Howe, IN 46746 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46746: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Howe, IN 46746

Not Acceptable, USPS
Brighton, IN 46746
Lima, IN 46746

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 102
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,389
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: LaGrange County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.717, Longitude -85.414
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Howe, IN 46746 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,096
Daytime Population: Workers 1,076
Daytime Population: Residents 2,369
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 3,976
Population in Familes 3,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $53,765
Average Household Income $63,080
Per Capita Income $22,479


Total Housing Units 1,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,124 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $134,056
Average Home Value $164,880


Total Households 1,417
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,091
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.75%
Households 0.59% 0.75%
Families 0.42% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Howe, IN 46746 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46746 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 341 57th
Population Density # 529 33rd
Diversity Index # 101 87th
Median Household Income # 308 61st
Per Capita Income # 590 25th

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