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Howard County

Population in 2012: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 

Males: 92  (48.7%)
Females: 97  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Nebraska median age:  43.7 years

Zip codes: 68820.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $32,864 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Howard City:

$32,864
Nebraska:

$50,296
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,809

Howard City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $58,214 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Howard City:

$58,214
Nebraska:

$127,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,753; Detached houses: $71,603; Mobile homes: $24,722

Median gross rent in 2011: $438.

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Howard City races chart
  • White alone - 178 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (5.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Howard City: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Polish (17.3%), English (10.8%), Danish (9.5%), Irish (8.2%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Howard City:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howard City village:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.0%
Nebraska:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,233 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $720 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (108.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (574.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rockville, NE (2.6 miles) , Cairo, NE (2.7 miles ), Dannebrog, NE (3.1 miles ), Ravenna, NE (3.3 miles ), Farwell, NE (3.3 miles) , Ashton, NE (3.6 miles ), St. Paul, NE (4.1 miles ), Elba, NE (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.07 N, Longitude: 98.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+9.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Construction laborers (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Howard City-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 208% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Howard City village center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 15.3 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Howard City center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howard City:

  • Central Community College (about 22 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 33 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 97 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 107 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 111 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Wayne State College (about 120 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 142 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

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Notable location: Boelus Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.0. This is better than average.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.05
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.4%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Howard City, NE

Howard City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Howard City travel time to work - commute


Howard City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Howard City (based on Howard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.74%
Here62.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents58.8%13.1%12.7%6.9%8.5%
Congregations31.3%12.5%25.0%6.3%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Howard County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Howard County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.9%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howard County:

10.2%
State:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,000

Howard City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($26.46)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.16)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($211.64)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($84.66)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($63.49)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($10.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($95.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($174.60)

Howard City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($116.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($121.69)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($116.40)
    All Other: $5,000 ($26.46)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($63.49)
    Property: $10,000 ($52.91)

Howard City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $216,000 ($1142.86)

6.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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:
from Hall County, NE  3.14% ($31,707 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.42% ($24,700)


8.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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:
to Hall County, NE  2.93% ($26,141 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.70% ($20,824)
to Merrick County, NE  0.66% ($22,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Howard City:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howard City:

  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Howard City:

  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 965
Total average daily truck traffic: 86
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,399

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