Howard, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,467. Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 
Males: 757  (51.6%)
Females: 710  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14843.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,239 (it was $39,141 in 2000)
Howard:

$51,239
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,353 (it was $15,116 in 2000)

Howard town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,903 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Howard:

$85,903
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $98,078; Detached houses: $112,790; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,169; In 2-unit structures: $63,748; Mobile homes: $46,468
Howard races chart
  • White alone - 1,421 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 26 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Howard: 139.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.6%), German (23.4%), Irish (18.4%), United States (6.6%), Italian (5.7%), Dutch (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 60.6 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Howard,NY real estate house value index trend

Howard, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Howard:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howard town:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Howard town:  2.4% ($1,463)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Howard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (57.0 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (203.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Avoca, NY (2.6 miles ), Canisteo, NY (2.6 miles ), North Hornell, NY (2.7 miles ), Hornell, NY (2.7 miles ), Hornellsville, NY (2.8 miles ), Arkport, NY (3.1 miles ), Bath, NY (3.2 miles ), Cohocton, NY (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $312,500
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $25,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.34 N, Longitude: 77.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

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

7.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electricians (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Howard, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Howard-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Howard town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 tornado 30.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from Howard center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 241.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.1 miles away from Howard center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Steuben County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Howard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Howard:

  • HORNELL GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HORNELL, NY)
  • ST JAMES MERCY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HORNELL, NY)
  • ST. JAMES MERCY HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HORNELL, NY)
  • BATH VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 9 miles away; BATH, NY)
  • STEUBEN CO PUBLIC HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BATH, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howard:

  • Alfred University (about 16 miles; Alfred, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,411)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 16 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Corning Community College (about 28 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 3,036)
  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 35 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,520)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 39 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 45 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 45 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,476)

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Notable locations in Howard: Palmer Farms (A), Howard Public Library (B), Howard Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Howard: Buena Vista Wesleyan Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Scherer Cemetery (1), McConnell Cemetery (2), Johnson Cemetery (3), White Cemetery (4), Allen Cemetery (5), Greenville Cemetery (6), Parkhill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Smith Pond (A), Lake Demons (B), Spaulding Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Steuben County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.25
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.387. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.387
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.1%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Howard compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Howard town (based on Steuben County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.70%
Here: 42.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents47.9%16.4%7.6%5.4%4.8%
Congregations11.7%23.4%5.1%10.9%8.0%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.0%1.8%1.4%1.3%9.4%
Congregations4.4%4.4%5.1%1.5%25.5%
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: 24
Steuben County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Steuben County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Steuben County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Here:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Steuben County:

28.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

15.6%

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
New York average:

5.06%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,299 average AGI)
Steuben County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chemung County, NY  0.66% ($42,923 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.27% ($29,059)
from Monroe County, NY  0.27% ($38,250)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($532 average AGI)
Steuben County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chemung County, NY  0.68% ($44,280 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.33% ($30,146)
to Livingston County, NY  0.26% ($30,031)

Strongest AM radio stations in Howard:

  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNY (1400 AM; 1 kW; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC)
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howard:

  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WVIN-FM (98.3 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES MASS MEDIA, NA CORP.)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W257AX (99.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETD (90.7 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Howard:

  • W16BE (Channel 16; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W60AD (Channel 60; SAVONA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W20BL (Channel 20; BATH, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • WYDC (Channel 48; CORNING, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total costs: $20,898,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,253
Total average daily truck traffic: 633

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Howard, NY
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