Howard County MO Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,288
Population in Households 9,574
Population in Familes 7,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 714
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 3,989
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,976 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,013 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $115,686
Average Home Value $152,075


Median Household Income $44,909
Average Household Income $57,713
Per Capita Income $23,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.14%
Households 0.03% 0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Howard County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 89 23rd
Population Density1 # 80 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 40 66th
Median Household Income # 28 77th
Per Capita Income # 27 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.