Howard County, Indiana Population 2021

Howard County, Indiana's estimated population is 83,118 with a growth rate of 0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Indiana is the 20th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 82,752 and has seen a growth of 0.44% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202183,1182870.35%
202082,8312870.35%
201982,5442870.35%
201882,257470.06%
201782,210-94-0.11%
201682,304-34-0.04%
201582,338-267-0.32%
201482,605-133-0.16%
201382,738-101-0.12%
201282,839420.05%
201182,797450.05%
201082,7521,9252.38%
199080,827-6,069-6.98%
198086,8963,6984.44%
197083,19813,68919.69%
196069,50915,01127.54%
195054,4986,74614.13%
194047,7521,0562.26%
193046,6962,7316.21%
192043,96510,78832.52%
191033,1774,60216.10%
190028,5752,3899.12%
189026,1866,60233.71%
188019,5843,73723.58%
187015,8473,32326.53%
186012,5245,86788.13%
18506,6570.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.35%
County Website
State
Founded
1844
County Seat
2010 Population
82,752
Growth Since 2010
0.44%
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Howard County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,86687.29%
Black or African American6,3897.76%
Two or More Races1,9222.33%
Asian1,0321.25%
Some Other Race6270.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native4620.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.04%
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Howard County, Indiana Population by Race

Howard County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Howard County, Indiana Median Age

41.7


Total

39.7


Male

43


Female

Howard County, Indiana Adults

There are 63,681 adults, (15,690 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Indiana.

Howard County, Indiana Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

42,464

51.58%

Male

39,867

48.42%

Howard County, Indiana Population by Age

Howard County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All70.2%29.8%
Male66.4%33.6%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female48.8%51.2%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,7012.3470.2
Married16,1952.9787.2
Non Family12,2531.1856.6
Female4,7283.0148.8
Male1,5252.9266.4

2.9

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5532.73%
9th to 12th Grade4,4267.77%
High School Graduate20,45935.90%
Some College13,09222.98%
Associates Degree5,1719.07%
Bachelors Degree8,00614.05%
Graduate Degree4,2767.50%
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Howard County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White50,33945,45711,012
Black3,6862,992388
Hispanic1,2931,004232
2+ Races711637176
Asian706617420
Native American41136547
Other Race33827720
Islander1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.49%.

Howard County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,017$45,335$30,343
Less Than 9th Grade$19,944$21,851$16,923
High School Graduate$30,830$38,472$22,050
Some College$37,920$47,794$30,466
Bachelors Degree$48,170$68,091$38,568
Graduate Degree$59,500$61,071$58,469

$37,017

Average Earnings

$45,335

Average Male

$30,343

Average Female

Howard County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Indiana Language by Age

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Howard County, Indiana Language

96.49% of Howard County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Howard County, Indiana Language

Howard County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,9368,90912.92%
Black6,1541,96231.88%
Hispanic2,74559621.71%
Multiple1,86356730.43%
Other5809215.86%
Native4625812.55%
Asian1,032383.68%
Islander33412.12%

14.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

15.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Indiana is Black, with 31.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Indiana is Asian, with 3.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.66%.

Howard County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.79%
High School12.56%
Some College10.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Howard County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.65%
Male Unemployed40.91%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed4.59%

Howard County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,373$65,998
Families$64,533$78,369
Married Families$81,198$92,575
Non Families$31,817$40,583
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Howard County, Indiana 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, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Indiana Marital Status

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5,874

Number of Veterans

5,461

Male Veterans

413

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,017
First Gulf War1,116
Second Gulf War892
Korea536
World War II256

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,541
65 to 741,539
35 to 541,391
55 to 64956
18 to 34447

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2619.30%
Black4239.43%
2+ Races798.29%
Hispanic573.19%
Asian537.03%
Native American4310.09%
Other Race153.71%

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Howard County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Howard County, Indiana 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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76.48%

Born in Howard County, Indiana

98.20%

Native Born

1.80%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.20% of Howard County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 76.48% having been born in Indiana. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Howard County, Indiana 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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