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Howard County Statistics

Facts

Land area250.7 square miles
Population Density1,144.9 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)304,580
Population change6.1%
Under 5 years of age5.9%
Under 1824.8%
65 and over11.7%
Females50.9%
White61.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race6.3
Asian16.2%
Two or more races3.5%
Black or African American18.4%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school95%
Had a bachelor degree or higher60%
Veterans18,971

Households and Housing

Households106,142
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more88.9%
Median household income$109,865
The Per capita income$48,172
Live below the poverty line4.6%
Housing units113,053
Multi-unit structures25%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$428,100
Residents owning their homes73.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms30,899
Women-owned firms30.1%
Asian-owned firms13.5%
Hispanic-owned firms2.6%
Black-owned firms14.9%
Native American-owned firms0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$4,554,990
Retail sales per capita$16,622
Manufacturers shipments$2,368,343
Merchant wholesaler sales$7,170,808
Source US Census Data