Howard, Pennsylvania

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Howard, Pennsylvania

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

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Top 10% Howard People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Howard, Pennsylvania

Comparing Howard to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Howard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Centre
Metro Area State College
Standard Zip Codes 16841
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.014
Longitude -77.658

Howard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
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Howard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 699 100%
Male 352 50.4%
Female 347 49.6%
Under 18 159 22.7%
18+ 540 77.3%
65+ 104 14.9%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 697 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Howard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 665
Growth -34
Growth % -4.9%

Howard 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
German 40%
US/American 14.6%
Irish 11.8%
English 9.1%
Dutch 4.1%
Italian 3.9%
Swedish 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Polish 2.4%
Pennsylvania German 2%
Slovak 1.2%
Swiss 1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Howard 699 $47,885
Beech Creek 717 $39,167
Bellefonte 6,395 $42,378
Centre Hall 1,079 $49,333
Flemington 1,319 $36,776
Milesburg 1,187 $37,885
Mill Hall 1,568 $36,250
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