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Webster County, Iowa

 

Webster County, Iowa

Webster County, Iowa
The courthouse in Fort Dodge is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for Daniel Webster
Seat Fort Dodge
Largest city Fort Dodge
Area
 • Total 718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land 716 sq mi (1,854 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 38,013
 • Density 53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.webstercountyiawww

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,013.[1] The county seat is Fort Dodge.[2] The county was established January 15, 1851 and named after Daniel Webster, an American statesman.

Webster County comprises the Fort Dodge, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Townships 3.2
    • Census-designated place 3.3
    • Unincorporated communities 3.4
  • Notable people 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 716 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 38,013 in the county, with a population density of 53.1479/sq mi (20.5205/km2). There were 17,035 housing units, of which 15,580 were occupied.[9]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 40,235 people, 15,878 households, and 10,304 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 16,969 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.39% White, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 2.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,878 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,334, and the median income for a family was $43,772. Males had a median income of $31,047 versus $23,042 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,857. About 6.70% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships[11][12][13]

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010".  
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ Bony, Jan. "Webster County IAGenWeb". Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Highway and Transportation Map, Webster County, Iowa" (PDF). IAGenWeb. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "SUMMARY REPORT, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA, UNOFFICIAL RESULTS, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION". Webster County Auditor's Office. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 

External links

  • Webster County government's website
  • Webster County map 1895
  • Webster County Fair Website

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