Howe, Oklahoma

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Howe, Oklahoma

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High Points

Howe strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oklahoma):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Howe Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Howe Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Howe, Oklahoma

Comparing Howe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oklahoma (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
Median Family Income 1 3
College Educated Adults 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
People Living Alone 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 2 2

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Howe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SW of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Le Flore
Standard Zip Codes 74940
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.951
Longitude -94.636

Howe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station POTEAU
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station MENA
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
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Howe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 697 100%
Male 365 52.4%
Female 332 47.6%
Under 18 204 29.3%
18+ 493 70.7%
65+ 71 10.2%
Median Age 31.8
Average Family Size 3.16
White 549 78.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 8%
Other 25 3.6%
Mixed Race 61 8.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 4.9%

Estimated Howe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 715
Growth 18
Growth % 2.6%

Howe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 36%
US/American 23.4%
German 13.4%
Irish 11.8%
Dutch 5.5%
English 2.8%
Italian 2.5%
Ukrainian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch West Indian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Polish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Howe 697 $28,194
Cameron 312 $26,339
Heavener 3,201 $28,654
Panama 1,362 $29,500
Poteau 7,939 $31,226
Shady Point 848 $31,250
Wister 1,002 $26,417
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Howe High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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