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Howard County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2017: 82,363 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 84,964 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,899
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,278
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,954
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,124 (it was 9,846 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

30%

Land area: 293 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 281 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Howard County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.2%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Howard County, IN (2017)
    • 71,12983.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,8756.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,7143.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1492.5%Two or more races
    • 1,2351.5%Asian alone
    • 1950.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 550.06%Some other race alone
    • 320.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Males: 39,589  (48.1%)
Females: 42,774  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Howard County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,346 ($43,487 in 1999)
This county:

$49,346
Indiana:

$54,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $548 (lower quartile is $450, upper quartile is $680)
This county:

$548
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,500 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Howard:

$98,500
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,200 - $148,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $126,511
Here:

$126,511
State:

$182,292

Townhouses or other attached units: $235,748
Here:

$235,748
State:

$170,402

In 2-unit structures: $176,686
Here:

$176,686
State:

$127,306

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,824
Here:

$53,824
State:

$146,180

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $46,393
Here:

$46,393
State:

$210,644

Mobile homes: $71,127
Here:

$71,127
State:

$85,614

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $866
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $285

Institutionalized population: 1,022

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 258
  • Thefts: 449
  • Auto thefts: 46

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 52
  • Burglaries: 168
  • Thefts: 426
  • Auto thefts: 36
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 283 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 1998: 251 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 1999: 359 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2000: 374 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2001: 335 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2002: 380 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2003: 308 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2004: 247 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2005: 227 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2006: 112 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2013: 48 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2014: 98 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2015: 166 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2016: 116 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2017: 90 buildings, average cost: $171,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Howard, IN residents
Average permit cost in Howard, IN
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $908 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $595 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Howard, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Howard, IN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Howard, IN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
Howard County:

14.8%
Indiana:

13.5%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 51.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.8 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 39.2 years old, American Indian residents: 51.9 years old, Asian residents: 32.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.6 years old, Other race residents: 36.8 years old)

Area name: Kokomo, IN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Howard County is $474 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $768 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kokomo, Indian Heights, Greentown, Russiaville.

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

2018 air pollution in Howard County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard County: Linden Conservation Club (A), Edwood Glen Country Club (B), Elks Country Club (C), Tippecanoe Conservation Club (D), Purdue University Poultry Farm (E), Purdue University Forest Laboratory (F), Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (G), Randolph Township Volunteer Fire Department (H), Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (I), Lafayette Fire Department Training Center (J), Ouiatenon Blockhouse (K), Lafayette Fire Department Station 6 (L), Lafayette Fire Department Station 9 (M), Wea Township Community Fire Department (N), State Soldiers Home (O), Bloomer's Greenhouse (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Howard County include: Bethel Church (A), Liberty Chapel (B), Conroe Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Oxford Church (E), Saint Pauls Church (F), Sharon Chapel (G), Fairview Church (H), Weaver Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Asbury Cemetery (1), Baker Cemetery (2), Battle Ground Cemetery (3), Mintonye Cemetery (4), Wildcat Cemetery (5), Spencer Cemetery (6), Wheeler Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hadley Lake (A), Purdue University Pond (B), Rutan Farms Lake (C), Mulvey Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Sugar Creek (B), Lauramie Creek (C), Deer Run Creek (D), Jordan Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Hog Run (G), Harrison Creek (H), Tippecanoe River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Howard County include: Cary Camp (1), Ross Camp (2), Sycamore Valley Camp (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bronx County, New York , Carroll County , Delaware County , Kings County, New York , Hamilton County , Harrison County, Ohio , Washington County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Indiana:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Howard, IN
County total employment by year in Howard, IN
County average yearly wages by year in Howard, IN

Current college students: 2,932
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,560 (41.6% naturalized citizens)

Howard County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3692010 or later
  • 3652000 to 2009
  • 4551990 to 1999
  • 2571980 to 1989
  • 2791970 to 1979
  • 337Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.1%

Howard County marital status for males Howard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,886
  • One, attached: 745
  • Two: 1,206
  • 3 or 4: 883
  • 5 to 9: 1,645
  • 10 to 19: 707
  • 20 to 49: 992
  • 50 or more: 1,037
  • Mobile homes: 1,420

Housing units in Howard County with a mortgage: 15,162 (480 second mortgage, 1,659 home equity loan, 136 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,312

