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Howard township, IN map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,375 (all rural)
Males: 740  (53.8%)
Females: 635  (46.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,375 (1,201 owner occupied, 174 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Howard township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 32.3
Median age of females: 33.9

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Average household size: 2.99

Howard township:

3.0 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.45

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,141 ($45,884 in 1999)
This township:

$50,141
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $759)
Here:

$616
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,389 (it was $107,600 in 2000)
Howard township:

$137,389
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,378 - $262,055

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $208,630
Here:

$208,630
State:

$155,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $40,360
Here:

$40,360
State:

$111,630

Mobile homes: $83,294
Here:

$83,294
State:

$33,761
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.5%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard township: Henry Poultry Farms (A), Blue River Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Howard township include: Kansas Church (A), Mount Carmel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Becks Cemetery (1), Kansas Church Cemetery (2), Voyles Cemetery (3), Smith-Miller Pioneer Cemetery (4), Hall Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 101 (64% naturalized citizens)

Howard township:  7.3%
State:  3.1%

56% of Howard township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 4081
  • Northeast: 123
  • Midwest: 337
  • South: 347
  • West: 128

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $157,500

Howard township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,163
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • Mobile homes: 283
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $52,900


Housing units in Howard township with a mortgage: 997 (77 second mortgage, 153 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 323

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 86
  • 1995 to 1998: 394
  • 1990 to 1994: 314
  • 1980 to 1989: 438
  • 1970 to 1979: 573
  • 1960 to 1969: 267
  • 1950 to 1959: 230
  • 1940 to 1949: 93
  • 1939 or earlier: 109

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Howard township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 172
  • 5 rooms: 480
  • 6 rooms: 449
  • 7 rooms: 249
  • 8 rooms: 109
  • 9 or more rooms: 124

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 110
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Howard township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 48
  • 2 bedrooms: 390
  • 3 bedrooms: 989
  • 4 bedrooms: 179
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 47

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 113
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Howard township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 435
  • 2 vehicles: 865
  • 3 vehicles: 236
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

Cars and other vehicles available in Howard township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 127
  • 2 vehicles: 113
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Howard township:

  • German (28.9%)
  • English (12.0%)
  • Irish (11.5%)
  • Polish (10.2%)
  • United States or American (8.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.6%)
  • Scottish (3.0%)

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

  • Germany (27%)
  • Canada (25%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Russia (10%)
  • Other South America (8%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • Netherlands (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,156 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 351 (13%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 42 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 107 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

96.8% of residents of Howard township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,159
  • In family households: 4,565 (1,157 male householders, 272 female householders)
    1,242 spouses, 1,708 children (1,609 natural, 32 adopted, 67 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 48 other relatives, 58 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 594 (193 male householders (147 living alone)), 296 female householders (252 living alone)), 105 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 661 2-persons, 263 3-persons, 273 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 399 1-person, 82 2-persons, 8 3-persons,

341 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (29 men, 33 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 93
Here:

12.4%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

4.8%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

10.2%
Indiana:

23.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Howard township:

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