County population in 2012: 9,043 (all rural); it was 9,719 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,112 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,850 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,170 Renter-occupied apartments: 830 (it was 840 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 556 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Webster County: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.2%), Retail trade (11.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $225 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $142 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.2%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 61 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 11 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Webster County is $396 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Webster County: Cranberry Campground (A), Prestonia (B), Big Mountain Lookout Tower (C), Twin Branches (D), Three Forks of Williams River (E), Point Mountain Lookout Tower (F), Red Oak Lookout Tower (G), Samp (H), Pleasant Hollow Camping Shelter (I), Summit (J), Camp Caesar (K), McGuire Mountain (L), Mountain View Golf Course (M), Dogway Camping Shelter (N), Erbacon Volunteer Fire Department (O), Hacker Valley Volunteer Fire Department (P), Diana Volunteer Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Webster County include: Holly River Church (A), Walnut Grove Chapel (B), Union Valley Church (C), Laurel Mountain Church (D), Bethany Church (E), Long Run Church (F), Sand Lick Church (G), Chestnut Bottom Church (H), Chestnut Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Hoover Cemetery (2), Blacks Chapel Cemetery (3), Boggs Cemetery (4), Vance Cemetery (5), Green Cemetery (6), Williams Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sugar Run (A), Steps Run (B), Steps Gap Run (C), Spruce Fork (D), Short Run (E), Shop Run (F), Schoolhouse Run (G), Rockcamp Run (H), Roaring Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Webster County include: Cranberry Wildlife Management Area (1), Bishop Knob Recreation Area (2), Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area (3), Holly River State Park (4), Cranberry Back Country (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 102 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,356 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $34.00 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.37% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $3,299 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.13% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $17,317 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.18% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.43 Vegetables: 6 harvested acres Land in orchards: 10 acres
Webster County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from the county center On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1696): May 1, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1229): July 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 1996 to July 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1132): August 14, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1132, Natural disaster type: Flood
West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1096): January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Webster County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
Extraction workers (6%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
Registered nurses (7%)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (61%)
United Kingdom (21%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Webster County (%):
United States or American (55%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 1,939 (69%)
Carpooled: 635 (23%)
Bus or trolley bus: 21 (1%)
Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
Walked: 76 (3%)
Other means: 34 (1%)
Worked at home: 98 (3%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
57 people in nursing homes
3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,173.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2005 and 2006.1,000 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in West Virginia.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
4.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)
West Virginia average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.53% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($22,844 average AGI)
1.03% relocated to other states ($5,508 average AGI)
West Virginia average:
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Births per 1000 population in Webster County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Webster County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Webster County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,185 (1,476 aged, 709 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.15 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4071.480 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 152.3 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38014.01
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907.790 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1193.390
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.55 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 7,682 (1,845 male householders, 750 female householders)
1,966 spouses, 2,359 children (2,127 natural, 83 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 272 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 65 parents, 80 other relatives, 215 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,414 (592 male householders (468 living alone)), 605 female householders (538 living alone)), 217 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 58 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 1,251 2-persons, 629 3-persons, 436 4-persons, 186 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.
98.5% of residents of Webster County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $79,388,000 ($8061 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $627,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,763,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,568,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $103,000 Federal grants: $27,472,000 Federal procurement contracts: $298,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,184,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $132,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $890,000 Federal Government insurance: $15,953,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
51 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +11
+1 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +191
+19 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Webster County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.45 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 66
2000 to 2004: 221
1990 to 1999: 565
1980 to 1989: 1,095
1970 to 1979: 1,132
1960 to 1969: 437
1950 to 1959: 388
1940 to 1949: 521
1939 or earlier: 1,050
Rooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, West Virginia
70% 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, 34% lived in West Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8208
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,400
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webster County