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Howard County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2015: 37,906 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 33,627 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,440
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,230
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,918
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,663 (it was 3,471 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 903 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Howard County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Construction (15.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Howard County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (40.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 21,522  (56.8%)
Females: 16,384  (43.2%)
Average household size:
Howard County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,703 ($30,805 in 1999)

This county:

$52,703
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $635 (lower quartile is $427, upper quartile is $893)
This county:

$635
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $79,920 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Howard:

$79,920
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,609 - $139,480
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,041
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $369

Institutionalized population: 5,768

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 8
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,591 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $669 (1.0%)

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: 14.2%
Howard County:

14.2%
Texas:

15.6%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.3 years old
(Males: 37.2 years old, Females: 37.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.2 years old, Black residents: 37.0 years old, American Indian residents: 39.2 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.3 years old, Other race residents: 41.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Howard County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Big Spring, Coahoma, Sand Springs, Forsan.

Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard County: Florey Pumping Station (A), A R Windmill (B), Adobe Ranch (C), Aeromotor Windmill (D), Allen Windmill (E), Antelope Windmill (F), Baird Windmill (G), Bar F Ranch (H), Bird Ranch (I), Bruce and Bar Windmill (J), Buffalo Windmill (K), Bull Pasture Windmill (L), Bull Skeen Windmill (M), Bullwell Windmill (N), Burma Windmill (O), C Ranch (P), Charley Nichols Windmill (Q), Circle Bar Ranch (R), Clabber Hill Ranch (S), Conger Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Howard County include: Church of God (A), Maranatha Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Shafter Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Baird Lake (A), Whalen Lake (B), Hackberry Lake (C), Shafter Lake (D), North Hackberry Tank (E), Little Hackberry Tank (F), Jumbo Tank (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Howard County: Old Florey Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama , Jones County , Midland County , Mitchell County , Sterling County , Winkler County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,702
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,640 (21.3% naturalized citizens)

Howard County:

9.6%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 707
  • 2000 to 2009: 889
  • 1990 to 1999: 916
  • 1980 to 1989: 599
  • 1970 to 1979: 419
  • Before 1970: 326
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,622
  • One, attached: 204
  • Two: 311
  • 3 or 4: 256
  • 5 to 9: 211
  • 10 to 19: 369
  • 20 to 49: 215
  • 50 or more: 438
  • Mobile homes: 1,010
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Howard County with a mortgage: 2,869 (51 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,969

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Howard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,58953
Catholic4,5002
Mainline Protestant2,0417
Other4072
Black Protestant3642
None15,111-
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:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Howard County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Howard County:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Howard County:

Average size of farms: 1112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,416
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $127.18
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,347
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,252
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.99
All wheat for grain: 1233 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 71966 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 124 acres

Tornado activity:

Howard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 7462383.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/12/1982, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 17 people

Earthquake activity:

Howard County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Howard County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from Howard County center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Boyken Road Fire, Incident Period: June 20, 2011 to June 28, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2011, FEMA Id: 2930, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Matt Loop Fire, Incident Period: May 09, 2011 to May 14, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 2908, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Kentwood Fire, Incident Period: March 31, 2008 to April 04, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 31, 2008, FEMA Id: 2758, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Silver Heels Fire, Incident Period: March 27, 2008 to March 31, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 2757, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (66%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Nicaragua (3%)
  • Kenya (2%)
  • Honduras (2%)

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

  • American (11%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Howard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,084 (79.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,317 (15.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 102 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 229 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 291 (1.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,620 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 1,294 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 208 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 136 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 2,940 people in federal detention centers
  • 2,288 people in federal prisons
  • 280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 264 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,385.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.79% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,720 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($10,252 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.89%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Midland County, TX  0.63% ($46,762 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.28% ($36,321)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.28% ($34,893)
from Ector County, TX  0.27% ($40,407)
from Taylor County, TX  0.23% ($27,087)
from Dawson County, TX  0.18% ($27,667)
from Martin County, TX  0.17% ($30,471)


7.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.50% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,515 average AGI)
1.58% relocated to other states ($6,847 average AGI)
Howard County:

1.58%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Midland County, TX  0.74% ($44,176 average AGI)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.37% ($33,622)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.32% ($48,031)
to Ector County, TX  0.30% ($33,533)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.25% ($42,680)
to Taylor County, TX  0.23% ($25,913)
to Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($30,955)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Howard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Howard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Howard County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.3%
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: 5,081 (4,194 aged, 887 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,223 (16%)

