Howard County IA Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,558
Daytime Population: Workers 4,623
Daytime Population: Residents 4,541
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 9,345
Population in Familes 7,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $49,109
Average Household Income $64,007
Per Capita Income $26,614


Total Housing Units 4,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,087 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 852 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $110,275
Average Home Value $150,818


Total Households 3,939
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,513
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.11%
Households -0.02% -0.12%
Families -0.19% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.74%


Howard County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 79 21st
Population Density # 73 28th
Diversity Index # 91 10th
Median Household Income # 75 25th
Per Capita Income # 60 40th

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