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The City of Howard had a population of 787 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Howard is located at latitude 44.0117 and longitude -97.5246 in Miner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Howard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,578 feet.

The City of Howard (GNIS ID: 1267429) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howard: Howard City.

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Howard, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 787
Daytime Population: Workers 672
Daytime Population: Residents 372
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,044
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 749
Population in Familes 520
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 826
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $43,015
Average Household Income $53,450
Per Capita Income $26,159


Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $92,632
Average Home Value $116,567


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.18% -1.25%
Households -1.21% -1.3%
Families -1.25% -1.51%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Howard, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 96 76th
Population Density # 122 69th
Diversity Index # 259 34th
Median Household Income # 286 27th
Per Capita Income # 248 37th

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