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Howard County, Texas

300 Main St
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: (432) 264-2213
Fax: (432) 264-2215
www.co.howard.tx.us

In south-central TX panhandle, west of Abilene; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Volney Erskine Howard (1809-89), MS legislator, U.S. representative from TX (1849-53), and judge of CA superior court (1878-79)

Area (sq mi):: 904.19 (land 902.84; water 1.36) Population per square mile: 36.00
Population 2005: 32,522 State rank: 88 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 4.00% Population 2000: 33,627 (White 56.80%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 37.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 15.10%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,027; median household $30,805; Population below poverty level: 18.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,011-$21,925
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Big Spring County seat (24,524)

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    Howard County, Iowa

    137 N Elm St County Courthouse
    Cresco, IA 52136
    Phone: (563) 547-2661
    Fax: (563) 547-3605
    www.crescoia.com/howardcounty/index.html

    On northern border of IA, north of Waterloo; established Jan 15, 1851 from Chickasaw and Floyd counties. Name Origin: For Tilghman Ashurst Howard (1797-1844), TN legislator, U.S. representative from IN (1839-40), and TX patriot

    Area (sq mi):: 473.76 (land 473.40; water 0.36) Population per square mile: 20.50
    Population 2005: 9,700 State rank: 80 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 1.30% Population 2000: 9,932 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.50
    Income 2000: per capita $17,842; median household $34,641; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,812-$25,947
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Howard County, Maryland

    3430 Courthouse Dr
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Phone: (410) 313-2011
    Fax: (410) 313-3051
    www.co.ho.md.us

    In north-central MD, west of Baltimore; organized as Howard District in1838 from Anne Arundel County; formed as county May 13, 1851. Name Origin: For John Eager Howard (1752-1827), member of the Continental Congress (1784-88), MD governor (1788-91), and U.S. senator (1796-1803)

    Area (sq mi):: 253.55 (land 252.04; water 1.51) Population per square mile: 1069.10
    Population 2005: 269,457 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 8.70%; 1990-2000 32.30% Population 2000: 247,842 (White 72.60%; Black or African American 14.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 7.70%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 11.30%. Median age: 35.50
    Income 2000: per capita $32,402; median household $74,167; Population below poverty level: 3.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $43,647-$46,281
    Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Baltimore County seat (636,251)

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    Howard County, Missouri

    1 Courthouse Sq
    Fayette, MO 65248
    Phone: (660) 248-2284
    Fax: (660) 248-1075

    In north-central MO, northwest of Columbia; organized Jan 13, 1816 (prior to statehood) from Saint Louis and Saint Charles counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Benjamin Howard (1760-1814), KY legislator and U.S. representative (1807-10), governor of LA Territory (1810-12), and commander of the Eighth Military Department, territory west of the Mississippi River

    Area (sq mi):: 470.55 (land 465.74; water 4.82) Population per square mile: 21.40
    Population 2005: 9,957 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.50%; 1990-2000 6.00% Population 2000: 10,212 (White 90.70%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.70
    Income 2000: per capita $15,198; median household $31,614; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,912-$23,319
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Howard County, Indiana

    PO Box 9004
    Kokomo, IN 46904
    Phone: (765) 456-2204
    Fax: (765) 456-2267
    co.howard.in.us

    In central IN, east of Marion; organized as Richardville County Jan 15, 1844 from Indian lands; name changed 1846. Name Origin: For Tilghman Ashurst Howard (1797-1844), TN legislator, U.S. representative from IN (1839-40), and charge d'affaires to the Republic of TX (1844)

    Area (sq mi):: 293.93 (land 293.07; water 0.86) Population per square mile: 290.00
    Population 2005: 84,977 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 5.10% Population 2000: 84,964 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 6.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 1.00%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 37.10
    Income 2000: per capita $22,049; median household $43,487; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,659-$31,084
    Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kokomo County seat (46,070)

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    Howard County, Arkansas

    421 N Main St Rm 10
    Nashville, AR 71852
    Phone: (870) 845-7502
    Fax: (870) 845-7505

    In southwestern AR, north of Texarkana; organized Apr 17, 1873 from Pike County. Name Origin: Said to be named for James Howard, a state senator

    Area (sq mi):: 595.20 (land 587.42; water 7.78) Population per square mile: 24.80
    Population 2005: 14,552 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 5.40% Population 2000: 14,300 (White 71.50%; Black or African American 21.90%; Hispanic or Latino 5.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 36.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,586; median household $28,699; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,064-$20,940
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Howard County, Nebraska

    PO Box 25
    Saint Paul, NE 68873
    Phone: (308) 754-4343
    Fax: (308) 754-4125
    www.howardcounty.ne.gov

    In east-central NE, north of Grand Island; organized Mar 1, 1871 from Hall County. Name Origin: For Gen. Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), Union officer in the Seminole War and the Civil War; president of Howard University (1869-73). Others believe it was for Howard Paul, son of an early settler, whose family founded Saint Paul, the county seat

    Area (sq mi):: 575.74 (land 569.47; water 6.27) Population per square mile: 11.80
    Population 2005: 6,708 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 2.10%; 1990-2000 8.50% Population 2000: 6,567 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,535; median household $33,305; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,496-$25,053
    Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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