Howard county is located close to the center of Nebraska. Howard county has 569.34 square miles of land area and 6.26 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Howard county population is 6,274, which has shrunk 4.46% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 6.72% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Howard county median household income is $45,453 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 36.48% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 23.33% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Howard county median house value is $89,300 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 35.10% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 45.00% and is lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. 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 308.
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