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Howard, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Howard Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fremont County at latitude 38.4098 and longitude -105.8424. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,716 feet.

The formal official name is the Howard Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Howard, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Howard indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Howard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Howard, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 713
Population in Households 713
Population in Familes 567
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 244
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $210,069
Average Home Value $231,773


Median Household Income $42,228
Average Household Income $51,958
Per Capita Income $25,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.19% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 244 47th
Population Density1 # 427 7th
Diversity Index2 # 421 8th
Median Household Income # 331 28th
Per Capita Income # 237 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.