Howard is located in southeast Kansas. Howard is part of Elk County. Howard has 0.70 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Howard population is 667, which has shrunk 17.45% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Howard median household income is $32,143 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.48% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 27.69% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Howard median house value is $43,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 69.26% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 54.97% and is higher 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 is much better than the state average in quality. The Howard area code is 620.