Population in Webster County declines

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s population has declined slightly since 2010, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring.

The county’s population has decreased by 2.7 percent, about 280 people, since the 2010 census. However, the county’s population increased by 23 people between 2013 and 2014, Census Bureau estimates show.

Webster County’s population was 9,972 in 2014, compared with 10,252 in 2010, according to the bureau’s “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014.”

The county’s population decreased 0.4 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Population estimates for Webster County municipalities for 2014, followed by those for 2010 in parentheses, as of July 1 each year, are:
• Eupora: 2,128 (2,200)
• Mantee: 226 (233)
• Mathiston: 677 (698)
• Walthall: 140 (144)

The town of Maben, which is partly in Webster County, has a population estimate of 877 — down one from 878 four years ago.
The Census Bureau develops population estimates by measuring population change since the most recent census. It uses births, deaths, administrative records and survey data to develop estimates of population.