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Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 15, 1851|
|Named for||Daniel Webster|
|Largest city||Fort Dodge|
|• Total||718 sq mi (1,860 km2)|
|• Land||716 sq mi (1,850 km2)|
|• Water||2.8 sq mi (7 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||51.53/sq mi (19.896/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Webster County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 36,999. The county seat is Fort Dodge. 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.
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.
- Humboldt County (north)
- Wright County (northeast)
- Hamilton County (east)
- Boone County (southeast)
- Greene County (southwest)
- Calhoun County (west)
- Pocahontas County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 36,999 in the county, with a population density of 51.5199/sq mi (19.8919/km2). 94.86% of the population reported being of one race. 81.20% were non-Hispanic White, 4.93% were Black, 5.58% were Hispanic, 0.48% were Native American, 0.82% were Asian, 0.04% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 6.95% were some other race or more than one race. There were 16,937 housing units, of which 15,046 were occupied.
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.
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Webster County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2020 Census)|
|1||† Fort Dodge||City||24,871|
|15||Stratford (mostly in Hamilton County)||City||22 (707 total)|
|16||Farnhamville (mostly in Calhoun County)||City||0 (383 total)|
- Deer Creek
- Lost Grove
- Pleasant Valley
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Webster County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|1||† Fort Dodge||City||25,206|
|4||Stratford (mostly in Hamilton County)||City||743|
|11||Farnhamville (partially in Calhoun County)||City||371|
- Robert Schliske, member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, 1971–1975, born in Webster County
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