Webster County's population peaked in 1930, Webster City's in 1980.
Called "Made in Iowa," the film depicts this city of about 8,000 as a gritty comeback kid. In the intro, locals grimly describe the washer and dryer factory's closure.
Lives were turned upside down. Families lost homes and cars. Shops closed their doors.
But after some new industry moved in, current business owners doubled down and community members pitched in on a marquee redevelopment of the downtown movie theater, the film paints an uplifting picture of the community.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts