Howard, Chippewa County, Wisconsin

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Howard, Wisconsin
Location of Howard, Wisconsin
Location of Howard, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°58′43″N 91°35′44″W / 44.97861°N 91.59556°W / 44.97861; -91.59556Coordinates: 44°58′43″N 91°35′44″W / 44.97861°N 91.59556°W / 44.97861; -91.59556
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Chippewa
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 798
 • Density 22/sq mi (8.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-36000[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583413[1]

Howard is a town in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 798 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 648 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Albertville and Howard are located in the town.


The town was named for Brigadier General Benjamin Howard, an officer in the War of 1812.[4]


The town is located in southwestern Chippewa County and is bordered to the west by Dunn County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 625
2000 648 3.7%
2010 798 23.1%
Est. 2014 810 1.5%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 648 people, 235 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.1 people per square mile (7.0/km²). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 6.6 per square mile (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.07% White, 0.62% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 235 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 111.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,109, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $30,682 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,274. About 3.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Howard town, Chippewa County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Howard, Wisconsin". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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