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Webster County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Red Cloud
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.02%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 4,061. Its county seat is Red Cloud6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Webster County is represented by the prefix 45 (it had the forty-fifth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,489 km² (575 sq mi). 1,489 km² (575 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Webster County
Population by decade

1870 - 16
1880 - 7,104
1890 - 11,210
1900 - 11,619
1910 - 12,008
1920 - 10,922
1930 - 10,210
1940 - 8,701
1950 - 7,395
1960 - 6,224
1970 - 5,396
1980 - 4,858
1990 - 4,279
2000 - 4,061

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,061 people, 1,708 households, and 1,118 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.10% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,708 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 24.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,026, and the median income for a family was $36,513. Males had a median income of $26,555 versus $18,480 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,802. About 7.70% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.50% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

Coordinates: 40°11′N 98°30′W / 40.18, -98.50

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