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Time Zone: Webster County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fort Dodge is the Seat for Webster County.

Webster County was founded January 12, 1853.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Webster had a population of 38,346 people. This is a decrease of 4.69% since the last Census (which gave a population of 40,235 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Webster represented 1.37% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201038,013-5.52%-0.87% since 2009
200838,372-4.63%-0.2% since 2007
200040,235The Last Census

More information can be found on the Webster County Census Page for Webster County.


Below are some of the communities located in Webster County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Webster County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Dodge   25,08325,1360.21% decrease  
Gowrie   1,0111,0382.6% decrease  
Dayton   8208847.24% decrease  
Badger   5726106.23% decrease  
Otho   5345716.48% decrease  

Websites for Webster County

Official Website:   www.webstercountyia.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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