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Howard County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,10088
Mainline Protestant9,02635
Catholic5,2002
Black Protestant1,5296
Other1,0296
Orthodox851
None40,783-
Howard County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Howard County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Howard County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Howard County:

9.9%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.3%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Howard County:

Average size of farms: 291 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,958
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $270.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,042
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,463
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.22%
Corn for grain: 66766 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1667 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 73305 harvested acres
Vegetables: 245 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 118 acres

Tornado activity:

Howard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 501891.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 123 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/26/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.6 miles away from Howard County 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 147.9 miles away from the county 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 195.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from Howard County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3162: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 1998 to July 07, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1234: July 22, 1998, FEMA Id: 1234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 12, 1991 to March 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-899: March 29, 1991, FEMA Id: 899, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-891: January 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Howard

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,868 (86.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,013 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 88 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 43 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 654 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 504 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,404 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (14%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Howard County


  • American (21%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Howard County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 651 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 105 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Howard County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 524 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 343 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 119 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 85 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 77 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,303.

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($28,543 average AGI)
1.52% relocated from other states ($13,177 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.52%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Miami County, IN  0.50% ($39,964 average AGI)
from Cass County, IN  0.41% ($39,058)
from Tipton County, IN  0.32% ($42,880)
from Marion County, IN  0.32% ($35,657)
from Hamilton County, IN  0.27% ($63,576)
from Tippecanoe County, IN  0.19% ($39,538)
from Grant County, IN  0.18% ($34,344)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($28,391 average AGI)
1.66% relocated to other states ($13,888 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.66%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miami County, IN  0.58% ($32,605 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.41% ($38,268)
to Hamilton County, IN  0.34% ($57,155)
to Tipton County, IN  0.31% ($41,806)
to Cass County, IN  0.28% ($31,894)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.23% ($42,104)
to Grant County, IN  0.16% ($36,264)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Howard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Howard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Howard County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Howard County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,982 (12,437 aged, 2,545 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,187 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Howard County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,046)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (963)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (955)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (737)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (542)
  • Unspecified dementia (504)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (372)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (307)
  • Congestive heart failure (297)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (279)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,805
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 373
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,558

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,358
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 943
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 60.9. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.0
  • Other - 44.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82,363
  • In family households: 67,016 (11,179 male householders, 10,479 female householders)
    16,298 spouses, 21,654 children (20,045 natural, 926 adopted, 683 stepchildren), 3,357 grandchildren, 358 brothers or sisters, 937 parents, 1,251 other relatives, 1,503 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,256 (5,878 male householders (5,153 living alone)), 6,707 female householders (6,309 living alone)), 1,671 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,091

Size of family households: 10,660 2-persons, 4,460 3-persons, 3,675 4-persons, 1,581 5-persons, 1,095 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,462 1-person, 800 2-persons, 195 3-persons, 128 4-persons.

10,503 married couples with children.
4,575 single-parent households (408 men, 4,167 women).

96.6% of residents of Howard speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $446,071,000 ($5,272 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,111,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $226,774,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $105,677,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,489,000
Federal grants: $79,390,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,319,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,422,000 ($5,032,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $364,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $49,860,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,370,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,213
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,906
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +314
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,494
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Howard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.17 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Howard County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Howard County, Indiana
  • 1752014 or later
  • 3382010 to 2013
  • 2,1762000 to 2009
  • 3,7941990 to 1999
  • 3,4051980 to 1989
  • 5,2491970 to 1979
  • 8,3501960 to 1969
  • 4,6571950 to 1959
  • 2,1471940 to 1949
  • 9,2301939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Howard County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Howard County, Indiana
  • 01 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 443 rooms
  • 1,9284 rooms
  • 5,8105 rooms
  • 5,6516 rooms
  • 4,4737 rooms
  • 3,3778 rooms
  • 3,1479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard County, Indiana
  • 01 room
  • 5612 rooms
  • 1,5813 rooms
  • 2,2354 rooms
  • 2,6005 rooms
  • 1,8616 rooms
  • 3857 rooms
  • 2788 rooms
  • 2689+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Howard County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Howard County, Indiana
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2231 bedroom
  • 4,8692 bedrooms
  • 15,4993 bedrooms
  • 3,4734 bedrooms
  • 4105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard County, Indiana
  • 31no bedroom
  • 2,5771 bedroom
  • 3,7172 bedrooms
  • 2,5553 bedrooms
  • 8464 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 559no vehicle
  • 6,4521 vehicle
  • 10,4182 vehicles
  • 4,5993 vehicles
  • 1,0884 vehicles
  • 1,3585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,527no vehicle
  • 5,7271 vehicle
  • 1,4362 vehicles
  • 5223 vehicles
  • 2894 vehicles
  • 2685+ vehicles

85.1% of Howard County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Indiana.

