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Howe, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Howe Census Designated Place had a population of 823 as of July 1, 2016. Howe ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Howe is located at latitude 41.7228 and longitude -85.4255 in LaGrange County. The formal boundaries for the Howe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaGrange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

The Howe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629774) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Howe Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lima, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaGrange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Howe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howe: Lima.

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Howe, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 823
Population in Households 756
Population in Familes 665
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 460
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $117,692
Average Home Value $131,868


Median Household Income $53,111
Average Household Income $61,994
Per Capita Income $20,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.46%
Households 0.26% 0.47%
Families 1.0% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Howe, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howe to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 379 44th
Population Density1 # 580 15th
Diversity Index2 # 25 97th
Median Household Income # 227 67th
Per Capita Income # 494 28th

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