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The City of Howard had a population of 662 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Howard is located at latitude 37.4695 and longitude -96.2632 in Elk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Howard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Howard (GNIS ID: 2394429) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Howard is located within Township of Howard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard City.

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


Total Population 662
Daytime Population: Workers 252
Daytime Population: Residents 451
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 703
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 479
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 951
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $33,208
Average Household Income $46,310
Per Capita Income $21,289


Total Housing Units 412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $47,669
Average Home Value $81,667


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 175
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 -0.51% -1.24%
Households -0.66% -1.36%
Families -0.08% -1.29%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Howard, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 258 62nd
Population Density # 282 58th
Diversity Index # 184 73rd
Median Household Income # 656 2nd
Per Capita Income # 600 11th

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