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Howard City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Howard City had a population of 1,892 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,892
Daytime Population: Workers 1,058
Daytime Population: Residents 1,028
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,891
Population in Familes 1,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 749
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $40,541
Average Household Income $49,225
Per Capita Income $17,912


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $92,297
Average Home Value $105,910


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 527
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 0.63% 0.61%
Households 0.73% 0.68%
Families 1.77% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 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 # 308 55th
Population Density # 425 39th
Diversity Index # 513 26th
Median Household Income # 495 29th
Per Capita Income # 636 8th

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