Howard County, Missouri Population 2024

10,248

Howard County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 10,248 with a growth rate of 0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Missouri is the 85th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 10,141 and has seen a growth of 1.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,448400.38%
202810,408400.39%
202710,368400.39%
202610,328400.39%
202510,288400.39%
202410,248400.39%
202310,208400.39%
202210,168400.39%
202110,128-23-0.23%
202010,1511691.69%
20199,982-45-0.45%
201810,027-40-0.4%
201710,067340.34%
201610,033-103-1.02%
201510,13650.05%
201410,131-109-1.06%
201310,240420.41%
201210,198-21-0.21%
201110,219780.77%
201010,141
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%
182013,4262,97828.5%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.39% (40)
County Seat
2020 Population
10,151
Area
464 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.96% (97)
Founded
January 23, 1816

Howard County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,91187.86%
Black or African American5995.91%
Two or more races3883.83%
Native American1471.45%
Other race580.57%
Asian300.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howard County, Missouri Population by Race

Howard County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Howard County, Missouri Median Age

38.3

Total

37.6

Male

38.8

Female

Howard County, Missouri Adults

There are 7,917 adults, (1,961 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Missouri.

Howard County, Missouri Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female4,97449.04%
Male5,16850.96%

Howard County, Missouri Population by Age

Howard County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3502.7981.718.3
Married1,9103.2491.58.5
Non Family9921.266.833.2
Female3734.0868.431.6
Male755.9594.75.3
showing: 5 rows

3.34

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Howard County, Missouri 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 2+ races people with a rate of 75.38%.

Howard County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,904

Average Earnings

$46,983

Average Male

$35,447

Average Female

Howard County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howard County, Missouri Language

98.42% of Howard County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

Howard County, Missouri Language

Howard County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,16197311.92%
Multiple3819825.72%
Black5527914.31%
Hispanic1973015.23%
Other582848.28%
Native1372115.33%
showing: 6 rows

12.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.16%

Male Poverty Rate

14.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Missouri is Other, with 48.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Missouri is White, with 11.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

Howard County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.35%
Some College12.16%
High School11.32%
Bachelors or Greater1.68%
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Howard County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed15.84%
Female Unemployed11.76%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed4.13%
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Howard County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howard County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Howard County, Missouri 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 55-64.

Howard County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howard County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

561

Number of Veterans

544

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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Howard County, Missouri Veterans by War

count

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Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Missouri 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

78.49%

Born in Howard County, Missouri

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Howard County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 78.49% having been born in Missouri. 0.32% 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

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