Howard County, Iowa Population 2021

Howard County, Iowa's estimated population is 9,130 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Iowa is the 81st largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 9,568 and has seen a growth of -4.58% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,130-14-0.15%
20209,144-14-0.15%
20199,158-14-0.15%
20189,172-57-0.62%
20179,229-28-0.30%
20169,257-56-0.60%
20159,313-40-0.43%
20149,353-86-0.91%
20139,439-109-1.14%
20129,54820.02%
20119,546-22-0.23%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.15% (-14)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
9,568
Growth Since 2010
-4.58% (-438)
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Howard County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,05198.10%
Two or More Races1041.13%
Asian400.43%
Black or African American290.31%
Some Other Race10.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.01%
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Howard County, Iowa Population by Race

Howard County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Howard County, Iowa Median Age

41.5


Total

41.1


Male

42.5


Female

Howard County, Iowa Adults

There are 6,887 adults, (1,866 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Iowa.

Howard County, Iowa Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

4,613

50.00%

Male

4,613

50.00%

Howard County, Iowa Population by Age

Howard County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Female72.4%27.6%
Male78.5%21.5%
All79.7%20.3%
Married88.4%11.6%

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8102.3679.7
Married2,0323.0888.4
Non Family1,3871.1268.3
Female2612.9872.4
Male1303.1278.5

2.99

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3205.10%
9th to 12th Grade2514.00%
High School Graduate2,51139.98%
Some College1,24719.86%
Associates Degree95615.22%
Bachelors Degree72611.56%
Graduate Degree2694.28%
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Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1355,599960
Hispanic515015
Asian404020
2+ Races323
Black2116
Other Race1
Islander11

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 asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Howard County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,979$42,097$31,206
Less Than 9th Grade$37,292$43,512$2,500
High School Graduate$34,128$38,556$25,389
Some College$34,442$41,083$31,006
Bachelors Degree$48,239$51,250$47,632
Graduate Degree$54,479$98,406$49,327

$36,979

Average Earnings

$42,097

Average Male

$31,206

Average Female

Howard County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Iowa Language by Age

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Howard County, Iowa Language

95.88% of Howard County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 4.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Howard County, Iowa Language

Howard County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,6886417.38%
Hispanic1399165.47%
Multiple1046663.46%
Black221254.55%

9.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.10%

Male Poverty Rate

11.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 65.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Iowa is White, with 7.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.04%.

Howard County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.63%
High School10.22%
Some College4.09%
Bachelors or Greater1.02%

Howard County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed7.84%
Male Employed3.73%
Male Unemployed2.13%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Howard County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,060$69,198
Families$68,814$82,187
Married Families$74,902-
Non Families$33,828$43,491
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

60.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Howard County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Iowa Marital Status

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626

Number of Veterans

577

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam227
First Gulf War132
Korea119
Second Gulf War119
World War II14

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74188
75+180
35 to 54128
55 to 64106
18 to 3424

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6239.17%
Hispanic2039.22%
Black314.29%

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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4.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Howard County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Howard County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.06%

Born in Howard County, Iowa

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Howard County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 72.06% having been born in Iowa. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Howard County, Iowa Place of Birth

  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

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