Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Howard County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2016: 6,452 (all rural); it was 6,567 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,145
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 868
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,965
Renter-occupied apartments: 612 (it was 581 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Howard County: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your Howard County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.8%), Construction (14.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Howard County races chart

Races in Howard County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years
Males: 3,280  (50.8%)
Females: 3,172  (49.2%)
Howard County, NE forum
Discuss Howard County, Nebraska on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users

Howard County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Howard County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,690 ($33,305 in 1999)

This county:

$54,690
Nebraska:

$56,927

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $419 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $517)
This county:

$419
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $124,154 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Howard:

$124,154
Nebraska:

$148,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,369 - $208,721
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,266
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $475

Institutionalized population: 35

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 6
Howard County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $155,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,976 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,816 (1.7%)

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: 8.7%
Howard County:

8.7%
Nebraska:

11.4%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Black residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.4 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 34.1 years old, American Indian residents: 7.1 years old, Asian residents: 39.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39.8 years old, Other race residents: 37.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Howard County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: St. Paul, Dannebrog, St. Libory, Elba, Howard City, Farwell, Cotesfield, Cushing.

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

Click to draw/clear Howard County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard County: Mercer (A), Sunset Speedway (B), The Champions Club (C), Shadow Ridge Country Club (D), Pacific Springs Golf Course (E), Eagle Run Golf Course (F), Glenn Cunningham Lake Campground (G), Fawn Meadows Campground (H), Riverside Campground (I), Goldenrod Campground (J), Oak Grove Campground (K), Cottonwood Campground (L), The Pines Country Club (M), Indian Creek Golf Course (N), Bryant Dairy Farm (O), Douglas County Landfill (P), Circle R Camp (Q), Twin Brooks Camp (R), Two Rivers Farm (S), Skyline Woods Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Howard County include: Community Covenant Church (A), Saint Thomas Lutheran Church (B), Zion Church (C), United Brethren Church (D), Two Rivers Church (E), Our Saviours Baptist Church (F), Candlewood Community Church (G), Elkhorn Community Church (H), Elkhorn Hills Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elk City Cemetery (1), Elkhorn Cemetery (2), Valley Cemetery (3), Mount Auburn Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Timber Lodge Lake (A), Lake Taormina (B), Trout Lake (C), Riverside Lakes (D), Lake Clagus (E), Papillion Creek Reservoir D-45 (F), Lonergan Lake (G), Newport Landing Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ponca Creek (A), Rawhide Creek (B), Boxelder Creek (C), North Branch West Papillion Creek (D), Big Slough (E), Bennington Creek (F), Oak View Creek (G), Old Lincoln Highway Creek (H), Ridgewood Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Howard County include: Huntington Park (1), Caboose Park (2), Fort Atkinson Historical Marker (3), Oto Indians Historical Marker (4), Walnut Grove Park (5), Englewood Park (6), Bay Meadows Park (7), Boettger Farm Historical Marker (8), Shipley Cemetery Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Butler County , Passaic County, New Jersey , Ottawa County, Ohio , Marion County, Iowa , Platte County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 161
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 76 (31.7% naturalized citizens)

Howard County:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 23
  • 2000 to 2009: 8
  • 1990 to 1999: 34
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 15
  • Before 1970: 12
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,559
  • One, attached: 29
  • Two: 17
  • 3 or 4: 72
  • 5 to 9: 32
  • 10 to 19: 38
  • 20 to 49: 43
  • 50 or more: 49
  • Mobile homes: 204

Housing units in Howard County with a mortgage: 1,097 (18 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 927

Here:

0.1% with mortgage
State:

60.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Howard County

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

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Howard County:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.9%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Howard County:

Average size of farms: 489 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $164,627
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $154,062
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,837
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.86%
Corn for grain: 80121 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 988 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23990 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Howard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2850987.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 161 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/6/1975, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard County-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 655.7 miles away from Howard County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 212.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.3 miles away from Howard County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Winter Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 02, 2013 to October 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4156: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2007 to June 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1714: July 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2005 to May 12, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1590: June 23, 2005, FEMA Id: 1590, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1517: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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 (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Spain (4%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Denmark (3%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (3%)

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

  • German (39%)
  • Polish (11%)
  • American (9%)
  • Czech (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Danish (5%)
  • English (3%)

Howard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,286 (64.8%)
  • Carpooled: 169 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 24 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 68 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 394 (19.8%)

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

42 people in nursing homes
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,599.

