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Howard County, Iowa

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Howard County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9,187
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9,187
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 9,564
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -3.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 9,566
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.9%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
96.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 599
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 0.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,372
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 80.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $107,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,043
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $401
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $580
Building permits, 2018 4
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 3,883
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 4.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 80.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 14.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,301
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 260,476
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 262,044
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,697
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,530
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 17.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $51,422
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $27,906
Persons in poverty, percent
10.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 262
Total employment, 2016 3,057
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 97,216
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 818
All firms, 2012 1,244
Men-owned firms, 2012 780
Women-owned firms, 2012 149
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,166
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 77
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,066
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 20.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 473.25
FIPS Code 19089
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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