Howard County, Texas Population 2024

32,344

Howard County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 32,344 with a growth rate of -2.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Texas is the 89th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 34,983 and has seen a growth of -7.54% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,024-664-2.24%
202829,688-664-2.19%
202730,352-664-2.14%
202631,016-664-2.1%
202531,680-664-2.05%
202432,344-664-2.01%
202333,008-664-1.97%
202233,672-664-1.93%
202134,336-476-1.37%
202034,812-1,920-5.23%
201936,7329192.57%
201835,813350.1%
201735,778-424-1.17%
201636,202-912-2.46%
201537,1146011.65%
201436,5133430.95%
201336,1706851.93%
201235,4855181.48%
201134,967-16-0.05%
201034,983
199032,343-799-2.41%
198033,142-4,654-12.31%
197037,796-2,343-5.84%
196040,13913,41750.21%
195026,7225,73227.31%
194020,990-1,898-8.29%
193022,88815,926228.76%
19206,962-1,919-21.61%
19108,8816,353251.31%
19002,5281,318108.93%
18901,2101,1602320%
188050-28,974-99.83%
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2024 Growth Rate
-2.01% (-664)
County Website
Howard County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
34,983
Area
901 mi²
Density
36 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.54% (-2,639)
Founded
1882

Howard County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,49373.92%
Two or more races3,72710.81%
Other race2,5897.51%
Black or African American2,0245.87%
Asian4081.18%
Native American2470.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Howard County, Texas Population by Race

Howard County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Howard County, Texas Median Age

37.6

Total

38.3

Male

36.9

Female

Howard County, Texas Adults

There are 26,974 adults, (4,382 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Texas.

Howard County, Texas Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female14,85543.07%
Male19,63356.93%

Howard County, Texas Population by Age

Howard County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,0102.5366.833.2
Married5,6163.1885.314.7
Non Family4,2321.1853.146.9
Female1,3293.8738.861.2
Male8332.955.844.2
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Howard County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.87%.

Howard County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,325

Average Earnings

$63,166

Average Male

$33,302

Average Female

Howard County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Howard County, Texas Language

71.96% of Howard County, Texas residents speak only English, while 28.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.45% of the population.

Howard County, Texas Language

Howard County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,8952,16416.78%
White14,9401,64110.98%
Black1,56450632.35%
Other2,31547120.35%
Multiple3,2533229.9%
Native1999849.25%
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14.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.39%

Male Poverty Rate

16.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Texas is Native, with 49.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Texas is Multiple, with 9.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.87%.

Howard County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.77%
High School15.72%
Some College13.21%
Bachelors or Greater1.99%
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Howard County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.43%
Male Unemployed29.23%
Female Employed8.65%
Male Employed5.58%
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Howard County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Howard County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Howard County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Howard County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Howard County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,783

Number of Veterans

1,520

Male Veterans

263

Female Veterans

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Howard County, Texas Veterans by War

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Howard County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Howard County, Texas Veterans by Race

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Howard County, Texas 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

72.71%

Born in Howard County, Texas

90.14%

Native Born

9.86%

Foreign Born

7.66%

Non Citizen

2.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.14% of Howard County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 72.71% having been born in Texas. 7.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Howard County, Texas Place of Birth

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