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Overview

Introduction to Howard, Wisconsin

Howard, Wisconsin, in Brown county, is 3 miles NW of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 104 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is in the Green Bay area. There are 13,546 residents in Howard.

Howard History

In 1634, the Green Bay area was first explored by Europeans. The first person to arrive in the area was Jean Nicolet, who was a French voyager. Howard was founded in 1835. The community gradually developed along Duck Creek and became a center for farming, lumbering, mail delivery and quarrying. In 1959, the community was officially incorporated as the Village of Howard. Since then, it has grown industrially, commercially and residentially. In course of time, a suburban community began to grow on the northwestern side of Green Bay. The area was named in honor of Brig. General Benjamin Howard, an officer during the war of 1812.

Howard and nearby Attractions

  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County
  • Plamann County Park
  • White Pillars Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • National Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Howard

The Neville Public Museum of Brown County, the White Pillars Museum, the National Railroad Museum and the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum offer insights into the area’s history. The Oneida Golf and Country Club, the Shorewood Golf Course and the Highland Ridge Golf Club are all nearby. From Howard, one can also plan a trip to the Green Bay Botanical Garden, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and the Bay Beach Amusement Park.

Howard Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Howard Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Lakeland College.

People

Total Population 18,668
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,048
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,676
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,685

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,828
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $176,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 7.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Howard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Brown
Metro Area Green Bay
Standard Zip Codes 54303, 54313
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.543
Longitude -88.088

Howard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREEN BAY STRBL INTL AP
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Station OCONTO 4 W
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Station APPLETON
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hobart (54313)

Suamico (54313)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allouez 13,947 $78,351
Ashwaubenon 17,082 $70,631
De Pere 24,366 $76,101
Green Bay 104,847 $53,621
Pulaski 3,531 $70,000
Seymour 3,450 $48,953

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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