Howard City, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 1,824 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.1%
 
Males: 933  (51.2%)
Females: 891  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

31.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49329.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,480 (it was $34,556 in 2000)
Howard City:

$42,480
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,359 (it was $14,076 in 2000)

Howard City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,542 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Howard City:

$97,542
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $91,559; detached houses: $104,290; mobile homes: $46,068

Median gross rent in 2017: $570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Howard City: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.7%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 34.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Howard City, MI (2010)
    • 1,70894.5%White alone
    • 442.4%Hispanic
    • 281.5%Two or more races
    • 100.6%Black alone
    • 110.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

Races in Howard City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Howard City, Michigan as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Howard City is 36 to 1.


Crime rates in Howard City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(555.9)
2
(124.0)
6
(371.5)
1
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(224.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(61.8)
1
(62.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(308.8)
8
(496.0)
9
(557.3)
4
(221.4)
3
(166.2)
2
(112.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(555.9)
12
(744.0)
13
(805.0)
11
(608.7)
22
(1,219)
16
(895.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(3,582)
72
(4,464)
64
(3,963)
62
(3,431)
42
(2,327)
42
(2,352)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(123.5)
2
(124.0)
4
(247.7)
4
(221.4)
3
(166.2)
3
(168.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.0)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)717.1457.5767.2286.1224.9371.8

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City-data.com crime index in Howard City, MI

Crime rate in Howard City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Michigan average:

1.88
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Ancestries: English (13.4%), German (12.4%), American (10.2%), Irish (9.2%), Dutch (7.8%), Polish (7.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 267 feet

Land area: 2.51 square miles.

Population density: 727 people per square mile   (low).

Howard City, Michigan map

17 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.9%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,376 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $927 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Howard City, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Howard City, MI in 2017
Howard City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +226 (+16.6%).
Most common industries in Howard City, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.5%)
  • Truck transportation (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Howard City, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Howard City, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Howard City-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 8% smaller 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 near Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.3 miles away from Howard City center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 290.4 miles away from Howard City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 364.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 340.6 miles away from Howard City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 367.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montcalm County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Howard City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Howard City:

  • ACE HOME HEALTH CARE (112 EDGERTON PO BOX 499)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Howard City:

  • KELSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAKEVIEW, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH REHAB AND NSG CTRS-KELSEY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKEVIEW, MI)
  • METRON OF CEDAR SPRINGS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CEDAR SPRINGS, MI)
  • NORTHLAND MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; STANWOOD, MI)

Amtrak station:

HOWARD CITY (130 N. ENSLEY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howard City:

  • Ferris State University (about 21 miles; Big Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,238)
  • Cornerstone University (about 30 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 32 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Calvin College (about 33 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 37 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Central Michigan University (about 38 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Davenport University (about 38 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)

Public high schools in Howard City:

  • WEST MICHIGAN VIRTUAL - HOWARD CITY/TRI COUNTY (Location: 412 E EDGERTON ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • TRI COUNTY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 21338 KENDAVILLE RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Howard City:

  • TRI COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 21350 KENDAVILLE RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • MACNAUGHTON SCHOOL (Location: 415 CEDAR ST, Grades: PK-2)

Library in Howard City:

  • TIMOTHY C. HAUENSTEIN REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $235,224; Location: 117 WEST WILLIAMS STREET; 26,036 books; 1,669 audio materials; 1,891 video materials; 28 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Howard City: Howard City Fire Department (A), Howard City Police Department (B), Reynolds Township Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Howard City: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Howard City include: Herbert J Peck Park (1), Minnie Farmer Park (2), Ensley Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Montcalm County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-10-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Howard City that have no violations reported:

  • SKATE ESTATE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOWARD CIT CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAHS WITNESSES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Howard City (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: Howard City Branch at 720 West Shaw, branch established on 1878/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Firstbank: Howard City Branch at 830 West Shaw Street, branch established on 1983/02/01. Info updated 2008/06/11: Bank assets: $415.2 mil, Deposits: $366.7 mil, headquarters in Mt. Pleasant, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Howard City:

Marital status in Howard City, MI
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Howard City:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Howard City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Howard City, MI (based on Montcalm County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,94865
Mainline Protestant5,40423
Catholic5,2588
Other9476
None43,785-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Montcalm County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Montcalm County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Montcalm County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Montcalm County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Montcalm County:

31.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montcalm County:

9.3%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Howard City:

45.0%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Howard City:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Howard City:

55.8%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Howard City, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,553$45,3182$2,976
Water Supply 1$4,566$54,7920$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,360$28,3200$0
Financial Administration 1$3,888$46,6561$926
Sewerage 1$2,817$33,8040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,895
Totals for Government 6$21,184$42,3685$5,797

Howard City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $261,000 ($143.09)
    Police Protection: $231,000 ($126.64)
    Water Utilities: $165,000 ($90.46)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($68.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000 ($55.37)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($22.48)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($15.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($13.71)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($10.96)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($1.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($27.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,596,000 ($875.00)
    Water Utilities: $130,000 ($71.27)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($20.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($14.25)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($5.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $369,000 ($202.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.64)

Howard City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $281,000 ($154.06)
    Other: $126,000 ($69.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $785,000 ($430.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $69,000 ($37.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $16,000 ($8.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($6.58)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($3.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($1.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($107.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $185,000 ($101.43)
    General Local Government Support: $140,000 ($76.75)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Property: $322,000 ($176.54)
    Other License: $12,000 ($6.58)

Howard City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,020,000 ($1655.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,164,000 ($1186.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $990,000 ($542.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,000 ($73.46)

Howard City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000 ($17.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $877,000 ($480.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $152,000 ($83.33)

7.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, MI  2.48% ($43,991 average AGI)
from Ionia County, MI  0.86% ($39,939)
from Gratiot County, MI  0.47% ($33,037)


7.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  2.26% ($41,105 average AGI)
to Ionia County, MI  0.87% ($32,985)
to Gratiot County, MI  0.45% ($31,284)
Businesses in Howard City, MI
NameCountNameCount
Jones New York1True Value1
Sprint Nextel1UPS1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Howard City:

  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5 kW; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howard City:

  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, MI; Owner: STAFFORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: MENTOR PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBRN-FM (100.9 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WDEE-FM (97.3 FM; REED CITY, MI; Owner: STEVEN V. BEILFUSS)

TV broadcast stations around Howard City:

  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W58CU (Channel 58; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • Howard City, Michigan
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
  • Michigan average
  • Fatal accident count8299
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12703
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2591
  • Fatalities9157
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21784
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents999
See more detailed statistics of Howard City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 276ft / 83.9mTotal length
  • $359,000Total costs
  • 270,457Total average daily traffic
  • 28,255Total average daily truck traffic
  • 223,778Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
New bridges in Howard City, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 221970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Howard City, MI

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 56 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Howard City, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.5%), and Outside Fires (31.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Howard City, MI
    • 12848.5%Structure Fires
    • 8431.8%Outside Fires
    • 4416.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 83.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Howard City, MI
Most common first names in Howard City, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3872.4 years
William3074.0 years
Robert2672.6 years
George2576.6 years
James2371.2 years
Donald1971.9 years
Charles1775.2 years
Mary1575.7 years
Margaret1578.1 years
Richard1467.3 years
Most common last names in Howard City, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1676.0 years
Johnson1178.3 years
Cook1074.3 years
Miller972.1 years
Young875.5 years
Martin780.6 years
Ryno678.3 years
Robinson678.7 years
Olsen685.2 years
Wilson665.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Howard City, MI
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Wood
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Howard City, MI
  • 82.7%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity


Howard City compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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