Howard, South Dakota

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Howard, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Howard Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Howard Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Howard Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Howard Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Howard, South Dakota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Howard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 206 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Miner
Standard Zip Codes 57349
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.01
Longitude -97.526

Howard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HOWARD
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station DE SMET
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
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Howard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,071 100%
Male 484 45.2%
Female 587 54.8%
Under 18 243 22.7%
18+ 828 77.3%
65+ 345 32.2%
Median Age 45.5
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,051 98.1%
African-American 5 0.5%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.3%

Estimated Howard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 945
Growth -126
Growth % -11.8%

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 48.3%
Norwegian 14.7%
Irish 8.2%
US/American 6.6%
English 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Dutch 2.6%
Danish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Russian 0.8%
Luxemburger 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
Finnish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Howard, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Argonne (57349)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Howard 1,071 $36,518
Artesian 157 $43,750
Canova 140 $33,750
Carthage 187 $32,917
Oldham 206 $30,000
Ramona 190 $40,938
Spencer 157 $34,688

Howard Public Libraries

Howard Public Library
Howard, South Dakota
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Howard High Schools (2004)

Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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