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Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
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|Named for||Tilghman Howard|
|• Total||474 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Land||473 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2) 0.08%|
|• Density||19.977/sq mi (7.713/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Howard County is a county located in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9,469. The county seat is Cresco. The county was founded in 1851; it was named for General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 473 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.08%) is water.
- Mower County, Minnesota (northwest)
- Fillmore County, Minnesota (north)
- Winnesheik County (east)
- Chickasaw County (south)
- Mitchell County (west)
- Floyd County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 9,469 in the county, with a population density of 19.9387/sq mi (7.6984/km2). 96.75% of the population reported being of one race. 91.69% were non-Hispanic White, 0.24% were Black, 2.72% were Hispanic, 0.51% were Native American, 0.29% were Asian, 0.07% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.48% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,314 housing units, of which 3,945 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,566 in the county, with a population density of 20.207/sq mi (7.802/km2). There were 4,367 housing units, of which 3,944 were occupied.
The Mighty Howard County Fair is held annually in Cresco, traditionally in the last full week of June. In 2014, the fair celebrated its 121st year.
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Howard County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|2||Riceville (partially in Mitchell County)||City||785|
|5||Protivin (partially in Chickasaw County)||City||283|
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