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Howard

Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate9526
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base9566
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-0.4%
Population, 20109566
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20136.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 24.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 19.6%
Female persons, percent, 201350.1%
White alone, percent, 201398.2%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20130.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.2%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20130.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 1.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201396.8%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201388.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 6.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201387.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201311.6%
Number of Veterans, 2009-2013694
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 17.6
Number of Housing units, 20134354
Homeownership rate, 2009-201379.8%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-20137.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$91,800
Number of Households, 2009-20133884
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.39
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $24,286
Median household income, 2009-2013$46,429
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 11.6%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-40
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/1336
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13373
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13337
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-82
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/1319
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-101
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors6

Population Changes Historical Data over Time (Source: U.S. Census Bureau and http://www.icip.iastate.edu/tables/)

Percent of population ages 65 and over in 1930 7.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19409
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 195010.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196012.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197015.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198018.2
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199020.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200019.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201019.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 19.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 20.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192023.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 23.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 26.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)27.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)29.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)34.3
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)34.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)37.4
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)37.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)37
Median age (2000)39.5
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)596
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)724
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000789
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)741
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)445
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)1040
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1480
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1194
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)489
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)435
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)910
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)769
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)320
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)7317
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)7006
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)2265
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)1999

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010473.25
Persons per square mile, 201020.2
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts265
Private nonfarm employment, 20122947
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20122.3%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012840
Total number of firms, 20071115
Percent of Black-owned firms, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Hispanic-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")S
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 272970
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)143611
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)83186
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $8,789
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")4842
Building permits, 20126

Agricultural Economic Data (USDA Census of Agriculture Table 1: County Summary Highlights)

Number of farms 2012883
Total acres of farmland 2012299927
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)340
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)273269
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)253250
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 2012197113
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 2012140533

Health and Lifestyle Data (Source: 2013 Vital Statistics of Iowa, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics unless otherwise noted)

Suicide Deaths 2013 (rate per 100,000 population; A = fewer than 5 deaths, information suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information)A
Total marriages 201369
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)7.2
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Total opposite gender marriages 201361
Total same gender marriages 2013 3 or less
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 20133 or less
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)2.2
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)313
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)2.49
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)12.1
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)n/a
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)367
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)117
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)484
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)0
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)5

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)7950
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)831.07
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)115.41

Voter Registration and Turnout Information (Source: Iowa Secretary of State)

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)529
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)908
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)1256
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)1789
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)1711
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1781
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)1427
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)2625
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)4
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)5837
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)110
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)65
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)260
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)0
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)435
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)6272
Voters on Election Day 20142294
Voters who Voted Absentee 20141165
Total Voters 20143459
Active Voters as of 11/6/145801
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201459.63
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/14441
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201455.41

County Government Salary Information (Source: Iowa State Association of Counties)

2015 County Supervisor Salary27716
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary59
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20144.04%
2015 County Attorney Salary50804
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary91
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20148.50%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary46755
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary89
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20145.10%
2015 County Recorder Salary46755
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary83
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20145.10%
2015 County Sheriff Salary66693
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary60
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20149.30%
2015 County Treasurer Salary46755
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary85
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20145.10%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015340910
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary90
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20146.13%

Tax Information (Source: http://www.dom.state.ia.us/local/county/county_prop_tax.htm)

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.97644
Total Tax Revenues5000375
Total Property Tax Revenue4945129
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