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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Howard County is located in Texas with a population of 36,491. In Howard County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Howard County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
36,491

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$837
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    466.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    768.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,515
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Howard County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,855
National
$55,322

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