Howard County MO Information


Howard County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,052
Population in Households 9,338
Population in Familes 7,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 714
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $49,415
Average Household Income $62,619
Per Capita Income $25,861


Total Housing Units 4,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,882 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,066 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 634 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $122,302
Average Home Value $155,135


Total Households 3,948
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,561
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.11% -0.32%
Households -0.1% -0.33%
Families -0.22% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.64%


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, 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 # 89 23rd
Population Density # 79 31st
Diversity Index # 42 64th
Median Household Income # 27 77th
Per Capita Income # 26 78th

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