Howard County, Missouri Population 2021

Howard County, Missouri's estimated population is 9,885 with a growth rate of -0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Missouri is the 88th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 10,141 and has seen a growth of -2.52% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,885-58-0.58%
20209,943-58-0.58%
201910,001-58-0.58%
201810,059-7-0.07%
201710,066340.34%
201610,032-102-1.01%
201510,13450.05%
201410,129-110-1.07%
201310,239430.42%
201210,196-23-0.23%
201110,219780.77%
201010,1415105.30%
19909,631-377-3.77%
198010,008-553-5.24%
197010,561-298-2.74%
196010,859-998-8.42%
195011,857-1,169-8.97%
194013,026-464-3.44%
193013,490-507-3.62%
192013,997-1,656-10.58%
191015,653-2,684-14.64%
190018,3379665.56%
189017,371-1,057-5.74%
188018,4281,1956.93%
187017,2331,2878.07%
186015,9461,97714.15%
185013,9698616.57%
184013,1082,25420.77%
183010,854-2,572-19.16%
182013,4260.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.58% (-58)
Founded
January 23, 1816
County Seat
2010 Population
10,141
Growth Since 2010
-2.52% (-256)
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Howard County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,21491.61%
Black or African American5985.95%
Two or More Races870.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.86%
Some Other Race370.37%
Asian360.36%
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Howard County, Missouri Population by Race

Howard County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Howard County, Missouri Median Age

39.1


Total

38.2


Male

40.1


Female

Howard County, Missouri Adults

There are 7,842 adults, (1,857 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Missouri.

Howard County, Missouri Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

4,962

49.33%

Male

5,096

50.67%

Howard County, Missouri Population by Age

Howard County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Female67.7%32.3%
Male72.6%27.4%
All78.2%21.8%
Married89.2%10.8%

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4712.6878.2
Married1,8503.189.2
Non Family1,0881.2864.1
Female3874.1367.7
Male1463.8972.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2473.77%
9th to 12th Grade5468.33%
High School Graduate2,42837.06%
Some College1,25419.14%
Associates Degree4296.55%
Bachelors Degree97214.84%
Graduate Degree67610.32%
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Howard County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0855,3851,607
Black32529016
Native American4026
Hispanic383814
Asian361311
2+ Races287
Other Race1717

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 36.84%.

Howard County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,978$38,544$28,946
Less Than 9th Grade$18,977$22,188$14,107
High School Graduate$30,755$36,667$20,513
Some College$29,955$38,160$27,517
Bachelors Degree$48,821$70,821$43,077
Graduate Degree$43,750$50,357$43,071

$32,978

Average Earnings

$38,544

Average Male

$28,946

Average Female

Howard County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Missouri Language by Age

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Howard County, Missouri Language

98.58% of Howard County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Howard County, Missouri Language

Howard County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4791,12613.28%
Black5468215.02%
Hispanic1535233.99%
Multiple874956.32%
Native832732.53%
Other371129.73%
Asian3625.56%

14.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.23%

Male Poverty Rate

13.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Missouri is Multiple, with 56.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Missouri is Asian, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.75%.

Howard County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.50%
High School12.97%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%

Howard County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.45%
Female Unemployed27.08%
Male Employed6.89%
Female Employed6.85%

Howard County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,700$64,775
Families$65,152$73,721
Married Families$78,117-
Non Families$30,266$41,316
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Howard County, Missouri 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 55-64.

Howard County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Missouri Marital Status

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666

Number of Veterans

656

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam259
First Gulf War84
Korea82
Second Gulf War76
World War II25

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74227
75+185
35 to 54128
55 to 6491
18 to 3435

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6348.81%
Black326.78%

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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4.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Howard County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Howard County, Missouri 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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80.41%

Born in Howard County, Missouri

99.26%

Native Born

0.74%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.26% of Howard County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 80.41% having been born in Missouri. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Howard County, Missouri 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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