Howard county is located in southwest Arkansas. Howard county has 588.55 square miles of land area and 6.76 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Howard county population is 13,685, which has shrunk 4.30% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 10.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Howard county median household income is $38,050 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.58% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 28.22% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Howard county median house value is $79,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.09% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 49.31% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Howard county is close to the state average in quality. The Howard county area code is 870.
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