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Howard County, IA
The county was named for Gen. Tilghman Ashurst Howard, Indiana governor.

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The estimated population in 2004 was 9,834. This was a decrease of  -.99% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$34,641
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Howard County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Howard County was $25,943. This was an increase of 20.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 84% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Cresco

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37% of Howard County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Howard County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Howard County include Albion Township Cemetery, Albion Township Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Chester Hill Cemetery, Foreston Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Howard Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Howard County include Chester, Cresco, Elma, Lime Springs, Protivin, Saratoga ... View communities

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School districts in Howard County include Howard-Winneshiek Countymm Schools District, Riceville Countymm Schools District ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Howard County include Cresco Public Library, Elma Public Library, Lime Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Howard County include Northeast Iowa Focus ... View newspapers

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Howard County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Howard County political report.

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Hotels in Howard County include Super 8

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