Webster County IA Information


Webster County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 37,574
Daytime Population: Workers 20,050
Daytime Population: Residents 18,249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,299
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 34,832
Population in Familes 26,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,742
Population Density2 53
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $44,896
Average Household Income $60,062
Per Capita Income $25,650


Total Housing Units 17,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,794 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,629 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,612 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $93,533
Average Home Value $127,501


Total Households 15,423
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 9,365
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 -0.16% -0.24%
Households -0.14% -0.21%
Families -0.32% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.07%


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, 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 # 17 84th
Population Density # 21 80th
Diversity Index # 23 79th
Median Household Income # 93 7th
Per Capita Income # 73 27th

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