Howard County MO Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,222
Daytime Population: Workers 2,736
Daytime Population: Residents 5,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 9,508
Population in Familes 7,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 714
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $47,595
Average Household Income $61,789
Per Capita Income $25,394


Total Housing Units 4,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,944 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,051 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 640 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $123,194
Average Home Value $160,895


Total Households 3,995
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,589
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 0.11% -0.02%
Households 0.05% -0.06%
Families -0.11% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 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 # 88 24th
Population Density # 78 33rd
Diversity Index # 42 64th
Median Household Income # 27 77th
Per Capita Income # 25 79th

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