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Webster City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Webster City had a population of 7,722 as of July 1, 2017. Webster City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Webster City is located at latitude 42.4624 and longitude -93.8165 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Webster City (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Webster City (GNIS ID: 468965) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Webster City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Webster City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Webster City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,722
Daytime Population: Workers 4,355
Daytime Population: Residents 4,055
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,410
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 7,580
Population in Familes 5,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 871
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $47,880
Average Household Income $62,486
Per Capita Income $26,707


Total Housing Units 3,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,208 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,067 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $90,251
Average Home Value $118,521


Total Households 3,274
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,979
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.49%
Households -0.65% -0.51%
Families -0.79% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Webster City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Webster City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 51 95th
Population Density # 379 63rd
Diversity Index # 56 95th
Median Household Income # 752 26th
Per Capita Income # 570 44th

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