Howard County, Arkansas Population 2024

12,319

Howard County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 12,319 with a growth rate of -0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Arkansas is the 56th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 13,798 and has seen a growth of -10.72% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,724-119-1%
202811,843-119-0.99%
202711,962-119-0.99%
202612,081-119-0.98%
202512,200-119-0.97%
202412,319-119-0.96%
202312,438-119-0.95%
202212,557-119-0.94%
202112,676-79-0.62%
202012,755-464-3.51%
201913,219-78-0.59%
201813,297-64-0.48%
201713,361140.1%
201613,347150.11%
201513,332-157-1.16%
201413,489-52-0.38%
201313,541-135-0.99%
201213,676-141-1.02%
201113,817190.14%
201013,798
199013,5691100.82%
198013,4592,04717.94%
197011,4125344.91%
196010,878-2,464-18.47%
195013,342-3,279-19.73%
194016,621-868-4.96%
193017,489-1,076-5.8%
192018,5651,6679.87%
191016,8982,82220.05%
190014,0762872.08%
189013,7893,87239.04%
18809,917-1,807-15.41%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.96% (-119)
County Seat
2010 Population
13,798
Area
589 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.72% (-1,479)
Founded
April 17, 1873

Howard County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,22764.38%
Black or African American2,77021.68%
Other race1,30210.19%
Two or more races3222.52%
Asian1040.81%
Native American270.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.21%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howard County, Arkansas Population by Race

Howard County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Howard County, Arkansas Median Age

39.7

Total

39.8

Male

39.7

Female

Howard County, Arkansas Adults

There are 9,471 adults, (2,310 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Arkansas.

Howard County, Arkansas Age Dependency

78.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female6,68052.27%
Male6,09947.73%

Howard County, Arkansas Population by Age

Howard County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2242.4172.627.4
Married2,3733.1685.814.2
Non Family1,7001.0868.831.2
Female8792.855248
Male2722.7547.852.2
showing: 5 rows

3.02

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Howard County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.03%.

Howard County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,669

Average Earnings

$38,878

Average Male

$29,831

Average Female

Howard County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howard County, Arkansas Language

84.55% of Howard County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 15.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.29% of the population.

Howard County, Arkansas Language

Howard County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,8621,10013.99%
Black2,71070926.16%
Hispanic1,70846026.93%
Other1,30234526.5%
Multiple3143210.19%
showing: 5 rows

18.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.63%

Male Poverty Rate

22.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 26.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Arkansas is Multiple, with 10.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.72%.

Howard County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.18%
High School15.23%
Some College8.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.46%
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Howard County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.8%
Male Unemployed25.71%
Female Employed13.77%
Male Employed7.9%
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Howard County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howard County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Howard County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Howard County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howard County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

545

Number of Veterans

543

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Howard County, Arkansas Veterans by War

count

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Howard County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Howard County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Howard County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Arkansas 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

62.99%

Born in Howard County, Arkansas

90.84%

Native Born

9.16%

Foreign Born

6.69%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.84% of Howard County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 62.99% having been born in Arkansas. 6.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Howard County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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