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Webster City, Iowa

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The location of Webster City

Welcome to Webster City ...

The city of Webster City is located in Hamilton County and is the County Seat for Hamilton County.

The location of Webster City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Webster City has a population of 7,723 people<2> (see below for details).

Webster City is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Webster City: (515)

The ZIP code for Webster City: 50595<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Webster City had a population of 8,070 people (or 51.49% of the total population of Hamilton County). This makes Webster City the county's most populous community.

The population of Webster City represents 0.26% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,070 people, the population of Webster City decreased 1.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,176 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Webster City had an population of 7,723 people. This is a decrease of 4.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Webster City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Webster City - they are located in Kansas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Webster City.

Websites for Webster City ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Webster City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Webster City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster City. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Webster City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Webster City ...

Looking for more information about Webster City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Webster City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Webster City.

Communities near Webster City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Dodge   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Webster City

Located in Webster County

Eagle Grove   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Webster City

Located in Wright County

Clarion   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Webster City

Located in Wright County

Jewell   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Webster City

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Webster City

Located in Webster County

Stratford   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Webster City

Goldfield   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Webster City

Located in Wright County

Badger   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Webster City

Located in Webster County

Otho   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Webster City

Located in Webster County

Ellsworth   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Webster City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Webster City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Hamilton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Webster City:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Webster City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Webster City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Webster City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Webster City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Webster City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Webster City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Webster City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4633, Longitude: -93.8166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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