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Howard, Kansas

Howard is a city located in Elk County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 808. It is the county seat of Elk County6.


\nHoward is located at 37°28'7" North, 96°15'47" West (37.468517, -96.263014)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 808 people, 350 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density is 445.7/km² (1,154.6/mi²). There are 452 housing units at an average density of 249.3/km² (645.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.93% White, 0.25% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 1.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 350 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% are non-families. 37.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.83. In the city the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.6 males. The median income for a household in the city is $25,822, and the median income for a family is $28,365. Males have a median income of $24,886 versus $16,354 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,441. 14.5% of the population and 11.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.2% are under the age of 18 and 14.6% are 65 or older.