Webster County, Kentucky

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Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Webster County was formed in 1860 from parts of the counties of Henderson, Hopkins, and Union.[1] As of 2000, the population is 14,120. Its county seat is Dixon[2]. The county was named for American statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852). It was mainly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War and was the site several skirmishes and some guerrilla warfare. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Webster County is part of the Evansville, Indiana–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Webster County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 336 square miles (870 km2), of which, 335 square miles (868 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,120 people, 5,560 households, and 4,053 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16 /km2). There were 6,250 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 4.67% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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