Howard County, Iowa Population 2018

Howard County, Iowa's estimated population is 9,228 with a growth rate of -2.14% 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
20179,228-202-2.14%
20169,4301581.70%
20169,272-43-0.46%
20159,315-37-0.40%
20149,352-84-0.89%
20139,436-110-1.15%
20129,54630.03%
20119,543-27-0.28%
20109,570-239-2.44%
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
White9,271
Two or More Races91
Black or African American31
Asian24
Some Other Race13

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Howard County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Howard County, Iowa Median Age

42.1


Total

40.7


Male

42.8


Female

Howard County, Iowa Adults

There are 7,073 adults, (1,895 of which are seniors) in Howard County, Iowa.

Howard County, Iowa Age Dependency

82.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,741

50.28%

Male

4,689

49.72%

Howard County, Iowa Households and Families

Howard County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Howard County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All79.9%20.1%
Male78.6%21.4%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Female64.5%35.5%

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8152.4179.9
Married2,0393.0487.7
Non Family1,4311.1671.2
Female2284.2964.5
Male1173.178.6

3.07

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Howard County, Iowa Households

Howard County, Iowa Education

Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4076.34%
9th to 12th Grade3044.74%
High School Graduate2,78943.48%
Some College1,33620.83%
Associates Degree73111.40%
Bachelors Degree5859.12%
Graduate Degree2634.10%

Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,2835,593848
Hispanic7156
Black2623
Multiple Races2222
Asian1310
Other Race21

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 13.50%.

Howard County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,150$37,641$27,097
Less Than High School$26,779$37,500$21,058
High School Grad$31,366$36,550$20,656
Some College$33,263$41,115$27,969
Bachelors Degree$45,270$41,705$45,625
Graduate Degree$46,875$32,019$51,250

$34,150

Average Earnings

$37,641

Average Male

$27,097

Average Female

Howard County, Iowa Language

Howard County, Iowa Language by Age

Howard County, Iowa Language

94.87% of Howard County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 5.13% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 4.30% of the population.

Howard County, Iowa Poverty

Howard County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,89195410.73%
Hispanic1295844.96%
Multiple913336.26%
Black261869.23%

11.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.28%

Male Poverty Rate

13.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is Black, with 69.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is White, with 10.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.05%.

Howard County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.21%
High School11.01%
Some College9.04%
Bachelors or Greater1.20%

Howard County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.16%
Male Unemployed21.35%
Female Employed8.16%
Male Employed4.84%

Howard County, Iowa Income

Howard County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,199$61,413
Families$61,903$74,883
Married Families$65,509$
Non Families$30,603$36,552

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Howard County, Iowa Veterans

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by War

579

Number of Veterans

572

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam223
Korea89
First Gulf War50
Second Gulf War44
World War II33

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+192
65 to 74153
35 to 54118
55 to 6499
18 to 3417

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5748.22%
Hispanic1722.97%
Black519.23%

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Iowa Employment Status

Howard County, Iowa Employment by Age

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Iowa Employment by Race

Howard County, Iowa Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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