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Howe is a township in Perry County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Howe. For links to other places called Howe, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Howe is 40.501N. The longitude is -77.116W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,079 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 493.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Howe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry 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 17074 ZIP code.
44% of Howe residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Howe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Howe was $22,521, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Howe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Howe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,021.
Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Howe political report.
The average commute time for Howe workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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