Howard City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Howard City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Howard City had a population of 1,889 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Howard City is located at latitude 43.3948 and longitude -85.4679 in Montcalm County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Howard City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montcalm County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Village of Howard City (GNIS ID: 2398547) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Howard City is located within Township of Reynolds, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montcalm County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howard City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Howard City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,889
Population in Households 1,888
Population in Familes 1,587
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 748
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 723
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $85,696
Average Home Value $99,019


Median Household Income $39,238
Average Household Income $47,700
Per Capita Income $17,442
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.54%
Households 0.87% 0.63%
Families 2.12% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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 City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard City to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 311 55th
Population Density1 # 426 39th
Diversity Index2 # 513 26th
Median Household Income # 478 31st
Per Capita Income # 629 9th

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