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Howard County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 10,203 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 10,212 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,820
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,206
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,884
Renter-occupied apartments: 955 (it was 952 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 466 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Howard County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (37.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Howard County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 5,110  (50.1%)
Females: 5,093  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Howard County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,748 ($31,614 in 1999)

This county:

$47,748
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $433 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $577)
This county:

$433
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,373 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Howard:

$115,373
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,327 - $190,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $989
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $382

Institutionalized population: 102

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 33
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $195,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $80,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,060 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $930 (0.9%)

Howard County household income distribution in 2009 Howard County home values distribution Howard County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.6%
Howard County:

16.6%
Missouri:

14.0%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Black residents, 65.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.0 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 39.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.4 years old, Black residents: 44.3 years old, American Indian residents: 47.7 years old, Asian residents: 30.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13.7 years old, Other race residents: 8.0 years old)

Area name: Columbia, MO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Howard County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fayette, Glasgow, New Franklin, Armstrong, Franklin.

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

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Neighboring counties: Allegany County, Maryland , Atchison County, Kansas , Athens County, Ohio , Boone County , Harford County, Maryland , Campbell County, Kentucky , Lafayette County , Saline County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 974
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 88 (55.4% naturalized citizens)

Howard County:

0.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2009: 19
  • 1990 to 1999: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • Before 1970: 16
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,397
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 113
  • 3 or 4: 149
  • 5 to 9: 46
  • 10 to 19: 71
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 723

Housing units in Howard County with a mortgage: 1,473 (19 second mortgage, 83 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,353

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Howard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,22415
Mainline Protestant1,82412
Catholic7902
Black Protestant1201
Other1201
None5,066-
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: 4
Howard County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Howard County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Howard County:

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

29.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Howard County:

Average size of farms: 335 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,325
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $181.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.59%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,772
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,739
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.98%
Corn for grain: 33508 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8039 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43383 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 336 acres

Earthquake activity:

Howard County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 263.6 miles away from Howard County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from the 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 259.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 275.5 miles away from Howard 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 277.7 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 29, 2013 to June 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4130: July 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4130, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4012: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4012, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1934: August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: 1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (15%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Thailand (9%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • England (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (8%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Howard County (%):

  • German (34%)
  • American (14%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Howard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,997 (69.3%)
  • Carpooled: 367 (12.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 53 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 133 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 309 (10.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 553 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 555 people in college/university student housing
  • 78 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,684.

6.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($25,719 average AGI)
1.17% relocated from other states ($6,211 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.17%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Boone County, MO  1.76% ($35,698 average AGI)
from Cooper County, MO  1.34% ($28,333)
from Randolph County, MO  0.31% ($24,455)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.66% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($24,263 average AGI)
0.92% relocated to other states ($2,881 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.92%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Boone County, MO  1.76% ($34,079 average AGI)
to Cooper County, MO  1.42% ($22,039)
to Randolph County, MO  0.36% ($17,462)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Howard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Howard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Howard County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Howard County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Howard County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,806 (1,509 aged, 297 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 227 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (113)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (113)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (100)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (92)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (70)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (65)
  • Unspecified dementia (53)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (50)
  • Congestive heart failure (43)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (42)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,326
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 914
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,203
  • In family households: 7,859 (1,335 male householders, 1,129 female householders)
    1,995 spouses, 2,677 children (2,492 natural, 69 adopted, 116 stepchildren), 248 grandchildren, 66 brothers or sisters, 59 parents, 116 other relatives, 221 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,583 (689 male householders (609 living alone)), 600 female householders (510 living alone)), 291 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 759

Size of family households: 1,352 2-persons, 331 3-persons, 442 4-persons, 254 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,120 1-person, 127 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 21 4-persons.

1,346 married couples with children.
637 single-parent households (112 men, 525 women).

98.7% of residents of Howard speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,241,000 ($6,463 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,047,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,059,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,317,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,743,000
Federal grants: $16,331,000
Federal procurement contracts: $531,000 ($34,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,259,000 ($126,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,792,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,675,000

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

Births: 600
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 561
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +27
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -302
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Howard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.89 millions of gallons per day (29% from ground, 71% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 99
  • 2010 to 2013: 71
  • 2000 to 2009: 567
  • 1990 to 1999: 580
  • 1980 to 1989: 538
  • 1970 to 1979: 622
  • 1960 to 1969: 494
  • 1950 to 1959: 297
  • 1940 to 1949: 276
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,071
Note: State values scaled to Howard population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 93
  • 4 rooms: 225
  • 5 rooms: 534
  • 6 rooms: 471
  • 7 rooms: 504
  • 8 rooms: 390
  • 9+ rooms: 587
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 115
  • 4 rooms: 206
  • 5 rooms: 179
  • 6 rooms: 199
  • 7 rooms: 89
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 80
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 535
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,308
  • 4 bedrooms: 646
  • 5+ bedrooms: 206
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 163
  • 2 bedrooms: 299
  • 3 bedrooms: 301
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no vehicle: 61
  • 1 vehicle: 594
  • 2 vehicles: 1,222
  • 3 vehicles: 605
  • 4 vehicles: 238
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 117
  • 1 vehicle: 461
  • 2 vehicles: 224
  • 3 vehicles: 89
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

91% of Howard County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Missouri.

Howard County:

91.4%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 8,174
  • Other state: 1,903
  • Northeast: 148
  • Midwest: 891
  • South: 517
  • West: 347

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Howard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.1%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Wood (10.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (44.6%)
  • Electricity (43.8%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 135
Here:

13.6%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 660
Here:

73.8%
Missouri:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 234
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 208
  • Number of recipients under 18: 24
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 144
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 66
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 127
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 91
Howard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Howard County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Howard County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14681.1 years
William11775.7 years
John10776.9 years
James7976.3 years
Robert6773.6 years
Charles6575.8 years
George5575.9 years
Anna4185.4 years
Helen3882.3 years
Henry3780.5 years
Most common last names in Howard County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams3478.9 years
Wells3377.1 years
Jackson3278.8 years
Miller3281.3 years
Brown3081.7 years
Smith2973.8 years
Davis2975.7 years
Dougherty2780.0 years
Monnig2675.1 years
Jones2374.1 years
Businesses in Howard County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
H&R Block1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul1