Howard, South Dakota Population 2024

816

Howard is a city located in Miner County South Dakota. Howard has a 2024 population of 816. It is also the county seat of Miner County.Howard is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -4.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 854 in 2020.

The average household income in Howard is $63,894 with a poverty rate of 18.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Howard is 49.9 years, 49.7 years for males, and 51.3 years for females.

Howard Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Howard was:

  • White: 94.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
849.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.45% (-38)
The current population of Howard, South Dakota is 816 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 854.

Howard, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White87794.3%
Two or more races202.15%
Other race121.29%
Asian90.97%
Black or African American80.86%
Native American40.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howard Population by Race

Howard Population Pyramid 2024

Howard Median Age

49.9

Total

49.7

Male

51.3

Female

Howard Adults

There are 759 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Howard.

Howard Age Dependency

94.6

Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard Sex Ratio

Female43346.56%
Male49753.44%

Howard Population by Age

Howard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3732.3671.328.7
Non Family1881.1850.549.5
Married1383.5494.95.1
Male29475.924.1
Female182.941000
showing: 5 rows

3.38

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Howard Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Howard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.36%.

Howard Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,500

Average Earnings

$47,167

Average Male

$30,625

Average Female

Howard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howard Language

97.24% of Howard residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Howard Language

Howard Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White78914117.87%
Other1212100%
Hispanic621219.35%
Black88100%
Multiple20420%
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18.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.52%

Male Poverty Rate

14.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard is White, with 17.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.96%.

Howard Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.24%
Less Than 9th Grade17.31%
Some College8.57%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Howard Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed11.01%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed6.47%
Female Unemployed
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Howard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howard Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Howard Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Howard Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howard Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

46

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Howard Veterans by War

count

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Howard Veterans by Age

count

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Howard Veterans by Race

Howard Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Howard Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howard Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howard Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.04%

Born in Howard

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Howard residents were born in the United States, with 72.04% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Howard Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029746-14-1.84%
2028760-14-1.81%
2027774-14-1.78%
2026788-14-1.75%
2025802-14-1.72%
2024816-14-1.69%
2023830-14-1.66%
2022844-14-1.63%
202185840.47%
20208549512.52%
201975920.26%
201875710.13%
2017756-16-2.07%
201677210.13%
2015771-27-3.38%
2014798-11-1.36%
2013809
2012809-20-2.41%
2011829-19-2.24%
2010848
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Howard Population by Year