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Howard County, MO&

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0.33% decline
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2.1% growth
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6% growth
Median Property Value
9.9% growth


The economy of Howard County, MO employs 4,805 people. The economy of Howard County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 4.46; 1.95; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Howard County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (859), Educational Services (613), and Retail trade (477), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,173), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,656), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($41,000).

Median household income in Howard County, MO is $45,762. Males in Howard County, MO have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,846. The income inequality of Howard County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.402 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Howard County, MO. In Howard County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 39 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,318. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Howard County, MO is home to a population of 10,148 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Howard County, MO is composed of 9,215 White residents (90.8%), 528 Black residents (5.2%), 176 Two+ residents (1.73%), 139 Hispanic residents (1.37%), and 53 Native residents (0.52%). The most common foreign languages in Howard County, MO are Spanish (32 speakers), French (20 speakers), and Japanese (13 speakers), but compared to other places, Howard County, MO has a relative high number of Japanese (13 speakers), French (20 speakers), and German (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Howard County, MO awarded 1,028 degrees. The student population of Howard County, MO is skewed towards females, with 261 male students and 767 female students. Most students in Howard County, MO are White (872 and 84.8%), followed by Black or African American (72 and 7%), Unknown (34 and 3.31%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 1.26%). The largest universities in Howard County, MO by number of graduates are Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies (768 and 74.7%), Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (260 and 25.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Howard County, MO are Registered Nursing (311 and 30.3%), General Psychology (91 and 8.85%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (78 and 7.59%). The median tuition costs in Howard County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $22,280 and $22,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howard County, MO is $107,600, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $97,900 to $107,600, a 9.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Howard County, MO is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Howard County, MO have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Howard County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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