Webster City, Iowa

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Webster City is a city in Hamilton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 8,176 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County[1]. Electrolux had a large plant here manufacturing washing machines/dryers, employing about 2,000. The town, which serves as a county seat, has no courthouse square; the county buildings are located on the far south side of town, near the four-lane Highway 20 bypass.[citation needed] Webster City is located at a junction of lines of the Canadian National and Union Pacific Railroads.



Webster City is located at 42°27′59″N 93°49′14″W / 42.46639°N 93.82056°W / 42.46639; -93.82056 (42.466300, -93.820582).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,176 people, 3,502 households, and 2,227 families residing in the city. The population density was 955.5 people per square mile (368.8/km²). There were 3,679 housing units at an average density of 430.0/sq mi (165.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.41% White, 0.33% African American, 0.26% Native American, 2.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 3,502 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89.

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