Howard County, IN

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2022 Population
83,452
0.124% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
0.488% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
3.96% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,014
4.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$143,100
22.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,157
1.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Howard County, IN had a population of 83.5k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $62,014. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Howard County, IN grew from 83,349 to 83,452, a 0.124% increase and its median household income grew from $59,238 to $62,014, a 4.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), White (Hispanic) (2.03%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Howard County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Howard County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Howard County, IN are Indiana University-Kokomo (687 degrees awarded in 2022), Summit Salon Academy-Kokomo (81 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kokomo (51 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Howard County, IN was $143,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Howard County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Howard County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Howard County, IN is home to a population of 83.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.99% of Howard County, IN residents were born outside of the country (1.66k people).

In 2022, there were 10.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.8k people) in Howard County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Howard County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Howard County, IN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.8k ± 128
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.44k ± 418
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.79k ± 464
3.78%
Hispanic Population
3.16k people

In 2022, there were 10.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.8k people) in Howard County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.78% of the people in Howard County, IN are hispanic (3.16k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Howard County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.66k people
2.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.71k people

As of 2022, 1.99% of Howard County, IN residents (1.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Howard County, IN was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,018 ± 298
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,128 ± 230
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    768 ± 200

Howard County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Howard County, IN employs 37.2k people. The largest industries in Howard County, IN are Manufacturing (9,417 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,890 people), and Retail Trade (4,009 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,536), and Information ($61,912).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,522
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howard County, IN declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 37.6k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Howard County, IN, are Production Occupations (5,827 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,618 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,179 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Howard County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,522
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howard County, IN declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 37.6k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Howard County, IN, are Manufacturing (9,417 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,890 people), and Retail Trade (4,009 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Howard County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Howard County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,889
Median earning men ± $2,584
$33,661
Median earning women ± $1,805

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,105), Manufacturing ($65,440), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,229).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,260), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,934), and Public Administration ($50,938).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 864
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 472
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 428
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Howard County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.11%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Howard County, IN awarded 819 degrees. The student population of Howard County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,009 male students and 2,016 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Howard County, IN are White (672 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (52 and 6.44%), Hispanic or Latino (42 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (17 and 2.1%).

The largest universities in Howard County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana University-Kokomo (687 and 83.9%), Summit Salon Academy-Kokomo (81 and 9.89%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kokomo (51 and 6.23%).

The most popular majors in Howard County, IN are Registered Nursing (108 and 13.2%), General Business (98 and 12%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (47 and 5.74%).

The median tuition cost in Howard County, IN for a public four year colleges is $7,274 for in-state students and $20,634 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Howard County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,025 (33.4% men and 66.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,025 students enrolled in Howard County, IN, 33.4% men and 66.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,267 records, of which 66.8% were women and 33.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded
  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Howard County, IN was Registered Nursing with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Howard County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 687 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana University-Kokomo with 687 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 224 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Howard County, IN, which is 0.376 times less than the 595 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 672 degrees mean that there were 12.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,274) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($667) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($980) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howard County, IN was $143,100 in 2022, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,600 to $143,100, a 22.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Howard County, IN is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Howard County, IN have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Howard County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Howard County, IN is $62,014. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Howard County, IN was Census Tract 104 with a value of $120,223, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $94,770 and $90,487.

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howard County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

Property

$143,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,306
$25,052
Median Property Taxes
±$1,151

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Howard County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Howard County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104
  2. Census Tract 106
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Howard County, IN was Census Tract 104 with a value of $120,223, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $94,770 and $90,487.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Howard County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$62,014
Median Household Income
± $3,730
35k
Number of Households
± 1,504

In 2022, the median household income of the 35k households in Howard County, IN grew to $62,014 from the previous year's value of $59,238.

The following chart displays the households in Howard County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Howard County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.5%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Howard County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (5.5%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Howard County, IN have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Howard County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howard County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Howard County, IN (9.91k out of 82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Howard County, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Howard County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 431 in Howard County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 185 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Howard County, IN has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 9.85% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Howard County, IN see 1651 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (1681 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1217 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 481 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,651 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Howard County, IN

Primary care physicians in Howard County, IN see an average of 1,651 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (1,681 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Howard County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.74%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
9.85%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Howard County, IN grew by 0.739% from 6.69% to 6.74%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.8 in Howard County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Howard County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.85% in Howard County, IN.

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