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Howard, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Howard is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Howard.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miner County at latitude 44.0108 and longitude -97.5267. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,578 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Howard (see map) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard City.

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Howard, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 93 76th
Population Density1 # 117 70th
Diversity Index2 # 236 40th
Median Household Income # 302 23rd
Per Capita Income # 246 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.


Howard, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 792
Population in Households 754
Population in Familes 526
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 831
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $78,505
Average Home Value $99,400


Median Household Income $40,982
Average Household Income $49,303
Per Capita Income $24,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.87% -0.93%
Households -1.51% -0.79%
Families -1.61% -1.24%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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