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Howard, Colorado
Entering Howard from the east on U.S. Route 50
Entering Howard from the east on U.S. Route 50
Location of the Howard CDP in Fremont County, Colorado.
Location of the Howard CDP in Fremont County, Colorado.
Howard, Colorado is located in the United States
Howard, Colorado
Howard, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Fremont County
 • Type unincorporated community
 • Total 16.741 sq mi (43.360 km2)
 • Land 16.741 sq mi (43.360 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
7,405 ft (2,257 m)
 • Total 723
 • Density 43/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature Howard CDP

Howard is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Cañon City, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Howard post office has the ZIP Code 81233. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Howard CDP was 723, while the population of the 81233 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 823 including adjacent areas.


Howard is located in southwestern Fremont County at 38°26′55″N 105°50′04″W / 38.44861°N 105.83444°W / 38.44861; -105.83444 (38.448749,-105.834560), along the Arkansas River, not far from the geographic center, or precise east-west, north-south middle point of Colorado. U.S. Route 50 passes through the CDP, leading northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Salida and east 46 miles (74 km) to Cañon City, the Fremont County seat. Howard is bordered to the southeast by Coaldale.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Howard CDP has an area of 16.8 square miles (43.4 km2), all land. The CDP boundaries extend southwest from the Arkansas River Valley up the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Range within San Isabel National Forest.


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Howard CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Howard CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2010 723 —    
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

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