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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Howard County is located in Indiana with a population of 82,457. In Howard County, most residents own their homes. In Howard County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and retirees live in Howard County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Howard County are above average.
Population
82,457

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Howard County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    566.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    715.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,024
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Howard County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,958
National
$55,322

Howard County Reviews

1 review
Howard county is on the upswing, but definitely has some issues. Drugs and poverty are the biggest problems for the area. I would love to see county leaders improve addiction treatment centers as well as create more programs for impoverish youth to prevent them from falling into the allure of drugs.
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