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Webster County, Iowa

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Webster County
The courthouse in Fort Dodge is on the NRHP.
The courthouse in Fort Dodge is on the NRHP.
Map of Iowa highlighting Webster County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°25′34″N 94°11′19″W / 42.426111111111°N 94.188611111111°W / 42.426111111111; -94.188611111111
Country United States
State Iowa
FoundedJanuary 15, 1851
Named forDaniel Webster
SeatFort Dodge
Largest cityFort Dodge
Area
 • Total718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land716 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total38,013
 • Estimate 
(2018)
36,277
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Webster County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,013.[1] The county seat is Fort Dodge.[2] The county was established in January 1851, one of 43 counties established by a legislative package. This county was named after Daniel Webster, an American statesman noted for his moving oratory.

Webster County comprises the Fort Dodge, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 716 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Airport

The Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD) is located just north of Fort Dodge. It is primarily a general aviation airport, with some commercial service provided by Air Choice One. Daily direct flights are operated to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, with connecting service through Mason City to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,504
187010,484318.7%
188015,95152.1%
189021,58235.3%
190031,75747.1%
191034,6299.0%
192037,6118.6%
193040,4257.5%
194041,5212.7%
195044,2416.6%
196047,8108.1%
197048,3911.2%
198045,953−5.0%
199040,342−12.2%
200040,235−0.3%
201038,013−5.5%
2018 (est.)36,277[5]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2018[1]
Population of Webster County from US census data
Population of Webster County from US census data

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 38,013 in the county, with a population density of 53.1479/sq mi (20.5205/km2). There were 17,035 housing units, of which 15,580 were occupied.[10]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Webster County

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 40,235 people, 15,878 households, and 10,304 families in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 16,969 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.39% White, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 2.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 15,878 households 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 30.30% of households were one person and 13.10% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 24.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median household income was $35,334 and the median family income was $43,772. Males had a median income of $31,047 versus $23,042 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,857. About 6.70% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Townships[12][13][14]

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Webster County.[15]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Fort Dodge City 25,206
2 Gowrie City 1,037
3 Dayton City 837
4 Coalville CDP 610
5 Badger City 561
6 Otho City 542
7 Lehigh City 416
8 Duncombe City 410
9 Callender City 376
10 Harcourt City 303
11 Barnum City 191
12 Vincent City 174
13 Moorland City 169
14 Clare City 146
15 Stratford (mostly in Hamilton County) City 30 (743 total)
16 Farnhamville (mostly in Calhoun County) City 0 (371 total)

Notable people

Politics

In recent presidential elections, Webster County had a strong Democratic lean, voting for the party's candidate in every election from 1984 to 2012. In 2016 however, the county swung hard to vote for Republican Donald Trump by a wide margin, a nearly 27 point swing compared to 2012.[16]

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 61.4% 10,938 37.1% 6,613 1.5% 271
2016 57.7% 10,056 36.2% 6,305 6.1% 1,069
2012 46.3% 8,469 52.1% 9,537 1.6% 286
2008 44.9% 8,337 53.4% 9,917 1.6% 302
2004 48.1% 8,959 51.3% 9,561 0.6% 111
2000 47.9% 8,172 49.7% 8,479 2.3% 397
1996 38.4% 6,275 51.3% 8,380 10.3% 1,673
1992 37.0% 6,992 45.3% 8,562 17.8% 3,367
1988 39.8% 6,926 59.0% 10,267 1.2% 200
1984 48.6% 9,619 50.2% 9,930 1.3% 253
1980 49.6% 10,438 42.8% 9,001 7.6% 1,591
1976 45.4% 9,068 52.7% 10,543 1.9% 384
1972 56.0% 11,133 42.0% 8,358 2.0% 402
1968 49.0% 9,349 44.9% 8,572 6.2% 1,176
1964 33.5% 6,576 66.2% 13,005 0.3% 54
1960 50.1% 10,741 49.8% 10,680 0.1% 14
1956 52.7% 11,097 47.0% 9,901 0.2% 51
1952 57.7% 12,336 40.6% 8,681 1.7% 368
1948 40.7% 6,951 55.7% 9,508 3.6% 607
1944 42.1% 6,935 57.6% 9,477 0.3% 56
1940 41.3% 7,583 58.4% 10,731 0.3% 52
1936 37.8% 6,494 57.6% 9,885 4.6% 795
1932 34.7% 5,243 59.3% 8,957 6.1% 917
1928 56.4% 8,525 43.0% 6,497 0.6% 97
1924 46.0% 6,641 14.4% 2,076 39.6% 5,721
1920 64.0% 8,312 21.6% 2,804 14.4% 1,872
1916 53.5% 3,917 43.7% 3,196 2.8% 208
1912 29.8% 2,123 33.3% 2,370 37.0% 2,634[a]
1908 56.5% 3,658 36.7% 2,374 6.8% 440
1904 66.9% 4,358 26.3% 1,714 6.8% 445
1900 63.3% 4,221 34.0% 2,266 2.7% 180
1896 58.1% 3,691 40.2% 2,557 1.7% 107

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 2,171 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 316 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 147 votes.

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Webster County Google Maps (accessed 16 August 2018)
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved June 18, 2011.[dead link]
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Bony, Jan. "Webster County  IAGenWeb". Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  13. ^ "Highway and Transportation Map, Webster County, Iowa" (PDF). IAGenWeb. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "SUMMARY REPORT, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA, UNOFFICIAL RESULTS, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION". Webster County Auditor's Office. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  15. ^ 2010 Census
  16. ^ "Here's a map of the US counties that flipped to Trump from Democrats". www.cnbc.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 28, 2018.

External links

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