Webster County is located in south-central Missouri. The County Seat is Marshfield and the largest city is Marshfield . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.webstercountymo.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,888 and the 2010 census population was 36,202. The land area is 592.56 square miles and there are 61.1 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 84.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 15% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $116,800, there are 12,668 households, an average of 2.80 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,955, the median household income is $44,596, and 18.9% of the persons in Webster County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,810. Retail sales (in $1000) were $294,218, and sales per capita were $8,197. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24%.
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