Howard County , Maryland

Howard County: County in Maryland, United States

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Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 287,085 and a population density of 437 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 325,690 inhabitants. Its county seat is Ellicott City. The county was created 183 years ago in 1837.


Howard County is located at 39°15'3"N 76°55'52"W (39.2507200, -76.9311900). It has 5 neighbors: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Montgomery County and Prince George s County.

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Howard County Quick Facts

Population : 325,690 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Maryland (United States)
Different from : Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County
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Area : 657 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : John Eager Howard
Altitude : 394 feet / 120 meters
Capital : Ellicott City
Establishment : January 01, 1838
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:45:12 (13th June 2021)
Density : 496 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 11.85% (2010-2019)

Howard County has 5 neighbours.


The population of Howard County increased by 11.85% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 287,085 - census
2011 293,583 2.21% estimation process
2012 299,184 1.87% estimation process
2013 303,527 1.43% estimation process
2014 306,909 1.1% estimation process
2015 311,297 1.41% estimation process
2016 315,416 1.31% estimation process
2017 319,251 1.2% estimation process
2018 322,621 1.04% estimation process
2019 325,690 0.94% estimation process

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People born in Howard County (10)

People born in Howard County, including politician Edwin Warfield, Confederate States Army brigadier general during the Civil War Allen Thomas, soldier in the Civil War Decatur Dorsey, you can see a list of people who born in Howard County.

Other places with the same name (6)

Howard County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Howard County.

City Name Population Title

Maryland Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Maryland 6,045,680 State of the United States of America
Essex 1,832,752 Census-designated place in Maryland, United States
Montgomery County 1,050,688 County in Maryland, United States
Prince George's County 909,327 County in Maryland, United States
Baltimore County 827,370 County in Maryland, United States
City of Baltimore 621,849 Independent city in Maryland, United States
Baltimore 593,490 Independent city in Maryland, United States
Anne Arundel County 579,234 County in Maryland, United States
Frederick County 259,547 County in Maryland, United States
Harford County 255,441 County in Maryland, United States
Carroll County 168,447 County in New Hampshire, United States
Charles County 163,257 County in Maryland, United States
Washington County 151,049 County in Maryland, United States
Redland 147,010 Unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Saint Mary's County 113,510 County in Maryland, United States
Wicomico County 103,609 County in Maryland, United States
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