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Howard County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 900.8 square miles
Population Density 38.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 36,147
Population change 3.2%
Under 5 years of age 6%
Under 18 21.8%
65 and over 12.6%
Females 43.4%
White 88.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 39.4
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 7%
Native American 1.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 74%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.1%
Veterans 2,843
Households and Housing
Households 11,010
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 79.2%
Median household income $45,612
The per capita income $19,965
Live below the poverty line. 15.3%
housing units 13,046
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $65,900
Residents owning their homes. 67.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,148
Women-owned firms 25.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 9%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $341,223
Retail sales per capita $10,608
Manufacturers shipments $2,449,585
Merchant wholesaler sales $88,463