Howard, WI

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Population

19,121

0.902% growth

Median Age

39.1


Median Household Income

$63,289

5.66% growth

Poverty Rate

8.39%


Number of Employees

10,270

0.647% growth

Median Property Value

$189,800

3.1% growth

About

In 2017, Howard, WI had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $63,289. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Howard, WI grew from 18,950 to 19,121, a 0.902% increase and its median household income grew from $59,898 to $63,289, a 5.66% increase.

The population of Howard, WI is 89.8% White Alone, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.1% Asian Alone. 7.96% of the people in Howard, WI speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Howard, WI is $189,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Howard, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Howard, WI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Howard, WI employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Howard, WI are Manufacturing (1,770 people), Retail Trade (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,417 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,139), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,688).

Median household income in Howard, WI is $63,289. Males in Howard, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Howard, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,289

2017 value

± $5,077

5.66%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Howard, WI have a median annual income of $63,289, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,898 in 2016, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Howard, WI made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Howard, WI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Howard, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 205.04

  2. Census Tract 205.03

  3. Census Tract 9400

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Howard, WI was Census Tract 205.04 with a value of $78,188, followed by Census Tract 205.03 and Census Tract 9400, with respective values of $62,644 and $52,051.

The following map shows all of the places in Howard, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.39% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Howard, WI (1.6k out of 19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,129 ± 244

  2. Other

    257 ± 170

  3. Hispanic

    257 ± 170

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Howard, WI is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.3k

2017 Value

± 692

0.647%

1 Year growth

± 9.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Howard, WI grew at a rate of 0.647%, from 10.2k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Howard, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,513 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,248 people), and Management Occupations (1,052 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Howard, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Howard, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,513 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,248 people), and Management Occupations (1,052 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Howard, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.38 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Howard, WI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,539), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,750), and Protective Service Occupations ($64,219).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 692

0.647%

1 Year growth

± 9.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Howard, WI grew at a rate of 0.647%, from 10.2k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Howard, WI, are Manufacturing (1,770 people), Retail Trade (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,417 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Howard, WI, though some of these residents may live in Howard, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Howard, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,770 people), Retail Trade (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,417 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Howard, WI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.7 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.47 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Howard, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,139), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,688).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Machinery and $26B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Howard, WI has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 9.95% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 9.55% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Howard, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Howard, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1247 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.57%

Uninsured

61.9%

Employer Coverage

9.95%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

9.55%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Howard, WI declined by 11.8% from 6.31% to 5.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Howard, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Howard, WI is home to a population of 19.1k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.82% of Howard, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Howard, WI is composed of 17.2k White Alone residents (89.8%), 790 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.13%), 593 Asian Alone residents (3.1%), 216 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.13%), 182 Black or African American Alone residents (0.952%), 161 Two or More Races residents (0.842%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Howard, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (505 speakers), Hmong (241 speakers), and Chinese (200 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Howard, WI was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Howard, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Howard, WI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.82% of Howard, WI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Howard, WI was 4.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Howard, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Howard, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Howard, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Howard, WI was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.2k ± 548

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    790 ± 404

  3. Asian Alone

    593 ± 285

In 2017, there were 21.7 times more White Alone residents (17.2k people) in Howard, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 790 Hispanic or Latino and 593 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Howard, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    505 speakers (2.86%)

  2. Hmong

    241 speakers (1.37%)

  3. Chinese

    200 speakers (1.13%)

7.96% of Howard, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Howard, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.86% of the overall population of Howard, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.37% speak Hmong and 1.13% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    447 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    242 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    125 ± 63

Howard, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howard, WI was $189,800 in 2017, which is 0.872 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $184,100 to $189,800, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Howard, WI is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Howard, WI have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Howard, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,289

Median Household Income

± $5,077

7.67k

Number of Households

± 560

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.67k households in Howard, WI grew to $63,289 from the previous year's value of $59,898.

The following chart displays the households in Howard, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$189,800

2017 Median

± $9,339

$184,100

2016 Median

± $6,970

In 2017, the median property value in Howard, WI grew to to $189,800 from the previous year's value of $184,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Howard, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Howard, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Howard, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Howard, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Howard, WI have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Howard, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.53%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Howard, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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