Howard County, Texas Population 2021

Howard County, Texas's estimated population is 38,142 with a growth rate of 1.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Texas is the 85th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 34,993 and has seen a growth of 9.00% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202138,1427391.98%
202037,4037392.02%
201936,6647392.06%
201835,9251080.30%
201735,817-397-1.10%
201636,214-909-2.45%
201537,1235811.59%
201436,5423570.99%
201336,1856901.94%
201235,4955051.44%
201134,990-3-0.01%
201034,9932,6508.19%
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%
18901,2101,1602320.00%
1880500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.98%
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State
Founded
1882
County Seat
2010 Population
34,993
Growth Since 2010
9.00%
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Howard County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,30683.38%
Some Other Race2,1605.94%
Black or African American2,0205.56%
Two or More Races1,1623.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native4301.18%
Asian2520.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.05%
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Howard County, Texas Population by Race

Howard County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Howard County, Texas Median Age

36.5


Total

36.9


Male

36.1


Female

Howard County, Texas Adults

There are 28,313 adults, (4,680 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Texas.

Howard County, Texas Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

16,198

44.56%

Male

20,151

55.44%

Howard County, Texas Population by Age

Howard County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Male55.3%44.7%
Female44.3%55.7%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0642.8465.4
Married5,1333.4580
Non Family3,8731.455.5
Female1,4273.8844.3
Male6314.2355.3

3.5

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1108.55%
9th to 12th Grade2,83211.47%
High School Graduate8,31733.68%
Some College6,61726.80%
Associates Degree1,6986.88%
Bachelors Degree2,1008.51%
Graduate Degree1,0174.12%
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Howard County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,09211,5902,086
Hispanic9,4846,223694
Other Race1,42896760
Black1,3581,228134
2+ Races61447077
Native American32418058
Asian20819075
Islander198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.06%.

Howard County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,950$42,341$25,825
Less Than 9th Grade$26,115$31,449$15,263
High School Graduate$25,738$31,481$20,561
Some College$33,731$51,781$27,145
Bachelors Degree$50,321$63,900$44,046
Graduate Degree$57,467$75,352$50,357

$31,950

Average Earnings

$42,341

Average Male

$25,825

Average Female

Howard County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Texas Language by Age

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Howard County, Texas Language

70.05% of Howard County, Texas residents speak only English, while 29.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.41% of the population.

Howard County, Texas Language

Howard County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,0052,67222.26%
White16,8412,04512.14%
Black1,67882449.11%
Other1,83624913.56%
Native37911831.13%
Multiple1,024555.37%
Asian18431.63%

17.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.88%

Male Poverty Rate

18.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Texas is Black, with 49.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Texas is Asian, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.10%.

Howard County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.06%
High School17.83%
Some College12.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Howard County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.85%
Male Unemployed37.11%
Female Employed12.78%
Male Employed8.83%

Howard County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,208$73,064
Families$65,210$80,594
Married Families$80,143-
Non Families$33,470$56,494
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Howard County, Texas 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.

Howard County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Texas Marital Status

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2,502

Number of Veterans

2,236

Male Veterans

266

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam865
Second Gulf War500
First Gulf War385
World War II93
Korea89

Howard County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54684
55 to 64647
65 to 74540
75+426
18 to 34205

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2269.41%
Hispanic4013.56%
Black1217.56%
Native American5415.04%
Other Race523.20%
2+ Races496.13%

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Race

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Education

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11.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Texas Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Texas Employment by Age

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Howard County, Texas Employment by Race

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Howard County, Texas 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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68.74%

Born in Howard County, Texas

88.24%

Native Born

11.76%

Foreign Born

9.88%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.24% of Howard County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 68.74% having been born in Texas. 9.88% 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

  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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