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Webster County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Fort Dodge
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
715 sq mi (1,852 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.39%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,235
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded information needed
Website www.webstercountyia.org

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 40,235. Its county seat is Fort Dodge.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km²), of which 715 square miles (1,852 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.39%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Webster County was established January 15, 1851. It was named after Daniel Webster, an American statesman.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 31,757
1910 34,629 9.0%
1920 37,611 8.6%
1930 40,425 7.5%
1940 41,521 2.7%
1950 44,241 6.6%
1960 47,810 8.1%
1970 48,391 1.2%
1980 45,953 −5.0%
1990 40,342 −12.2%
2000 40,235 −0.3%
Est. 2006 38,960 −3.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] 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.

Cities and towns

Census-designated place

Other community

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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


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Webster County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Webster County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1853
Seat Fort Dodge
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.39%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40235
Website: www.webstercountyia.org

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 40,235. Its county seat is Fort Dodge.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,860 km² (718 sq mi). 1,852 km² (715 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.39%) is water.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,235 people, 15,878 households, and 10,304 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/sq mi). There were 16,969 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). 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.

Cities and towns

External link

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°25′34″N, 94°11′19″WLatitude: 42°25′34″N
Longitude: 94°11′19″W

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