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Howard County, Texas

Howard County, Texas
Howard County Court House in downtown Big Spring
Map of Texas highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1882
Named for Volney E. Howard
Seat Big Spring
Largest city Big Spring
 • Total 904 sq mi (2,341 km2)
 • Land 901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.4%
 • (2010) 35,012
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.howard.cowww
Howard County Library in Big Spring

Howard County is a

  • Howard County government’s website
  • Howard County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Howard County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The county is served by a daily newspaper, local stations KBST (AM), KBST-FM, KBTS (FM), KBYG (AM), nearby stations KBXJ (FM), KPET (AM) and KWDC (FM), and the various Midland and Odessa radio and TV stations.


The median income for a household in the county was $30,805, and the median income for a family was $37,262. Males had a median income of $28,971 versus $21,390 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,027. About 14.50% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.50 males.

There were 11,389 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 33,627 people, 11,389 households, and 7,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,589 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.14% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 12.43% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 37.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

Howard County is located at the boundary between the Llano Estacado to the north and the Edwards Plateau to the south. Beals Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River flows through the center of Big Spring and divides these two major physiographic regions.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 901 square miles (2,330 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Media 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Howard County is included in the Big Spring, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

[4].Texas from U.S. Congressman, a Volney E. Howard It is named for [3]

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