58,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $30,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $598,000
    All Other: $118,000
    General Support: $113,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,254,000
    NEC: $142,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $21,000
    Total General Sales: $3,000

Webster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $902,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Webster County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Webster County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5179.6 years
Mary4283.3 years
William4280.0 years
Robert3474.5 years
George3478.8 years
James2775.6 years
Helen2783.6 years
Anna2785.4 years
Henry2682.1 years
Harold2576.2 years
Most common last names in Webster County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3182.0 years
Anderson2080.7 years
Meyer1980.9 years
Rose1980.8 years
Smith1778.1 years
Kort1582.9 years
Simpson1579.9 years
Hansen1484.6 years
Henderson1478.8 years
Giger1473.5 years

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