Webster County IA Information


Webster County Subdivisions

Webster County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,657
Population in Households 34,896
Population in Familes 26,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,761
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 15,535
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 9,474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,061 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,850 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,685 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,526 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $93,812
Average Home Value $126,631


Median Household Income $43,444
Average Household Income $59,233
Per Capita Income $25,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.31%
Households -0.05% -0.22%
Families -0.18% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Webster County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Webster County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 84th
Population Density1 # 21 80th
Diversity Index2 # 25 76th
Median Household Income # 90 10th
Per Capita Income # 67 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.