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, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (652)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (482)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (390)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (295)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (272)
  • Congestive heart failure (217)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (169)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (151)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (110)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,248
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 946
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 85,462

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,322
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,175
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,906
  • In family households: 27,213 (4,089 male householders, 3,717 female householders)
    5,455 spouses, 10,027 children (9,120 natural, 324 adopted, 587 stepchildren), 1,431 grandchildren, 505 brothers or sisters, 666 parents, 632 other relatives, 719 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,929 (1,798 male householders (1,485 living alone)), 2,073 female householders (1,802 living alone)), 1,053 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,650

Size of family households: 3,413 2-persons, 1,830 3-persons, 1,339 4-persons, 853 5-persons, 197 6-persons, 175 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,289 1-person, 486 2-persons, 81 3-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

4,616 married couples with children.
2,419 single-parent households (526 men, 1,893 women).

70.9% of residents of Howard speak English at home.
27.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $301,078,000 ($9,157 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $49,915,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,571,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $59,621,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,547,000
Federal grants: $44,707,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,806,000 ($45,281,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $46,826,000 ($214,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $114,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,537,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,997,000

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

Births: 2,285
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,906
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +295
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,726
Here -53 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Howard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.30 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 155
  • 2010 to 2013: 381
  • 2000 to 2009: 545
  • 1990 to 1999: 726
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,178
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,644
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,067
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,629
  • 1940 to 1949: 890
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,167
Note: State values scaled to Howard population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 134
  • 4 rooms: 877
  • 5 rooms: 1,860
  • 6 rooms: 2,341
  • 7 rooms: 1,119
  • 8 rooms: 759
  • 9+ rooms: 543
  • 1 room: 185
  • 2 rooms: 108
  • 3 rooms: 520
  • 4 rooms: 1,114
  • 5 rooms: 891
  • 6 rooms: 643
  • 7 rooms: 271
  • 8 rooms: 111
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,801
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,562
  • 4 bedrooms: 999
  • 5+ bedrooms: 114
  • no bedroom: 183
  • 1 bedroom: 552
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,722
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,178
  • 4 bedrooms: 284
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Howard County population
  • no vehicle: 202
  • 1 vehicle: 2,089
  • 2 vehicles: 3,394
  • 3 vehicles: 1,381
  • 4 vehicles: 370
  • 5+ vehicles: 252
  • no vehicle: 498
  • 1 vehicle: 1,884
  • 2 vehicles: 1,092
  • 3 vehicles: 408
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

82% of Howard County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 183% lived in Texas.

Howard County:

81.6%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 26,132
  • Other state: 7,739
  • Northeast: 719
  • Midwest: 1,772
  • South: 2,627
  • West: 2,654

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Howard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.3%)
  • Electricity (40.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Electricity (49.5%)
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 102
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 279
Here:

15.3%
Texas:

15.1%

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 - General Public Buildings: $971,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,519,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,205,000
    Financial Administration: $1,049,000
    Police Protection: $978,000
    Central Staff Services: $661,000
    Corrections - Other: $638,000
    General - Other: $618,000
    Libraries: $406,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Welfare - Other: $269,000
    Health Services - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $105,000
    Fire Protection: $96,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000
    Corrections: $108,000
    Welfare: $36,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulations: $23,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $95,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Central Staff: $22,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,491,000

Howard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,118,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $495,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $827,000
    Interest Earnings: $252,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $91,000
    All Other: $90,000
    Highways: $40,000
    Health & Hospitals: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,786,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $743,000
    NEC: $53,000

Howard County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,475,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,410,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $65,000

Howard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,681,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 878
  • Number of aged recipients: 134
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 744
  • Number of recipients under 18: 97
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 547
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 234
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 369
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 345
Howard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Howard County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24872.0 years
William22273.0 years
John19673.7 years
Mary19278.2 years
Robert13968.4 years
George10573.5 years
Willie8376.5 years
Joe8268.1 years
Charles7870.0 years
Ruby7080.1 years
Most common last names in Howard County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13875.8 years
Jones7874.4 years
Williams7373.8 years
Johnson7174.2 years
Brown7175.3 years
White6570.6 years
Anderson6277.3 years
Miller6077.4 years
Walker5874.9 years
Moore5575.3 years
Businesses in Howard County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Motel 61
ColorTyme1Nike2
Days Inn1Payless1
Dennys1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1