Howard, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 767 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.4%
 
Males: 397  (51.8%)
Females: 370  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57349.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,523 (it was $26,544 in 2000)
Howard:

$42,523
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,495 (it was $15,121 in 2000)

Howard city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,123 (it was $30,200 in 2000)
Howard:

$68,123
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,607; detached houses: $85,519

Median gross rent in 2017: $508.

March 2019 cost of living index in Howard: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
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  • Races in Howard, SD (2010)
    • 83397.1%White alone
    • 121.4%Two or more races
    • 111.3%Hispanic
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (42.4%), Irish (13.6%), Norwegian (12.2%), American (6.4%), English (2.0%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/14/1885

Elevation: 1572 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 815 people per square mile   (low).

Howard, South Dakota map

20 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,094 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $768 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (51.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (205.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (520.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Vilas, SD (1.9 miles),
Winfred, SD (2.9 miles),
Roswell, SD (2.9 miles),
Canova, SD (3.0 miles),
Fedora, SD (3.6 miles),
Carthage, SD (3.8 miles),
Ramona, SD (4.1 miles),
Oldham, SD (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 44.01 N, Longitude: 97.53 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Howard, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Howard, SD in 2017
Howard satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $87,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $223,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Howard, SD residents
Average permit cost in Howard, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Howard, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (11.7%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.2%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Howard, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.5%)

Average climate in Howard, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Howard-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Howard city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 650.5 miles away from Howard center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Howard center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miner County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Howard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Howard:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOWARD (300 WEST HAZEL AVENUE)

Airports located in Howard:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howard:

  • South Dakota State University (about 43 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 49 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 91 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 93 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Northern State University (about 111 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 112 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 122 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high school in Howard:

Public elementary/middle schools in Howard:

See full list of schools located in Howard

Library in Howard:

  • HOWARD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,615; Location: 103 E FARMER AVE; 20,545 books; 194 audio materials; 358 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Howard: Howard Fire Department (A), Howard Municipal Building (B), Howard Public Library (C), Miner County Courthouse (D), Miner County Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lee's Tee Time Golf & Hunting (Amusement & Theme Parks; 118 South Main Street).

Hotel: Freddie's Motel (1 East Highway 34).

Birthplace of: Johan Andreas Holvik - Linguist.

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

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

  • HOWARD (Population served: 858, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.1%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
55 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Howard (2011 data):

  • Miner County Bank: at 217 South Main Street, branch established on 1926/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.6 mil, Deposits: $33.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Howard:

Marital status in Howard, SD
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Howard:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
South Dakota average:

10.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Howard, SD (based on Miner County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1209
Catholic6741
Evangelical Protestant3483
Other1-
None246-
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: 2
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Miner County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Miner County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miner County:

8.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Miner County:

26.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.8%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.2%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Howard:

32.9%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Howard:

50.5%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Howard:

72.1%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Howard, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$1,524$18,2880$0
Streets and Highways 1$5,279$63,3482$35
Electric Power 1$4,943$59,3161$722
Financial Administration 1$3,531$42,3722$970
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$573
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$433
Sewerage 0$0 1$508
Parks and Recreation 0$0 16$7,443
Local Libraries 0$0 8$1,474
Totals for Government 4$15,277$45,83132$12,158

Howard government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $23,000 ($29.99)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,188,000 ($1548.89)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($238.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $175,000 ($228.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($100.39)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($100.39)
    Financial Administration: $73,000 ($95.18)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($83.44)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($37.81)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($32.59)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($31.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($28.68)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($14.34)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($9.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($9.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($5.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($7.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $115,000 ($149.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $231,000 ($301.17)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($33.90)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($26.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $349,000 ($455.02)

Howard government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $159,000 ($207.30)
    Sewerage: $140,000 ($182.53)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($54.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($23.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($5.22)
    Other: $3,000 ($3.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($26.08)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($1.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $21,000 ($27.38)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.30)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,317,000 ($1717.08)
    Water Utilities: $215,000 ($280.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($39.11)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($7.82)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($2.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $416,000 ($542.37)
    Property: $261,000 ($340.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($7.82)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.30)

Howard government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($190.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,000 ($172.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($16.95)

