Webster County is located in western Georgia. The County Seat is Preston and the largest city is Preston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.webstercountyga.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 2,649 and the 2010 census population was 2,801. The land area is 209.12 square miles and there are 13.4 persons per square mile.
56.2% of the population is White, 41.9% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 77.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $48,800, there are 1,129 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,082, the median household income is $35,718, and 22.5% of the persons in Webster County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 175. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,748, and sales per capita were $2,095. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.4%.
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