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Howe, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Howe Census Designated Place had a population of 829 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.7214 and longitude -85.4205 in LaGrange County. The formal boundaries for the Howe Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Howe: Lima.

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Howe, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Howe, IN Housing Affordability Index is 175
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Howe, IN Wealth Index is 54
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 829 (100%)
Population in Households 762 (91.9%)
Population in Families 669 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 8.1%)
Population Density 464
Diversity Index2 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,987
Average Household Income $58,373
Per Capita Income $18,191
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $143,145
Housing Affordability Index3 175
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.29% 0.43%
Households 0.43% 0.46%
Families 0.84% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Howe, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howe to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 374 45th
Population Density # 579 15th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 490 28th
Per Capita Income # 648 5th

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