Howard County NE Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,645
Population in Households 6,575
Population in Familes 5,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $51,454
Average Household Income $65,344
Per Capita Income $27,625


Total Housing Units 3,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,113 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 678 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $141,561
Average Home Value $174,752


Total Households 2,791
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,859
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 0.7% 0.6%
Households 0.75% 0.68%
Families 0.6% 0.58%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   4.24%


Howard County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 44 54th
Population Density # 42 56th
Diversity Index # 67 29th
Median Household Income # 36 62nd
Per Capita Income # 43 55th

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