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

Here:

6.97%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.70% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($26,641 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($7,324 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.27%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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


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

Here:

7.65%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.31% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($27,223 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($5,851 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.34%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Howard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Howard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Howard County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
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: 1,248 (1,122 aged, 126 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 200 (13%)

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, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Congestive heart failure (82)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (64)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (49)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (49)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (48)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (42)
  • Unspecified dementia (25)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (23)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (21)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,108
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,887

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,446
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 880

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,452
  • In family households: 5,335 (945 male householders, 753 female householders)
    1,477 spouses, 1,925 children (1,854 natural, 25 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 78 parents, 10 other relatives, 58 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,102 (459 male householders (374 living alone)), 458 female householders (419 living alone)), 184 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14

Size of family households: 909 2-persons, 284 3-persons, 274 4-persons, 102 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 794 1-person, 112 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 5 6-persons.

1,283 married couples with children.
205 single-parent households (44 men, 161 women).

97.4% of residents of Howard speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 40% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,662,000 ($6,198 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $474,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,077,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,512,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,320,000
Federal grants: $7,517,000
Federal procurement contracts: $414,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,822,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $429,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,396,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,848,000

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

Births: 412
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 313
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +52
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Howard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 118
  • 2000 to 2009: 231
  • 1990 to 1999: 403
  • 1980 to 1989: 236
  • 1970 to 1979: 526
  • 1960 to 1969: 261
  • 1950 to 1959: 223
  • 1940 to 1949: 131
  • 1939 or earlier: 902
Note: State values scaled to Howard population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 135
  • 5 rooms: 371
  • 6 rooms: 406
  • 7 rooms: 371
  • 8 rooms: 246
  • 9+ rooms: 392
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 120
  • 4 rooms: 102
  • 5 rooms: 113
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 421
  • 3 bedrooms: 782
  • 4 bedrooms: 518
  • 5+ bedrooms: 197
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 152
  • 2 bedrooms: 218
  • 3 bedrooms: 120
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no vehicle: 40
  • 1 vehicle: 245
  • 2 vehicles: 751
  • 3 vehicles: 657
  • 4 vehicles: 148
  • 5+ vehicles: 187
  • no vehicle: 52
  • 1 vehicle: 329
  • 2 vehicles: 96
  • 3 vehicles: 75
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

93% of Howard County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Nebraska.

Howard County:

92.7%
State average:

83.5%

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

  • This state: 5,379
  • Other state: 948
  • Northeast: 55
  • Midwest: 515
  • South: 98
  • West: 281

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Howard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.5%)
  • Utility gas (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.6%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Electricity (51.3%)
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

5.3%
Nebraska:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

6.8%
Nebraska:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

20.2%
Nebraska:

21.9%

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)

Howard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $139,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $4,033,000
    Regular Highways: $957,000
    General - Other: $282,000
    Police Protection: $224,000
    Financial Administration: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $184,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    Corrections - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Health Services - Other: $19,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Hospitals: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $281,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Police Protection: $37,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $15,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial: $3,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,164,000

Howard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,276,000
    All Other: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $169,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $50,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $845,000
    General Support: $146,000
    All Other: $79,000
    Health & Hospitals: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,289,000
    NEC: $81,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $41,000
    Total General Sales: $4,000

Howard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,846,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 63
  • Number of aged recipients: 6
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 57
  • Number of recipients under 18: 6
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 45
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 28
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 26
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, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna4484.5 years
John3581.6 years
William3377.5 years
Mary2884.6 years
Edward2882.5 years
Robert2770.1 years
George2678.4 years
Charles2680.2 years
James2277.1 years
Frank2079.9 years
Most common last names in Howard County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Christensen4079.4 years
Hansen2676.5 years
Petersen2577.1 years
Jensen2282.9 years
Jacobsen2179.7 years
Nielsen2081.7 years
Pedersen1879.5 years
Nelson1681.9 years
Jares1677.5 years
Rasmussen1582.8 years
Businesses in Howard County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Super 81