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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,514
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+4,290
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,201
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,809

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,645
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$157,600

Ancestry

Irish17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
English10%
Polish9%
Italian5.9%
Scottish4.5%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch1.8%
Canadian1.8%
Welsh1.6%
Russian1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Czech1%
Maltese0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Greek0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
German0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
African0.1%
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Howell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Livingston County
Standard Zip Codes48843, 48855
P.O. Box Zip Codes48844
Phone Area Codes517
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.6
Approximate Longitude-83.93

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)

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationEAST LANSING 4 S
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches
StationYPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brighton7,567$83,984
Byron525$50,417
Fowlerville2,907$56,786
Linden3,877$76,968
Pinckney2,571$84,750
Webberville1,156$70,714

Howell Public Libraries

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

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Howell Hospitals

Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
(Non-profit)
620 Byron Rd

Howell Public Schools

Challenger Elementary School
1066 West Grand River Ave
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6375
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Charyl Stockwell Academy
9758 East Highland Rd
ZIP: 48843
(810) 632-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Hartland Virtual Academy
9525 E. Highland Rd.
ZIP: 48843
(810) 626-2140
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Highlander Way Middle School
511 North Highlander Way
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6252
Middle
Total Enrollment 865
Howell High School
1200 West Grand River Ave
ZIP: 48843
(517) 540-8300
High
Total Enrollment 2543
Legacy High School
9525 East Highland Rd
ZIP: 48843
(810) 626-2140
High
Total Enrollment 108
Northwest Elementary School
1233 Bower St
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6297
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Parker Middle School
400 Wright Rd
ZIP: 48843
(517) 552-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 886
Pathway School
1429 West Grand River Ave
ZIP: 48843
(517) 546-6240
Other
Total Enrollment 140
Southeast Elementary School
861 East Sibley St
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6283
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Southwest Elementary School
915 Gay St
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6288
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Three Fires Elementary
4125 Crooked Lake Road
ZIP: 48843
(517) 548-6319
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Voyager Elementary School
1450 Byron Rd
ZIP: 48843
(517) 552-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary
3503 Bigelow Rd
ZIP: 48855
(517) 548-1127
Primary
Total Enrollment 540

Howell Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
425 E Washington St
ZIP: 48843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 259
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