Howard County, Indiana Population 2024

83,438

Howard County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 83,438 with a growth rate of -0.08% 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 82,753 and has seen a growth of 0.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202983,098-68-0.08%
202883,166-68-0.08%
202783,234-68-0.08%
202683,302-68-0.08%
202583,370-68-0.08%
202483,438-68-0.08%
202383,506-68-0.08%
202283,574-68-0.08%
202183,642540.06%
202083,5889281.12%
201982,6603210.39%
201882,339370.04%
201782,302-93-0.11%
201682,395170.02%
201582,378-255-0.31%
201482,633-128-0.15%
201382,761-92-0.11%
201282,853480.06%
201182,805520.06%
201082,753
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%
191033,1774,60216.1%
190028,5752,3899.12%
189026,1866,60233.71%
188019,5843,73723.58%
187015,8473,32326.53%
186012,5245,86788.13%
18506,657-76,441-91.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.08% (-68)
County Website
Howard County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2010 Population
82,753
Area
293 mi²
Density
285 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.83% (685)
Founded
1844

Howard County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White71,45585.62%
Black or African American6,5517.85%
Two or more races3,6324.35%
Asian1,0431.25%
Other race6020.72%
Native American1630.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howard County, Indiana Population by Race

Howard County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Howard County, Indiana Median Age

41.2

Total

39.1

Male

43.1

Female

Howard County, Indiana Adults

There are 64,465 adults, (16,188 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Indiana.

Howard County, Indiana Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female42,83451.33%
Male40,61848.67%

Howard County, Indiana Population by Age

Howard County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All34,9572.3571.728.3
Married15,2333.0288.311.7
Non Family13,0641.261.838.2
Female4,7943.0751.348.7
Male1,8663.1357.242.8
showing: 5 rows

2.95

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Howard County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.42%.

Howard County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,307

Average Earnings

$54,034

Average Male

$34,901

Average Female

Howard County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howard County, Indiana Language

96.43% of Howard County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Howard County, Indiana Language

Howard County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68,6507,13610.39%
Black6,3171,71427.13%
Hispanic3,15078324.86%
Multiple3,52739211.11%
Other600457.5%
Asian1,043373.55%
Islander66100%
showing: 7 rows

12.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.28%

Male Poverty Rate

12.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Indiana

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Indiana is Asian, with 3.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.74%.

Howard County, Indiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.86%
Some College9.99%
High School9.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%
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Howard County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.61%
Male Unemployed24.74%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed5.22%
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Howard County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howard County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Howard County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howard County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,505

Number of Veterans

4,957

Male Veterans

548

Female Veterans

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Howard County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Indiana 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

76.82%

Born in Howard County, Indiana

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

1.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.01% of Howard County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 76.82% having been born in Indiana. 0.79% 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

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