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The Village of Howard had a population of 19,024 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Howard is located at latitude 44.5686 and longitude -88.0717 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Howard (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.11 sq. miles and a water area of 4.98 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Howard (GNIS ID: 1583412) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 19,024
Population in Households 18,956
Population in Familes 15,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,050
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 7,598
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,947 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,651 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $185,699
Average Home Value $202,436


Median Household Income $58,684
Average Household Income $72,599
Per Capita Income $29,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.44% 1.33%
Households 1.46% 1.34%
Families 1.46% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 41 95th
Population Density1 # 222 71st
Diversity Index2 # 227 71st
Median Household Income # 203 74th
Per Capita Income # 220 72nd

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