Howard government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,806,000 ($3658.41)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Howard:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KJAM (1390 AM; 1 kW; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howard:

  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Howard:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Howard fatal accident list:

Dec 24, 2013 03:05 PM, Sr-34, 435th Ave, Lat: 44.008167, Lon: -97.510261, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 2004 05:45 PM, Sectionline St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.8mTotal length
  • $617,000Total costs
  • 3,053Total average daily traffic
  • 345Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,430Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Howard, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Howard, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Howard)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Municipal Bldg (Lat: 44.006361 Lon: -97.525056), Call Sign: KBI814,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.760 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2015, Expiration Date: 05/28/2025, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103-0801, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 100 S Main (Lat: 44.006361 Lon: -97.525056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPFS750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2014, Expiration Date: 10/05/2024, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • Courthouse (Lat: 44.013861 Lon: -97.522556), Call Sign: WQJ344,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 06/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2010, Registrant: Miner Co. Sheriff\'s Office, Howard, SD 57349, Phone: (605) 772-4501, Fax: (605) 772-4148, Email:
  • 1 Km E And 2 Km S (Lat: 44.008056 Lon: -97.302778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: KBL386,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.485 MHz, 153.500 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • WINFRED, Lat: 43.992472 Lon: -97.516167, Call Sign: WQXN436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.175 MHz, 153.432 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2016, Expiration Date: 04/21/2026, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • Lat: 44.008194 Lon: -97.522889, Call Sign: WRAE690,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.787 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2017, Expiration Date: 10/26/2027, Certifier: Bart Bickley, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 23942 424th Ave (Lat: 43.927778 Lon: -97.728889), Call Sign: WRCK744,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.515 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/26/2028, Certifier: Wyatt Walter, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HOWARD, 1 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 43.987222 Lon: -97.528889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.2 m, Overall height: 86.7 m, Call Sign: WPNF328,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6900.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street ,N.W, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • HOWARD, 1.5 Miles South Of (Lat: 43.987222 Lon: -97.528889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.2 m, Overall height: 86.7 m, Call Sign: WPNF330,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street ,N.W, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ROSWELL, 42592 236th Street (Lat: 43.965944 Lon: -97.692000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQKN998,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.293 MHz, 952.293 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2009, Expiration Date: 07/29/2019, Certifier: Steve Martz, Registrant: Transcanada Keystone Pipeline, LP, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4520, Fax: (248) 205-4620, Email:
  • STATION, 11 Mi Se Of City (Lat: 43.920528 Lon: -97.330056), Overall height: 71.9 m, Call Sign: WCE376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6620.00 MHz, 6650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2000, Expiration Date: 06/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2002, Phone: (701) 223-0441

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0WSZ, Licensee ID: L01123823, Grant Date: 03/14/2006, Expiration Date: 06/11/2016, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2018, Registrant: Robert K Thompson, 705 E Farmer Ave, Howard, SD 57349

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47805 , Serial Number: 28R-7803016, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas A Dold, Po Box 114, Howard, SD 57349
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 662C , Serial Number: 108-3662, Year manufactured: 1948, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2004
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jenny Rasmussen, 43391 234th St, Howard, SD 57349, Other Owners: Donald E Rasmussen
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8972D , Serial Number: 18-6411, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 06/10/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy B Clarke, 209 Pleasant, Howard, SD 57349
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9073X , Serial Number: 18253473, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Eric C Hartung, Po Box 261, Howard, SD 57349
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8060L , Serial Number: 17256260, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Bob M Gassman, 23658 436th Ave, Howard, SD 57349
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/09/2018

Most common first names in Howard, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3080.6 years
Robert2669.1 years
Mary2384.7 years
Joseph1578.3 years
William1576.9 years
Anna1381.2 years
Arthur1279.4 years
Harold1170.7 years
Esther1087.9 years
Elizabeth1083.7 years
Most common last names in Howard, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Callies1779.0 years
Hauge1279.4 years
Rasmussen1180.8 years
Feldhaus983.3 years
Stock984.8 years
Hahn988.4 years
Neises975.3 years
Miller987.5 years
Schwader971.5 years
Genzlinger876.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Howard, SD
  • 64.9%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Howard, SD
  • 46.3%Electricity
  • 43.9%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%No fuel used


Howard compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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