Howard County AR Information


Howard County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 13,488
Daytime Population: Workers 7,975
Daytime Population: Residents 7,568
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,543
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 13,307
Population in Familes 11,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $39,491
Average Household Income $54,287
Per Capita Income $21,399


Total Housing Units 6,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,636 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,617 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 985 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,382
Average Home Value $111,407


Total Households 5,253
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,668
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 -0.3% -0.6%
Households -0.29% -0.59%
Families -0.45% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.98%


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, 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 # 54 29th
Population Density # 52 32nd
Diversity Index # 9 89th
Median Household Income # 27 65th
Per Capita Income # 33 57th

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