Webster County, Iowa Population 2019

Webster County, Iowa's estimated population is 36,643 with a growth rate of -0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Webster County, Iowa is the 18th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201836,277-366-1.00%
201736,643-103-0.28%
201636,746-302-0.82%
201537,048-22-0.06%
201437,070-263-0.70%
201337,33380.02%
201237,325-421-1.12%
201137,746-138-0.36%
201037,884-2,458-6.09%
199040,342-5,611-12.21%
198045,953-2,438-5.04%
197048,3915811.22%
196047,8103,5698.07%
195044,2412,7206.55%
194041,5211,0962.71%
193040,4252,8147.48%
192037,6112,9828.61%
191034,6292,8729.04%
190031,75710,17547.15%
189021,5825,63135.30%
188015,9515,46752.15%
187010,4847,980318.69%
18602,5040.00%

Webster County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White33,959
Black or African American1,727
Two or More Races495
Asian487
Some Other Race153
American Indian and Alaska Native118
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6

Webster County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Webster County, Iowa Median Age

39.6


Total

36.4


Male

42.7


Female

Webster County, Iowa Adults

There are 28,984 adults, (6,396 of whom are seniors) in Webster County, Iowa.

Webster County, Iowa Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Webster County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,961

48.62%

Male

18,984

51.38%

Webster County, Iowa Households and Families

Webster County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Webster County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All67.7%32.3%
Male58.6%41.4%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female43%57%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,0672.2667.7
Married6,5652.9387.7
Non Family6,1861.2253.9
Female1,6333.2343
Male6833.0158.6

2.91

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Webster County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6052.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,5286.19%
High School Graduate8,21233.25%
Some College5,75123.28%
Associates Degree3,55714.40%
Bachelors Degree3,60814.61%
Graduate Degree1,4405.83%

Webster County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,68120,8264,683
Black76965182
Hispanic75661959
Asian288279186
Multiple Races1401283
Other Race1188510
Native American969433
Islander222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,291$41,062$25,762
Less Than High School$19,479$26,875$10,833
High School Grad$24,776$34,415$20,017
Some College$30,954$40,524$26,162
Bachelors Degree$44,111$54,232$35,851
Graduate Degree$69,389$77,436$62,875

$32,291

Average Earnings

$41,062

Average Male

$25,762

Average Female

Webster County, Iowa Language

Webster County, Iowa Language by Age

Webster County, Iowa Language

96.33% of Webster County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Webster County, Iowa Poverty

Webster County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,6564,41314.40%
Black1,16765355.96%
Hispanic1,48840927.49%
Multiple3417822.87%
Asian473234.86%
Other1431812.59%
Native8622.33%

16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.07%

Male Poverty Rate

19.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Webster County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Webster County, Iowa is Black, with 55.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Webster County, Iowa is Native, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.05%
High School15.84%
Some College10.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.81%
Male Unemployed36.74%
Female Employed13.54%
Male Employed6.33%

Webster County, Iowa Income

Webster County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,148$58,338
Families$59,002$73,468
Married Families$71,933-
Non Families$24,609$33,894

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Webster County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Webster County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Webster County, Iowa Veterans

2,594

Number of Veterans

2,409

Male Veterans

185

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam920
First Gulf War362
Second Gulf War340
Korea256
World War II193

Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5539.48%
Black342.88%
Hispanic272.65%
Other53.70%
2 or More20.67%

Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Education

8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Webster County, Iowa Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Webster County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Fort Dodge2520624441-765-3.03%
Gowrie1037981-56-5.40%
Dayton837802-35-4.18%
Stratford 743718-25-3.36%
Badger561548-13-2.32%
Otho542515-27-4.98%
Lehigh416400-16-3.85%
Duncombe410392-18-4.39%
Callender376363-13-3.46%
Farnhamville 371359-12-3.23%
Harcourt303292-11-3.63%
Barnum191189-2-1.05%
Vincent174168-6-3.45%
Moorland169163-6-3.55%
Clare146141-5-3.42%
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