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Webster County, Iowa
Webster co iowa courthhouse.jpg
The courthouse in Fort Dodge is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Webster County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded15 January 1851
Named for Daniel Webster
Seat Fort Dodge
Largest cityFort Dodge
Area
 • Total718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land716 sq mi (1,854 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)37,071
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5

Webster County is a county 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 in January 1851, one of 43 counties established by a legislative package. This county was named after Daniel Webster, an American statesman noted for his moving oratory.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an 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

  • US 20.svg US Highway 20 – runs east–west across central Webster County, through Moorland and Coalville.
  • US 169 (IA).svg US Highway 169 – enters northern Webster County at mid-county and runs south to Harcourt. It runs 4 miles east then turns south to exit the county.
  • Iowa 7.svg Iowa Highway 7 – enters western Webster County running east from Manson. It runs east to its terminus at US Highway 169 at Fort Dodge.
  • Iowa 175.svg Iowa Highway 175 – enters southeastern Webster County, running west from Stratford. It runs west and south–north to its connection to US Highway 169 at 4 miles east of Harcourt.
  • Iowa 144.svg Iowa Highway 144 – enters southern Webster County near its midpoint. It runs north to its connection to Iowa Highway 175 at 3 miles west of Harcourt. [4]

Airport

The Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD) is located just north of Fort Dodge. It is primarily a general aviation airport, with some commercial service provided by Air Choice One. Daily direct flights are operated to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, with connecting service through Mason City to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,504
187010,484318.7%
188015,95152.1%
189021,58235.3%
190031,75747.1%
191034,6299.0%
192037,6118.6%
193040,4257.5%
194041,5212.7%
195044,2416.6%
196047,8108.1%
197048,3911.2%
198045,953−5.0%
199040,342−12.2%
200040,235−0.3%
201038,013−5.5%
Est. 201636,769 [5]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

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. [10]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County

As of the census [11] 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

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Townships [12] [13] [14]

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Webster County. [15]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)

1 Fort Dodge City 25,206
2 Gowrie City 1,037
3 Dayton City 837
4 Stratford (mostly in Hamilton County) City 743
5 Coalville CDP 610
6 Badger City 561
7 Otho City 542
8 Lehigh City 416
9 Duncombe City 410
10 Callender City 376
11 Farnhamville (partially in Calhoun County) City 371
12 Harcourt City 303
13 Barnum City 191
14 Vincent City 174
15 Moorland City 169
16 Clare City 146

Notable people

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 57.7% 10,056 36.2% 6,305 6.1% 1,069
2012 46.3% 8,469 52.1% 9,537 1.6% 286
2008 44.9% 8,337 53.4% 9,917 1.6% 302
2004 48.1% 8,959 51.3% 9,561 0.6% 111
2000 47.9% 8,172 49.7% 8,479 2.3% 397
1996 38.4% 6,275 51.3% 8,380 10.3% 1,673
1992 37.0% 6,992 45.3% 8,562 17.8% 3,367
1988 39.8% 6,926 59.0% 10,267 1.2% 200
1984 48.6% 9,619 50.2% 9,930 1.3% 253
1980 49.6% 10,438 42.8% 9,001 7.6% 1,591
1976 45.4% 9,068 52.7% 10,543 1.9% 384
1972 56.0% 11,133 42.0% 8,358 2.0% 402
1968 49.0% 9,349 44.9% 8,572 6.2% 1,176
1964 33.5% 6,576 66.2% 13,005 0.3% 54
1960 50.1% 10,741 49.8% 10,680 0.1% 14
1956 52.7% 11,097 47.0% 9,901 0.2% 51
1952 57.7% 12,336 40.6% 8,681 1.7% 368
1948 40.7% 6,951 55.7% 9,508 3.6% 607
1944 42.1% 6,935 57.6% 9,477 0.3% 56
1940 41.3% 7,583 58.4% 10,731 0.3% 52
1936 37.8% 6,494 57.6% 9,885 4.6% 795
1932 34.7% 5,243 59.3% 8,957 6.1% 917
1928 56.4% 8,525 43.0% 6,497 0.6% 97
1924 46.0% 6,641 14.4% 2,076 39.6% 5,721
1920 64.0% 8,312 21.6% 2,804 14.4% 1,872
1916 53.5% 3,917 43.7% 3,196 2.8% 208
1912 29.8% 2,123 33.3% 2,370 37.0% 2,634 [a]
1908 56.5% 3,658 36.7% 2,374 6.8% 440
1904 66.9% 4,358 26.3% 1,714 6.8% 445
1900 63.3% 4,221 34.0% 2,266 2.7% 180
1896 58.1% 3,691 40.2% 2,557 1.7% 107

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 2,171 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 316 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 147 votes.

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  4. ^ Webster County Google Maps (accessed 16 August 2018)
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  12. ^ Bony, Jan. "Webster County IAGenWeb". Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Highway and Transportation Map, Webster County, Iowa" (PDF). IAGenWeb. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  14. ^ "SUMMARY REPORT, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA, UNOFFICIAL RESULTS, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION". Webster County Auditor's Office. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  15. ^ 2010 Census
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

External links


WEBSTER COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

42°25′34″N 94°11′19″W / 42.42611°N 94.18861°W / 42.42611; -94.18861