Webster County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Fort Dodge and the largest city is Fort Dodge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.webstercountyia.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,955 and the 2010 census population was 38,013. The land area is 715.62 square miles and there are 53.1 persons per square mile.
93% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 4.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,300, there are 15,458 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,203, the median household income is $41,624, and 15.8% of the persons in Webster County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,884. Retail sales (in $1000) were $577,547, and sales per capita were $15,022.
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