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Howard County, AR


Designated Market Area: Shreveport, LA-AR-OK-TX
USDA County Type (2015): Manufacturing, Low Education
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 12,557   ( 1,232 from 2010)
Land area: 587.3 square miles
Population density: 21.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:7,882 62.77% 15.2%
Black:2,50319.93% 11.0%
Indian:1261.00% 34.0%
Asian:890.71% 4.3%
2+ races:2191.74% 58.7%
Hispanic:1,73813.84% 28.8%
Total non-White:4,67537.23% 4.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:328 12.8
Deaths:41816.3
Net Migration: -156-6.1
Net Immigration: 120.5
Change in White population:-1,410 -10.2
Change in Non-White pop.:178 1.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
13,789
9,29267.39%
2,81320.40%
940.68%
930.67%
1381.00%
1,3499.78%
4,49732.61%

2000
14,300
10,22071.47%
3,11121.76%
570.40%
730.51%
1000.70%
7275.08%
4,08028.53%

1990
13,569
10,53777.65%
2,88321.25%
220.16%
20.01%
n/a
1250.92%
3,03222.35%

1980
13,459
10,82480.42%
2,48518.46%
280.21%
250.19%
n/a
910.68%
2,63519.58%

1970
11,412
8,94878.41%
2,36220.70%
30.03%
10.01%
n/a
870.76%
2,464 21.59%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
1,946 13.6
1,54610.8
-885-6.2
5613.9
-928 -6.5
417 2.9
1990's
NumberRate
1,951 14.4
1,80713.3
-215-1.6
730.5
-317 -2.3
1,048 7.7
1980's
NumberRate
2,192 16.3
1,699 12.6
-295 -2.2
n/a
-287 -2.1
397 2.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,320 11.6
n/a
1,876 16.4
171 1.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Howard County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.7
3,308 26.3%
9,249 73.7%
2,310 18.4%
5,224
2.41
3,524 67.5%
2,373 67.3%
511 14.5%
1,700 32.5%

