Howard County Population 2018

Howard County's estimated population is 321,113 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County is the 6th largest county in Maryland.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017321,1134,1471.31%
2016316,9664,5661.46%
2015312,4004,6161.50%
2014307,7843,5741.17%
2013304,2104,6581.55%
2012299,5525,6941.94%
2011293,8585,2531.82%
2010288,605101,27754.06%
1990187,32868,75657.99%
1980118,57256,66191.52%
197061,91125,75971.25%
196036,15213,03356.37%
195023,1195,94434.61%
194017,1751,0066.22%
193016,1693432.17%
192015,826-280-1.74%
191016,106-609-3.64%
190016,7154462.74%
189016,2691290.80%
188016,1401,99014.06%
187014,1508126.09%
186013,3380.00%

Howard County Population Growth

Population Data via

Howard County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White185,58257.79%
Black or African American58,96418.36%
Asian55,25717.21%
Two or More Races11,3653.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3010.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2420.08%

Howard County Population Pyramid

0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Male Population0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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