Howard County TX Information


Howard County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 39,604
Daytime Population: Workers 12,882
Daytime Population: Residents 21,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,901
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 32,362
Population in Familes 26,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,242
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $47,441
Average Household Income $61,989
Per Capita Income $22,102


Total Housing Units 14,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,174 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,427 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,423 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $81,195
Average Home Value $113,876


Total Households 12,601
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 8,569
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 1.71% 0.99%
Households 1.47% 1.15%
Families 1.39% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.83%


Howard County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas 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 # 82 68th
Population Density # 88 66th
Diversity Index # 20 93rd
Median Household Income # 134 48th
Per Capita Income # 195 24th

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