Howard City, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 
Males: 92  (49.0%)
Females: 97  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  54.1 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68820.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,621 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Howard City:

$28,621
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,623 (it was $11,797 in 2000)

Howard City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,244 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Howard City:

$49,244
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $50,268; Detached houses: $52,587; Mobile homes: $19,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $488.

  • Races in Howard City, NE (2010)

    Howard City races chart
    • 17894.2%White alone
    • 105.3%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Howard City: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.0%), Polish (12.6%), English (11.6%), Irish (8.4%), United States (6.0%), Danish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

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

Howard City,NE real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Howard City:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howard City village:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 19.6%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,023 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $736 (1.5%)

Howard City satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Poole, NE (3.8 miles) , St. Paul, NE (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.07 N, Longitude: 98.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Howard City household income distribution Howard City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (45%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (2%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (2%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Howard City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Howard City, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Howard City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 107% 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 near Nebraska state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 651.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Howard City center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the city center
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 Howard City center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Howard City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Howard City:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - RAVENNA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RAVENNA, NE)

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

  • Central Community College (about 22 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 33 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 97 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 107 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 110 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 111 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Wayne State College (about 120 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Howard City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

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 (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4673
Evangelical Protestant1,0637
Mainline Protestant9147
Other1-
None2,829-
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: 3
Howard County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

12.9%
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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,436
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,436

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)

6.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hall County, NE  3.12% ($34,684 average AGI)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hall County, NE  2.61% ($38,500 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.65% ($29,875)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.53% ($14,692)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 965Total average daily traffic
  • 86Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,399Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
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