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Howard, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Howard Census Designated Place had a population of 734 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Howard, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 734
Population in Households 734
Population in Familes 586
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $40,837
Average Household Income $54,112
Per Capita Income $26,705


Total Housing Units 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $229,934
Average Home Value $314,535


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.18% 0.49%
Households 0.2% 0.48%
Families 0.2% 0.48%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

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, 2018 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 Density # 428 7th
Diversity Index # 423 8th
Median Household Income # 364 21st
Per Capita Income # 291 37th

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