Webster County, Iowa Population 2024

35,522

Webster County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 35,522 with a growth rate of -1.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Webster County, Iowa is the 19th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 37,882 and has seen a growth of -6.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932,762-552-1.66%
202833,314-552-1.63%
202733,866-552-1.6%
202634,418-552-1.58%
202534,970-552-1.55%
202435,522-552-1.53%
202336,074-552-1.51%
202236,626-552-1.48%
202137,1781930.52%
202036,9851,0032.79%
201935,982-379-1.04%
201836,361-289-0.79%
201736,650-163-0.44%
201636,813-276-0.74%
201537,08940.01%
201437,085-259-0.69%
201337,34490.02%
201237,335-419-1.11%
201137,754-128-0.34%
201037,882
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%
189021,5825,63135.3%
188015,9515,46752.15%
187010,4847,980318.69%
18602,504-30,258-92.36%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.53% (-552)
County Website
Webster County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
37,882
Area
716 mi²
Density
50 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.23% (-2,360)
Founded
1851

Webster County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,37387.53%
Two or more races2,1015.68%
Black or African American1,2563.4%
Other race7261.96%
Asian4341.17%
Native American960.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Webster County, Iowa Population by Race

Webster County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Webster County, Iowa Median Age

39.8

Total

36.7

Male

42.9

Female

Webster County, Iowa Adults

There are 29,246 adults, (7,233 of whom are seniors) in Webster County, Iowa.

Webster County, Iowa Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Webster County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female17,61947.64%
Male19,36752.36%

Webster County, Iowa Population by Age

Webster County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,5822.1969.730.3
Non Family6,8911.1754.145.9
Married6,4272.9787.312.7
Female1,2933.1666.133.9
Male9713.0468.231.8
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Webster County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Webster County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Webster County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.5%.

Webster County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,175

Average Earnings

$53,646

Average Male

$34,287

Average Female

Webster County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Webster County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Webster County, Iowa Language

95.1% of Webster County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 4.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Webster County, Iowa Language

Webster County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29,6912,9579.96%
Multiple1,72456332.66%
Hispanic1,99153626.92%
Black79531439.5%
Asian3988721.86%
Native543055.56%
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12.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.27%

Male Poverty Rate

16.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Webster County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Webster County, Iowa is Native, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Webster County, Iowa is White, with 9.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.98%.

Webster County, Iowa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.93%
High School12.97%
Some College8.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
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Webster County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.98%
Male Unemployed17%
Female Employed7.34%
Male Employed3.1%
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Webster County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Webster County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Webster County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Webster County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,164

Number of Veterans

1,946

Male Veterans

218

Female Veterans

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Webster County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Webster County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Webster County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Webster County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Webster County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.41%

Born in Webster County, Iowa

97.4%

Native Born

2.6%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.4% of Webster County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 77.41% having been born in Iowa. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Webster County, Iowa Place of Birth

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