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Howard, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Howard Census Designated Place had a population of 677 as of July 1, 2016. Howard ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Howard is located at latitude 38.4098 and longitude -105.8424 in Fremont County. 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. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,716 feet.

The Howard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583248) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Howard Census Designated Place is located within Cotopaxi Division of Fremont 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 677
Population in Households 677
Population in Familes 538
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $231,250
Average Home Value $317,171


Median Household Income $39,053
Average Household Income $52,544
Per Capita Income $25,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.05% -0.6%
Households -1.13% -0.59%
Families -1.02% -0.62%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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, 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 # 251 45th
Population Density1 # 432 6th
Diversity Index2 # 412 10th
Median Household Income # 369 20th
Per Capita Income # 287 38th

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