Howard, Kansas

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Howard, Kansas
City
2005 KDOT Map of Elk County, Kansas
2005 KDOT Map of Elk County, Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
Coordinates: 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306Coordinates: 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Elk
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 687
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 649
 • Density 980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67349
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-33250 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0469959 [5]
Website City website

Howard is a city in and the county seat of Elk County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 687.[7]

History[edit]

Howard was founded in 1870, and it was incorporated as a city in 1877.[8] Howard was named after Oliver O. Howard, a Union Army general during the Civil War and founder of Howard University.[9][10]

The first post office in Howard was established in February, 1870.[11]

Geography[edit]

Howard is located at 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306 (37.468517, -96.263014).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Howard has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 815
2000 808 −0.9%
2010 687 −15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 687 people, 318 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 981.4 inhabitants per square mile (378.9/km2). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 592.9 per square mile (228.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 1.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 318 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 808 people, 350 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,154.6 people per square mile (445.7/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 645.9 per square mile (249.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.93% White, 0.25% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 350 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,822, and the median income for a family was $28,365. Males had a median income of $24,886 versus $16,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,441. About 11.9% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 876. 
  9. ^ Rydjord, John (1972). Kansas Place-Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-8061-0994-7. 
  10. ^ "Profile for Howard, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Howard, Kansas

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