Howard, South Dakota

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Howard, South Dakota
City
Location in Miner County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Miner County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°0′38″N 97°31′35″W / 44.01056°N 97.52639°W / 44.01056; -97.52639Coordinates: 44°0′38″N 97°31′35″W / 44.01056°N 97.52639°W / 44.01056; -97.52639
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Miner
Incorporated 1885[1]
Government
 • Mayor Don Arnes
Area[2]
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,575 ft (480 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 858
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 824
 • Density 903.2/sq mi (348.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57349
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-30460[5]
GNIS feature ID 1265656[6]
Website Howard

Howard is a city in Miner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 858 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Miner County.[7]

Geography[edit]

Howard is located at 44°0′38″N 97°31′35″W / 44.01056°N 97.52639°W / 44.01056; -97.52639 (44.010422, -97.526435).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all of it land.[2]

Howard has been assigned the ZIP code 57349 and the FIPS place code 30460.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 588
1910 1,026 74.5%
1920 1,325 29.1%
1930 1,224 −7.6%
1940 1,193 −2.5%
1950 1,251 4.9%
1960 1,208 −3.4%
1970 1,175 −2.7%
1980 1,169 −0.5%
1990 1,156 −1.1%
2000 1,071 −7.4%
2010 858 −19.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 858 people, 414 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 903.2 inhabitants per square mile (348.7 /km2). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 535.8 per square mile (206.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 414 households of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.9% were non-families. 49.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 50.5 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,071 people, 493 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,138.7 people per square mile (439.9/km²). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 592.2 per square mile (228.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.47% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 493 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 32.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,544, and the median income for a family was $36,518. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,054 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,121. About 5.3% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Notes[edit]

On August 28, 1884, one of the oldest known photographs of a tornado was taken southwest of Howard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.