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The Village of Howells had a population of 487 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Howells is located at latitude 41.7242 and longitude -97.0046 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Howells (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,460 feet.

The Village of Howells (GNIS ID: 2398549) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Howells is located within Lincoln Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Colfax County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Howells, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 487
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 487
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 845
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,398
Average Household Income $64,195
Per Capita Income $27,340


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $88,859
Average Home Value $125,138


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.93% -1.05%
Households -1.98% -1.07%
Families -1.4% -1.18%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Howells, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howells to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 204 65th
Population Density # 289 50th
Diversity Index # 389 32nd
Median Household Income # 235 60th
Per Capita Income # 326 44th

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