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Howard, Kansas
City
Location within Elk County and Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
KDOT map of Elk County (legend)
KDOT map of Elk County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Elk
Founded 1870
Incorporated 1877
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 687
 • Estimate (2015) 621
 • Density 981/sq mi (379.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67349
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-33250
GNIS feature ID 469959
Website cityofhoward.org

Howard is a city in and the county seat of Elk County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 687.

History

Howard was founded in 1870, and it was incorporated as a city in 1877. Howard was named after Oliver O. Howard, a Union Army general during the Civil War and founder of Howard University. The first post office in Howard was established in February, 1870.

Geography

Howard is located at 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306 (37.468517, -96.263014). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Howard has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 683
1890 1,015 48.6%
1900 1,207 18.9%
1910 1,163 −3.6%
1920 1,060 −8.9%
1930 1,069 0.8%
1940 1,170 9.4%
1950 1,149 −1.8%
1960 1,017 −11.5%
1970 918 −9.7%
1980 965 5.1%
1990 815 −15.5%
2000 808 −0.9%
2010 687 −15.0%
Est. 2015 621 −9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 687 people, 318 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 981.4 inhabitants per square mile (378.9/km2). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 592.9 per square mile (228.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 1.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 318 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 808 people, 350 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,154.6 people per square mile (445.7/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 645.9 per square mile (249.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.93% White, 0.25% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 350 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,822, and the median income for a family was $28,365. Males had a median income of $24,886 versus $16,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,441. About 11.9% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


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