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Webster County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 36,726 (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: 51 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Webster County: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Webster County, IA (2019)
    • 31,78586.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9275.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,8915.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5261.4%Two or more races
    • 5031.4%Asian alone
    • 1210.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.02%Some other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 19,017  (51.8%)
Females: 17,709  (48.2%)
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Average household size:
Webster County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,382 ($35,334 in 1999)
This county:

$48,382
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $672)
This county:

$543
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,543 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Webster:

$106,543
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,952 - $172,829

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $144,236
Here:

$144,236
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $160,670
Here:

$160,670
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $110,643
Here:

$110,643
State:

$120,562

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,622
Here:

$113,622
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $50,078
Here:

$50,078
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,067
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $422

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:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2000: 72 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $231,100
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2018: 68 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $141,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Webster, IA residents
Average permit cost in Webster, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,888 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,507 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Webster, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Webster, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Webster, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.4%
Webster County:

13.4%
Iowa:

11.2%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.4% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.5% for American Indian residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.3 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 42.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 26.9 years old, American Indian residents: 61.2 years old, Asian residents: 46.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 41.7 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Webster, IA
County total employment by year in Webster, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Webster, IA

Current college students: 1,918
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,101 (43.2% naturalized citizens)

Webster County:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3452010 or later
  • 2032000 to 2009
  • 3251990 to 1999
  • 2071980 to 1989
  • 621970 to 1979
  • 190Before 1970

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: 13,399
  • One, attached: 306
  • Two: 318
  • 3 or 4: 723
  • 5 to 9: 658
  • 10 to 19: 395
  • 20 to 49: 547
  • 50 or more: 310
  • Mobile homes: 493
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 37

Housing units in Webster County with a mortgage: 5,355 (71 second mortgage, 427 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,179

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Webster County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 441.6 miles away from Webster County center
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 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 290.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 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) earthquake occurred 431.1 miles away from Webster County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 498.0 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2018 - July 2, 2018, FEMA Id: 4386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Webster

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,907 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,611 (8.8%)
  • Bus: 43 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 287 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 44 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 666 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 746 (4.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (38%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Pakistan (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Other Northern America (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Webster County


  • German (26%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $59,629.

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.14% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($23,588 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($15,181 average AGI)
Webster County:

1.85%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.35% ($38,479 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.27% ($32,763)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.27% ($33,184)
from Polk County, IA  0.27% ($38,000)
from Story County, IA  0.17% ($30,739)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.16% ($41,864)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.04% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($29,036 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($17,360 average AGI)
Webster County:

2.06%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.84% ($47,415 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.46% ($44,828)
to Humboldt County, IA  0.34% ($39,660)
to Story County, IA  0.32% ($41,222)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.31% ($43,023)
to Wright County, IA  0.16% ($31,591)

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 2019: 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 population in Webster County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Webster County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Webster County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (951)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (679)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (657)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (527)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (379)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (262)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (225)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (220)
  • Unspecified dementia (214)
  • Congestive heart failure (96)

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: 36,726
  • Male householders: 7,991 (2,729 living alone), Female householders: 7,574 (2,928 living alone)
  • 6,384 spouses (6,345 opposite-sex spouses), 1,319 unmarried partners, (1,281 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,786 children (8,092 natural, 186 adopted, 494 stepchildren), 411 grandchildren, 275 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 7 foster children, 211 other relatives, 768 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,816

Size of family households: 4,606 2-persons, 1,829 3-persons, 1,340 4-persons, 718 5-persons, 256 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,682 1-person, 878 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 91 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

4,509 married couples with children.
2,467 single-parent households (768 men, 1,699 women).

95.7% of residents of Webster speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 30% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).

