Howell County, Missouri Population 2024

41,933

Howell County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 41,933 with a growth rate of 1.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howell County, Missouri is the 28th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 40,544 and has seen a growth of 3.43% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,1886511.46%
202844,5376511.48%
202743,8866511.51%
202643,2356511.53%
202542,5846511.55%
202441,9336511.58%
202341,2826511.6%
202240,6316511.63%
202139,9801870.47%
202039,793-291-0.73%
201940,084-19-0.05%
201840,103340.08%
201740,069-62-0.15%
201640,131600.15%
201540,071-51-0.13%
201440,122-112-0.28%
201340,234-299-0.74%
201240,533-45-0.11%
201140,578340.08%
201040,544
199031,4472,6409.16%
198028,8075,28622.47%
197023,5211,4946.78%
196022,027-698-3.07%
195022,7254552.04%
194022,2702,59813.21%
193019,672-1,430-6.78%
192021,102370.18%
191021,065-769-3.52%
190021,8343,21617.27%
189018,6189,804111.23%
18808,8144,596108.96%
18704,2181,04933.1%
18603,169-42,019-92.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.58% (651)
County Website
Howell County
County Seat
2010 Population
40,544
Area
927 mi²
Density
45 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.43% (1,389)
Founded
March 2, 1857

Howell County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,52193.9%
Two or more races1,5873.97%
Other race3120.78%
Asian1980.5%
Black or African American1810.45%
Native American1610.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howell County, Missouri Population by Race

Howell County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Howell County, Missouri Median Age

40.7

Total

39.7

Male

42.1

Female

Howell County, Missouri Adults

There are 30,362 adults, (7,849 of whom are seniors) in Howell County, Missouri.

Howell County, Missouri Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Howell County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female20,50651.32%
Male19,45448.68%

Howell County, Missouri Population by Age

Howell County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,4332.5568.831.2
Married7,6753.1882.917.1
Non Family5,3311.2154.845.2
Female1,6393.4851.448.6
Male7883.4363.236.8
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3.16

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Howell 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

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

Howell 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 2+ races people with a rate of 92.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.82%.

Howell County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,700

Average Earnings

$38,516

Average Male

$27,165

Average Female

Howell County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howell County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howell County, Missouri Language

97.22% of Howell County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Howell County, Missouri Language

Howell County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White36,4578,20122.49%
Multiple1,58125616.19%
Other31217957.37%
Hispanic93217718.99%
Asian19810151.01%
Black1659758.79%
Native1557950.97%
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22.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howell County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howell County, Missouri is Black, with 58.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howell County, Missouri is Multiple, with 16.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.65%.

Howell County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.98%
High School22.44%
Some College18.17%
Bachelors or Greater6.22%
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Howell County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.86%
Male Unemployed27.07%
Female Employed13.09%
Male Employed8.01%
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Howell County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howell County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howell County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Howell County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Howell 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 35-44.

Howell County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howell County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,965

Number of Veterans

2,757

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

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Howell County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Howell County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Howell County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Howell County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howell County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Howell County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howell County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howell 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

57.12%

Born in Howell County, Missouri

98.79%

Native Born

1.21%

Foreign Born

0.5%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.79% of Howell County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 57.12% having been born in Missouri. 0.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Howell County, Missouri Place of Birth

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