Howard County:

85.1%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 62,299
  • Other state: 18,023
  • Northeast: 1,577
  • Midwest: 7,371
  • South: 7,382
  • West: 1,693
Year householders moved into unit in Howard County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Howard County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.9%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 36.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 140
Here:

1.6%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 68
Here:

1.7%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 233
Here:

7.1%
Indiana:

21.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Howard County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,791,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,174,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Regular Highways: $3,533,000
    General - Other: $3,075,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $932,000
    General Public Buildings: $908,000
    Health - Other: $878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $323,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $270,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $202,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $222,000
    Benefit Payments: $111,000
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000
    From Other Governments: $38,000
    Total Other Securities: $32,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $653,000
    Other - General - Other: $332,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $115,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,662,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $94,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,849,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,071,000
    Individual Income: $13,483,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $655,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,164,000

Howard County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,791,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,174,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Regular Highways: $3,533,000
    General - Other: $3,075,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $932,000
    General Public Buildings: $908,000
    Health - Other: $878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $323,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $270,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $202,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $222,000
    Benefit Payments: $111,000
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000
    From Other Governments: $38,000
    Total Other Securities: $32,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $653,000
    Other - General - Other: $332,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $115,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,662,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $94,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,849,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,071,000
    Individual Income: $13,483,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $655,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,164,000

Howard County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,791,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,174,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Regular Highways: $3,533,000
    General - Other: $3,075,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $932,000
    General Public Buildings: $908,000
    Health - Other: $878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $323,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $270,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $202,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $222,000
    Benefit Payments: $111,000
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000
    From Other Governments: $38,000
    Total Other Securities: $32,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $653,000
    Other - General - Other: $332,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $115,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,662,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $94,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,849,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,071,000
    Individual Income: $13,483,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $655,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,164,000

Howard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,791,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,174,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Regular Highways: $3,533,000
    General - Other: $3,075,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,751,000
    Financial Administration: $932,000
    General Public Buildings: $908,000
    Health - Other: $878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $323,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $270,000
    Sewerage: $210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $202,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $222,000
    Benefit Payments: $111,000
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000
    From Other Governments: $38,000
    Total Other Securities: $32,000
    Withdrawals: $0
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $653,000
    Other - General - Other: $332,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $115,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,662,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $94,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,849,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,071,000
    Individual Income: $13,483,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $655,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,164,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,778
  • Number of aged recipients: 62
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,716
  • Number of recipients under 18: 348
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,285
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 145
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 581
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 816
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED389$83,830298$81,4601,389$115,54960$46,7502$1,250,000115$60,25216$32,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$69,62532$91,719136$123,3539$6,5560$06$88,1677$24,571
APPLICATIONS DENIED69$84,04343$59,186613$111,45261$27,5410$017$47,70613$52,769
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN39$86,25632$84,313441$115,05414$54,0000$012$97,3335$87,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$70,0838$62,375112$111,4294$116,0000$08$74,0001$20,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$97,02349$140,4690$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$109,60067$128,2841$102,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$102,81822$163,1360$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$77,3338$126,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$58,5001$61,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Howard, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Howard, IN - Value
Most common first names in Howard County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary72178.7 years
John54373.0 years
William52072.9 years
Robert50570.4 years
James44771.1 years
Charles41872.3 years
George28276.2 years
Helen26479.3 years
Ruth25279.2 years
Richard21267.6 years
Most common last names in Howard County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith35974.6 years
Miller25175.9 years
Johnson19674.1 years
Davis13672.9 years
Brown13474.3 years
Martin13071.5 years
Williams11674.3 years
Jones10071.3 years
Wilson9676.2 years
Taylor8772.5 years
Businesses in Howard County, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T3Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's4McDonald's6
AutoZone2Meijer1
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike7
Burger King3Old Navy1
CVS4Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske2
Curves2Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx9Sprint Nextel3
Finish Line1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks2
Ford2Steak 'n Shake2
GNC2Subway6
GameStop2Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell3
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS16
Jones New York1Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC2Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's3
Kroger2White Castle1
Lane Furniture3YMCA1