Webster, NC

Webster, situated in Jackson County, is a small town made up of 1.6 square miles.

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The town was founded in the early 1850s and was then incorporated in 1859. The town was founded as the county seat of Jackson County, but a fire caused so much destruction in Webster that Sylva was appointed the county seat in 1913.


The median resident age in Webster is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Webster is about $243,000 (2015) which is $83,000 more than the North Carolina Average.

The racial makeup of Webster is 93% White, 2% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 3% other. 96% of the population are high school graduates, with 48% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 21% that have never been married.

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Jackson County

Webster belongs to Jackson County in the western part of North Carolina. In 1851, Jackson County was formed from parts of Macon and Haywood counties. The county, named after Andrew Jackson, is part of the Cullowhee, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Jackson County has a population of 40,000 and its largest town Sylva, with a population of 2,600, is the county seat.

Jackson County borders Transylvania, Oconee (South Carolina), Macon, Haywood, and Swain counties.

Jackson County is made up of 495 square miles. 491 of which is land with the remaining 4 as water.


The population of Webster, NC is about 360. The population saw a decrease after its peak in 2000.


The elevation of Webster, NC is 2,162 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Webster, NC is 28788.

Area Code

The area code for Webster, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Webster and Jackson County have voted mostly Republican, with the vote going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for previous elections, though the area voted Democrat in 2008 and 1996.

As of 2010, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Webster is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average. Education and manufacturing make over 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Sylvia Herald and The Smoky Mountain News are the primary newspapers that cover the Jackson County area.


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