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Howard, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Howard had a population of 634 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Howard is located at latitude 41.0128 and longitude -77.6575 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Howard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Borough of Howard (GNIS ID: 1215056) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard Boro, Howardville.

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


Total Population 634
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 515
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,740
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $154,710
Average Home Value $170,251


Median Household Income $52,761
Average Household Income $64,880
Per Capita Income $26,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.01% -1.33%
Households -1.91% -1.2%
Families -2.07% -1.26%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1208 31st
Population Density1 # 774 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1100 38th
Median Household Income # 696 61st
Per Capita Income # 725 59th

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