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Webster County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1874
Seat Walthall
Largest city Eupora
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423 sq mi (1,096 km²)
422 sq mi (1,093 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.20%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 10,294. Its county seat is Walthall6. Webster County is named for statesman Daniel Webster.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,096 km² (423 sq mi). 1,094 km² (422 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.20%) is water.

Major Highways[]

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,294 people, 3,905 households, and 2,877 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 4,344 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.55% White, 20.93% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 9,534
1890 12,060 26.5%
1900 13,619 12.9%
1910 14,853 9.1%
1920 12,644 −14.9%
1930 12,128 −4.1%
1940 14,160 16.8%
1950 11,607 −18.0%
1960 10,580 −8.8%
1970 10,047 −5.0%
1980 10,300 2.5%
1990 10,222 −0.8%
2000 10,294 0.7%
Est. 2006 10,041 −2.5%

There were 3,905 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,834, and the median income for a family was $34,969. Males had a median income of $27,297 versus $19,627 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,109. About 14.80% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.


  • Towns
    • Maben (mostly in Oktibbeha County)
    • Mathiston (partly in Choctaw County)

See also[]

Coordinates: 33°37′N 89°17′W / 33.61, -89.28

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