Webb City, Missouri

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Webb City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 9,812 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Webb City is located at 37°8′40″N 94°28′9″W / 37.14444°N 94.46917°W / 37.14444; -94.46917 (37.144458, -94.469249)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.3 km²).

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries Webb City was part of the "Tri-State Mining District" at the time the world's largest and most productive lead and zinc mining field. The area remains surrounded by chat piles that are used primarily in road-building.[1]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,812 people, 3,808 households, and 2,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,318.0 people per square mile (509.2/km²). There were 4,108 housing units at an average density of 551.8/sq mi (213.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.53% White, 3.51% African American, 1.32% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 4.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.57% of the population.

There were 3,808 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

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