Howell, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Howell, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Howell had a population of 9,822 as of July 1, 2017. Howell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Howell is located at latitude 42.6081 and longitude -83.9343 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Howell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Howell (GNIS ID: 1626495) 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 Howell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Howell, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,822
Daytime Population: Workers 7,471
Daytime Population: Residents 4,816
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 9,307
Population in Familes 6,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 515
Population Density2 1,977
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $45,744
Average Household Income $58,117
Per Capita Income $25,874


Total Housing Units 4,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,105 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $147,814
Average Home Value $151,236


Total Households 4,144
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,261
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 0.48% 0.49%
Households 0.4% 0.55%
Families 0.15% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Howell, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howell to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 105 85th
Population Density # 139 80th
Diversity Index # 255 63rd
Median Household Income # 354 49th
Per Capita Income # 243 65th

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