For population 25 years and over in Howard City:
For population 15 years and over in Howard City village:
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,313 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (31.6 miles , pop. 197,800).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (127.7 miles , pop. 596,974).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (155.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Pierson, MI (2.4 miles) , Morley, MI (2.6 miles ), Sand Lake, MI (2.8 miles ), Lakeview, MI (3.2 miles ), Stanwood, MI (3.6 miles ), Cedar Springs, MI (3.6 miles ), Canadian Lakes, MI (3.9 miles ), Newaygo, MI (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 43.40 N, Longitude: 85.47 W
Area code: 231
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Howard City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +226 (+16.6%).
Work and jobs in Howard City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Howard City, Michigan
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Howard City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Howard City village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the village center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Howard City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Montcalm County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Amtrak station:HOWARD CITY (130 N. ENSLEY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
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Public high school in Howard City:
See full list of schools located in Howard City, School District: TRI COUNTY AREA SCHOOLS
Public elementary/middle schools in Howard City:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Howard City and their reported violations in the past:VIKING GROCERY MART (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:VFW POST 3306 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WHISPERING PINES RESTAURANT (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MDOT HOWARD CITY TSC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Howard City that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.9%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Howard City compared to Michigan state average:
Banks with branches in Howard City (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Howard City village (based on Montcalm County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
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6.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,554 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,016 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Howard City fatal accident list:
Sep 7, 2005 07:23 AM, Sr-82, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 2003 10:32 PM, Sr-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 27, 1992 07:55 PM, Godfrey, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 26, 1992 03:32 AM, 46, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2
Nov 25, 1975 01:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,770
Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic: 13,116
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Howard City)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Howard City, MI
Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.