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:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Webster County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Webster County, Iowa
  • 2212014 or later
  • 1812010 to 2013
  • 8092000 to 2009
  • 1,2211990 to 1999
  • 9001980 to 1989
  • 2,7461970 to 1979
  • 1,5501960 to 1969
  • 2,4171950 to 1959
  • 1,2621940 to 1949
  • 5,7361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Webster County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Webster County, Iowa
  • 61 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 1883 rooms
  • 8714 rooms
  • 2,0155 rooms
  • 2,2516 rooms
  • 1,7597 rooms
  • 1,5888 rooms
  • 1,7989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Webster County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Webster County, Iowa
  • 3211 room
  • 3042 rooms
  • 7693 rooms
  • 1,3294 rooms
  • 9145 rooms
  • 5166 rooms
  • 3647 rooms
  • 3488 rooms
  • 1809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Webster County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Webster County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Webster County, Iowa
  • 15no bedroom
  • 2301 bedroom
  • 2,3102 bedrooms
  • 5,1793 bedrooms
  • 2,2644 bedrooms
  • 4995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Webster County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Webster County, Iowa
  • 345no bedroom
  • 1,1381 bedroom
  • 2,1002 bedrooms
  • 1,0433 bedrooms
  • 2834 bedrooms
  • 1785+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 161no vehicle
  • 2,7181 vehicle
  • 4,5602 vehicles
  • 1,9663 vehicles
  • 8204 vehicles
  • 2685+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Webster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,135no vehicle
  • 2,2941 vehicle
  • 1,0452 vehicles
  • 4313 vehicles
  • 1314 vehicles
  • 515+ vehicles

85.1% of Webster County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Iowa.

Webster County:

85.1%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 28,041
  • Other state: 7,321
  • Northeast: 538
  • Midwest: 4,004
  • South: 1,294
  • West: 1,498
Year householders moved into unit in Webster County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Webster County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.8%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 237
Here:

7.8%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 360
Here:

20.1%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 190
Here:

9.8%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Webster County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,334,000
  • Charges - Other: $939,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,318,000
    Regular Highways: $714,000
    General - Other: $463,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,491,000
    Health - Other: $6,770,000
    Police Protection: $2,711,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,391,000
    Financial Administration: $1,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,369,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,204,000
    General - Other: $901,000
    Parks and Recreation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $548,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $191,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $437,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,114,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,362,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,752,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $496,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,652,000
    Special Assessments: $2,330,000
    Interest Earnings: $859,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $372,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,741,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $641,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,094,000
    Other: $2,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $927,000
    General Local Government Support: $575,000
    Public Welfare: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,212,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,077,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $859,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $336,000
    Other License: $167,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,746,000

Webster County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,334,000
  • Charges - Other: $939,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,318,000
    Regular Highways: $714,000
    General - Other: $463,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,491,000
    Health - Other: $6,770,000
    Police Protection: $2,711,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,391,000
    Financial Administration: $1,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,369,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,204,000
    General - Other: $901,000
    Parks and Recreation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $548,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $191,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $437,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,114,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,362,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,752,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $496,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,652,000
    Special Assessments: $2,330,000
    Interest Earnings: $859,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $372,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,741,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $641,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,094,000
    Other: $2,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $927,000
    General Local Government Support: $575,000
    Public Welfare: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,212,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,077,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $859,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $336,000
    Other License: $167,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,746,000

Webster County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,334,000
  • Charges - Other: $939,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,318,000
    Regular Highways: $714,000
    General - Other: $463,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,491,000
    Health - Other: $6,770,000
    Police Protection: $2,711,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,391,000
    Financial Administration: $1,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,369,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,204,000
    General - Other: $901,000
    Parks and Recreation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $548,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $191,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $437,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,114,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,362,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,752,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $496,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,652,000
    Special Assessments: $2,330,000
    Interest Earnings: $859,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $372,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,741,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $641,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,094,000
    Other: $2,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $927,000
    General Local Government Support: $575,000
    Public Welfare: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,212,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,077,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $859,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $336,000
    Other License: $167,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,746,000

Webster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,334,000
  • Charges - Other: $939,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,318,000
    Regular Highways: $714,000
    General - Other: $463,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,491,000
    Health - Other: $6,770,000
    Police Protection: $2,711,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,391,000
    Financial Administration: $1,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,369,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,204,000
    General - Other: $901,000
    Parks and Recreation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $548,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $191,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $437,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,114,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,362,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,752,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $496,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,652,000
    Special Assessments: $2,330,000
    Interest Earnings: $859,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $372,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,741,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $641,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,094,000
    Other: $2,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $927,000
    General Local Government Support: $575,000
    Public Welfare: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,212,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,077,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $859,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $336,000
    Other License: $167,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,746,000

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
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