Howard County, Iowa Population 2019

Howard County, Iowa's estimated population is 9,219 with a growth rate of -0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Iowa is the 80th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20189,187-32-0.35%
20179,219-34-0.37%
20169,253-59-0.63%
20159,312-39-0.42%
20149,351-88-0.93%
20139,439-109-1.14%
20129,54830.03%
20119,545-23-0.24%
20109,568-241-2.46%
19909,809-1,305-11.74%
198011,114-328-2.87%
197011,442-1,292-10.15%
196012,734-371-2.83%
195013,105-426-3.15%
194013,5314493.43%
193013,082-623-4.55%
192013,7057856.08%
191012,920-1,592-10.97%
190014,5123,33029.78%
189011,1823453.18%
188010,8374,55572.51%
18706,2823,11498.30%
18603,1680.00%

Howard County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White9,152
Two or More Races70
Black or African American66
Asian22
Some Other Race11

Howard County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Howard County, Iowa Median Age

41.8


Total

40.7


Male

42.6


Female

Howard County, Iowa Adults

There are 7,004 adults, (1,871 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Iowa.

Howard County, Iowa Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,644

49.82%

Male

4,677

50.18%

Howard County, Iowa Households and Families

Howard County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Howard County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All80%20%
Male79.4%20.6%
Non Family70.9%29.1%
Female69.3%30.7%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8832.3480
Married2,045387.8
Non Family1,4141.1270.9
Female2833.2869.3
Male1412.9779.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Howard County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3715.83%
9th to 12th Grade2924.59%
High School Graduate2,69042.28%
Some College1,23819.46%
Associates Degree84213.23%
Bachelors Degree6279.85%
Graduate Degree3034.76%

Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,1985,559921
Hispanic96769
Black3228
Multiple Races2323
Asian1414
Other Race21

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,274$39,057$28,729
Less Than High School$27,292$37,596$
High School Grad$31,855$37,463$21,450
Some College$34,235$40,991$28,631
Bachelors Degree$45,671$41,827$46,133
Graduate Degree$64,861$63,611$65,563

$35,274

Average Earnings

$39,057

Average Male

$28,729

Average Female

Howard County, Iowa Language

Howard County, Iowa Language by Age

Howard County, Iowa Language

95.84% of Howard County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 4.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Howard County, Iowa Poverty

Howard County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,77393710.68%
Hispanic1316448.85%
Multiple702637.14%
Black622438.71%

11.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.42%

Male Poverty Rate

14.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 48.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is White, with 10.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.12%
High School11.08%
Some College7.77%
Bachelors or Greater1.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.81%
Male Unemployed22.02%
Female Employed10.63%
Male Employed5.59%

Howard County, Iowa Income

Howard County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,422$65,715
Families$62,359$76,843
Married Families$66,365-
Non Families$32,239$41,988

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Howard County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Howard County, Iowa Veterans

599

Number of Veterans

570

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam241
Korea113
First Gulf War57
Second Gulf War52
World War II28

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5958.61%
Hispanic3030.61%
Black412.50%

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Education

4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Iowa Employment Status

67%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Howard County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cresco38683808-60-1.55%
Riceville 785806212.68%
Elma546535-11-2.01%
Lime Springs505485-20-3.96%
Protivin 283278-5-1.77%
Chester127124-3-2.36%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990