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Howard, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Howard had a population of 598 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard Boro, Howardville.

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Howard, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 598
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 398
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 598
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,641
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $52,939
Average Household Income $65,846
Per Capita Income $26,562


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $156,716
Average Home Value $172,321


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -2.53% -1.16%
Households -2.52% -1.19%
Families -2.56% -1.21%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 1229 30th
Population Density # 808 54th
Diversity Index # 1082 39th
Median Household Income # 800 55th
Per Capita Income # 845 52nd

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