2010
NumberPercent
38.4
3,623 26.3%
10,166 73.7%
2,104 15.3%
5,365
2.54
3,791 70.7%
2,747 72.5%
467 12.3%
1,574 29.3%

2000
NumberPercent
36.3
3,844 26.9%
10,456 73.1%
2,188 15.3%
5,467
2.55
3,928 71.8%
3,075 78.3%
375 9.5%
1,539 28.2%

1990
NumberPercent
34.5
3,761 27.7%
9,808 72.3%
2,340 17.2%
5,032
2.61
3,788 75.3%
3,113 82.2%
330 8.7%
1,244 24.7%

1980
NumberPercent
33.0
4,008 29.8%
9,451 70.2%
2,365 17.6%
4,807
2.74
3,723 77.4%
3,194 85.8%
253 6.8%
1,084 22.6%

2022 Housing Data for Howard County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units6,168 
Median Value$125,300 
Occupied5,22484.7%
Vacant94415.3%
Owned3,79272.6%
Rented1,43227.4%
Median Rent$732 
Single-Family Units4,71276.4%
    Detached4,62775.0%
    Attached851.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units1372.2%
Mobile Homes1,06917.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Howard County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002615.0%
$10,000 to $14,9993416.5%
$15,000 to $19,9992424.6%
$20,000 to $24,99956610.8%
$25,000 to $29,9994117.9%
$30,000 to $34,9993326.4%
$35,000 to $39,9993306.3%
$40,000 to $44,9991382.6%
$45,000 to $49,9991993.8%
$50,000 to $59,99952010.0%
$60,000 to $74,9994819.2%
$75,000 to $99,99955910.7%
$100,000 to $124,9993907.5%
$125,000 to $149,9991863.6%
$150,000 to $199,999961.8%
$200,000 or more1723.3%
Median Household Income44,824 
Per Capita Income25,458 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state93 
Compared to U.S.71 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2053.9%
Public Assistance110.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps56710.9%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed4,19663.9%
Unemployed2944.5%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force4,49068.3%
Not in Labor Force2,08031.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 36.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,9631,80452.1%
Non-Profit201879.7%
Self-Employed44715174.7%
Local Government15127035.9%
State Government10018335.3%
Federal Government213338.9%
Total Private + Self2,4101,95555.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.29267330.3%
Total2,7022,62850.7%
Pct. Govt.14.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts4758.9%
Sales and Office Occupations88716.6%
Professional, Technical97818.3%
Service Occupations93317.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2735.1%
All others2,06438.7%
White Collar 43.8%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing1,77533.3%
Educational services59211.1%
Health care and social assistance54710.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5269.9%
Retail trade3717.0%
Accommodation and food services2695.0%
Construction2584.8%
Public administration1803.4%
Other services1723.2%
Information1482.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1082.0%
Finance and insurance1041.9%
Transportation and warehousing841.6%
Utilities661.2%
Wholesale trade621.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation460.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing250.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction40.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Howard County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,56912.28%
Puerto Rican00.00%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American1301.02%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran1140.89%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran160.13%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American90.07%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian90.07%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic00.00%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese840.66%
Filipino200.16%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English10,08184.6%
Spanish1,46512.3%
German, other Germanic3152.6%
Chinese570.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun50.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English1,0188.0%
Irish9857.7%
German8897.0%
American7636.0%
Swiss2862.2%
Scottish1831.4%
European920.7%
African890.7%
French660.5%
Norwegian590.5%
Dutch570.4%
Swedish570.4%
British500.4%
Italian470.4%
Polish440.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen11,92493.3%
Not a citizen8556.7%
Native11,60890.8%
Foreign-born1,1719.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Howard County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
366 4.3%619 7.3%3,648 42.9%2,598 30.5%844 9.9%430 5.1%
  Average years of education: 12.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 366 4.3%
9-12 Years 619 7.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 3,648 42.9%
Some College 2,598 30.5%
Bach. Degree 844 9.9%
Grad Degree 430 5.1%
Average years of education: 12.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Howard County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 6,559 6,035 524 8.0% 6.8%
1991 6,537 6,089 448 6.9% 7.3%
1992 6,600 6,173 427 6.5% 7.0%
1993 6,766 6,336 430 6.4% 6.1%
1994 6,934 6,596 338 4.9% 5.4%
1995 7,060 6,745 315 4.5% 4.9%
1996 7,206 6,798 408 5.7% 5.2%
1997 7,121 6,726 395 5.5% 5.1%
1998 7,027 6,639 388 5.5% 5.1%
1999 6,973 6,602 371 5.3% 4.5%
2000 6,636 6,357 279 4.2% 4.2%
2001 6,444 6,113 331 5.1% 4.8%
2002 6,590 6,238 352 5.3% 5.3%
2003 6,584 6,195 389 5.9% 5.8%
2004 6,375 5,998 377 5.9% 5.6%
2005 6,197 5,851 346 5.6% 5.3%
2006 6,421 6,070 351 5.5% 5.2%
2007 6,365 6,013 352 5.5% 5.4%
2008 6,298 5,952 346 5.5% 5.4%
2009 6,201 5,710 491 7.9% 7.7%
2010 6,575 6,086 489 7.4% 7.9%
2011 6,746 6,265 481 7.1% 7.9%
2012 6,496 6,080 416 6.4% 7.3%
2013 6,295 5,903 392 6.2% 7.1%
2014 6,254 5,900 354 5.7% 5.9%
2015 6,110 5,856 254 4.2% 5.0%
2016 5,989 5,793 196 3.3% 4.0%
2017 5,995 5,812 183 3.1% 3.7%
2018 5,904 5,703 201 3.4% 3.7%
2019 5,689 5,505 184 3.2% 3.5%
2020 5,533 5,257 276 5.0% 6.1%
2021 5,460 5,278 182 3.3% 4.1%
2022 5,399 5,219 180 3.3% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com