Howard County IA Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,469
Population in Households 9,268
Population in Familes 7,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $50,698
Average Household Income $66,910
Per Capita Income $27,847


Total Housing Units 4,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,144 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 765 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 458 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $112,978
Average Home Value $155,852


Total Households 3,909
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,490
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households -0.11% -0.25%
Families -0.27% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.12%


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, 2018 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 # 80 20th
Population Density # 74 26th
Diversity Index # 91 9th
Median Household Income # 66 34th
Per Capita Income # 59 41st

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