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Webster, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Webster had a population of 11,795 as of July 1, 2020. Webster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Webster is located at latitude 29.5377 and longitude -95.1183 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Webster encompass a land area of 6.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Webster (GNIS ID: 2412200) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Webster is located within Houston Division of Harris County.


Webster, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 11,795 (100%)
Population in Households 11,532 (97.8%)
Population in Families 7,161 (60.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 263 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 1,845
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $52,602
Average Household Income $64,972
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $30,174
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (15.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,549 (71.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 852 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $223,864
Average Home Value $254,201
Housing Affordability Index3 137


Total Households 5,523
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 2,373
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.1% 1.32%
Households 1.05% 1.22%
Families 1.05% 1.29%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
Owner Occupied HU   3.12%


Webster, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Webster to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 236 87th
Population Density # 342 80th
Median Household Income # 814 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 295 17th
Per Capita Income # 522 70th
Diversity Index # 30 98th

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