Howard County, Nebraska Population 2021

Howard County, Nebraska's estimated population is 6,421 with a growth rate of -0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Nebraska is the 46th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 6,279 and has seen a growth of 2.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,421-12-0.19%
20206,433-12-0.19%
20196,445-12-0.19%
20186,457610.95%
20176,396-11-0.17%
20166,407250.39%
20156,382290.46%
20146,353160.25%
20136,337390.62%
20126,29830.05%
20116,295160.25%
20106,2792243.70%
19906,055-718-10.60%
19806,773-34-0.50%
19706,8072664.07%
19606,541-685-9.48%
19507,226-1,196-14.20%
19408,422-1,598-15.95%
193010,020-719-6.70%
192010,739-44-0.41%
191010,7834404.25%
190010,3439139.68%
18909,4305,039114.76%
18804,3910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.19%
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Founded
1871
County Seat
2010 Population
6,279
Growth Since 2010
2.26%
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Howard County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,19696.56%
Two or More Races1001.56%
Some Other Race931.45%
Asian140.22%
Black or African American100.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.03%
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Howard County, Nebraska Population by Race

Howard County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Howard County, Nebraska Median Age

43.1


Total

41.5


Male

44


Female

Howard County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,864 adults, (1,354 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Nebraska.

Howard County, Nebraska Age Dependency

82.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,160

49.24%

Male

3,257

50.76%

Howard County, Nebraska Population by Age

Howard County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Male47.1%52.9%
Female34.7%65.3%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7202.3676.5
Married1,6252.9689.8
Non Family8911.1661.3
Female1702.4434.7
Male344.4447.1

2.92

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1252.80%
9th to 12th Grade1032.31%
High School Graduate1,61836.24%
Some College1,15625.89%
Associates Degree52011.65%
Bachelors Degree70415.77%
Graduate Degree2395.35%
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Howard County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3204,119910
Hispanic876312
Other Race4122
2+ Races404011
Asian131310
Black3
Islander22
Native American22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.92%.

Howard County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,240$44,083$30,734
Less Than 9th Grade$$32,500$
High School Graduate$30,119$36,691$21,659
Some College$39,836$50,980$27,824
Bachelors Degree$47,663$47,750$47,652
Graduate Degree$68,674$68,125$68,750

$38,240

Average Earnings

$44,083

Average Male

$30,734

Average Female

Howard County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Howard County, Nebraska Language

97.46% of Howard County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Howard County, Nebraska Language

Howard County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,0994327.08%
Multiple1005454.00%
Hispanic163169.82%
Black10330.00%
Other9322.15%
Native2150.00%

7.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.97%

Male Poverty Rate

8.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 54.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Nebraska is Other, with 2.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.18%.

Howard County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.51%
High School9.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%
Some College4.95%

Howard County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.43%
Male Unemployed10.87%
Female Employed6.99%
Male Employed3.31%

Howard County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,348$65,176
Families$73,902$77,068
Married Families$78,326-
Non Families$31,685$40,394
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

64.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

67.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Howard County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Howard County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Nebraska Marital Status

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380

Number of Veterans

373

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam240
Korea47
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War13
World War II8

Howard County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74159
75+133
55 to 6446
35 to 5442
18 to 34

Howard County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3657.70%
2+ Races1120.75%
Hispanic44.55%
Other Race24.76%
Native American2100.00%

Howard County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Howard County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Howard County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Howard County, Nebraska 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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83.06%

Born in Howard County, Nebraska

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.27% of Howard County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 83.06% having been born in Nebraska. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Howard County, Nebraska 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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