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Howard is a borough in Centre County, in the State College metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Howard. For links to other places called Howard, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Howard is 41.012N. The longitude is -77.654W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 699.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Howard demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16841 ZIP code.
39% of Howard residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Howard ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Howard was $18,549, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Howard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Howard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $848.
Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Howard political report.
The average commute time for Howard workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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