Howard County is located in central Missouri. The County Seat is Fayette and the largest city is Fayette . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/howard-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 10,159 and the 2010 census population was 10,148. The land area is 463.85 square miles and there are 21.9 persons per square mile.
91.9% of the population is White, 5.3% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 85.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,400, there are 3,825 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,598, the median household income is $42,747, and 18.2% of the persons in Howard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 946. Retail sales (in $1000) were $88,059, and sales per capita were $8,968.
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