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Overview

Introduction to Howell, Michigan

Howell, Michigan, in Livingston county, is 25 miles NW of Ann Arbor, Michigan and 49 miles W of Detroit, Michigan.

Howell History

Howell was established as a city in 1863. James Sage, George Sage, David Austin and John D. Pinckney were the first permanent European settlers in the area, arriving in 1834 and establishing a village in July of 1835. In the same year, Pinckney built a log house in the area and the settlement came to be known as Livingston Centre. Howell became the county seat of Livingston County in 1848.

Howell and nearby Attractions

  • Fair Lane
  • Brighton State Recreation Area
  • Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Alpine Valley
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Howell

Howell celebrates the Michigan Challenge Fest, a hot air balloon festival, every year during the third weekend of June. It also hosts the three-day Howell Melon Festival every August, and the Howell Fantasy of Lights Parade every year on the day after Thanksgiving. Local parks include the Rolling Oaks Park, Howell City Park, Argyle Park, Lakeside Park and Don Miller Park.

Howell Transportation

Bishop International is the nearest major airport.

Howell Higher Education

Cleary College is the local College. Others nearby include the Baker College of Auburn Hills, the Baker College of Flint, Madonna University, Michigan State University and Baker College of Jackson.

People

Total Population 9,502
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,210
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,977
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,551
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.9%
Median Gross Rent $761
Median House Value $131,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.8%
Irish 16.9%

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

Howell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 48843, 48855
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48844, 48863
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.607
Longitude -83.929

Howell 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 MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station EAST LANSING 4 S
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station YPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oak Grove (48863)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 7,555 $79,818
Byron 576 $51,667
Fowlerville 2,887 $48,958
Linden 3,886 $72,206
Pinckney 2,672 $70,438

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

Howell Public Libraries

Library
Howell Carnegie District Library
314 WEST GRAND RIVER
Howell, Michigan
(517) 546-0720
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Howell Hospitals

SAINT JOSEPH MERCY LIVINGSTON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
620 BYRON RD
(517) 545-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Howell High Schools

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HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL
1200 W. GRAND RIVER
517-548-6206
Serves 2,481 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

HARTLAND HIGH SCHOOL
9525 HIGHLAND ROAD
810-632-6363
Serves 1,581 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

PATHWAY SCHOOL
1429 W. GRAND RIVER AVENUE
517-546-6240
A Special Education School
Serves 338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

LIVINGSTON TECHNICAL ACADEMY
3750 CLEARY DRIVE
517-545-0828
A Charter School.
Serves 163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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