Howard County AR Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,963
Population in Households 13,782
Population in Familes 11,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 5,475
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,811
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,736 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,739 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 920 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $82,641
Average Home Value $106,457


Median Household Income $37,578
Average Household Income $50,791
Per Capita Income $20,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.04%
Households 0.33% 0.12%
Families 0.08% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.


Howard County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 54 29th
Population Density1 # 51 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 9 91st
Median Household Income # 32 59th
Per Capita Income # 39 49th

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