Howard, Colorado

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Howard, Colorado
Census-designated place
Howard is located in Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°26′55″N 105°50′04″W / 38.44861°N 105.83444°W / 38.44861; -105.83444Coordinates: 38°26′55″N 105°50′04″W / 38.44861°N 105.83444°W / 38.44861; -105.83444
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Fremont[1]
 • Total 16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 • Land 16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 6,716 ft (2,047 m)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 723
 • Density 43/sq mi (16.7/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81233
FIPS code 08-37655
GNIS feature ID 191723

Howard is a census-designated place and a U.S. post office in Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 723.[3] The Howard Post Office has the ZIP code 81233.[2]

A post office called Howard has been in operation since 1882.[4] The community has the name of John Howard, a local pioneer.[5]


Howard is located in southwestern Fremont County at 38°26′55″N 105°50′04″W / 38.44861°N 105.83444°W / 38.44861; -105.83444 (38.448749,-105.834560), along the Arkansas River, not far from the geographic center, or precise east-west, north-south middle point of Colorado. U.S. Route 50 passes through the CDP, leading northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Salida and east 46 miles (74 km) to Cañon City, the Fremont County seat. Howard is bordered to the southeast by Coaldale.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Howard CDP has an area of 16.8 square miles (43.4 km2), all land.[6] The CDP boundaries extend southwest from the Arkansas River Valley up the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Range within San Isabel National Forest.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 28, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2006. 
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 27. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Howard CDP, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 21, 2016.