Howard County is located in central Indiana. The County Seat is Kokomo and the largest city is Kokomo. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.howard.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 82,982 and the 2010 census population was 82,752. The land area is 293.06 square miles and there are 282.4 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 7.2% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,500, there are 34,544 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,071, the median household income is $43,590, and 16.7% of the persons in Howard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,748. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,194,698, and sales per capita were $14,264. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.8%.
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