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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 Population80,82784,96182,74882,39583,687
Change Since 1990 4,1341,9211,5682,860
Pct. Change Since 1990 5.1%2.4%1.9%3.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration332
International Migration23
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-297
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5,1376.1%
School Age (5 to 17)14,08516.8%
College Age (18 to 24)6,7078.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,93423.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,32325.5%
Older (65 plus)16,50119.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone3840.5%
Asian Alone1,1261.3%
Black Alone6,9078.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone490.1%
White Alone72,70586.9%
Two or More Race Groups2,5163.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino80,46196.1%
Hispanic or Latino3,2263.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households34,632100.0%
  Family Households22,01763.6%
    Married with Children5,27115.2%
    Married without Children10,54230.4%
    Single Parents3,1199.0%
  Non-family Households12,61536.4%
    Living Alone11,07432.0%
Average Household Size2.41
Average Family Household Size3.80
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