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Howard, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Howard is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Centre County at latitude 41.0128 and longitude -77.6575. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Howard, but most people and references simply refer to it as Howard, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Howard indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard Boro, Howardville.

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


Total Population 766
Population in Households 766
Population in Familes 626
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,102
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $160,714
Average Home Value $176,613


Median Household Income $55,346
Average Household Income $62,712
Per Capita Income $25,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.47% 1.0%
Households 1.66% 1.07%
Families 1.57% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1102 38th
Population Density1 # 659 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 1108 37th
Median Household Income # 524 70th
Per Capita Income # 697 61st

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