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Howard County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population80,82784,96184,38282,74882,544
Change Since 1990 4,1343,5551,9211,717
Pct. Change Since 1990 5.1%4.4%2.4%2.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2018 to 2019
Net Domestic Migration261
International Migration37
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)4,9676.0%
School Age (5 to 17)13,71316.7%
College Age (18 to 24)6,5628.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,19823.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,87026.6%
Older (65 plus)16,05619.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone3310.4%
Asian Alone1,0331.3%
Black Alone6,3437.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone400.0%
White Alone72,35988.0%
Two or More Race Groups2,2602.7%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino79,52096.7%
Hispanic or Latino2,8463.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households34,550100.0%
  Family Households22,57565.3%
    Married with Children5,30215.3%
    Married without Children11,20832.4%
    Single Parents3,3699.8%
  Non-family Households11,97534.7%
    Living Alone10,42430.2%
Average Household Size2.38
Average Family Household Size3.64
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200084,9614,1345.1%
April 201082,748-2,213-2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections82,75282,25081,54380,70679,522
Change Since 2010 -502-1,209-2,046-3,230
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.6%-1.5%-2.5%-3.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau