Howard County, Iowa

Howard County: County in Iowa, United States


Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,566 and a population density of 8 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 9,176 inhabitants. Its county seat is Cresco. The county was created 172 years ago in 1850.

Howard County locator map
Location of Howard County on Iowa map.

Quick Facts about Howard County

Population : 9,176 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
Different from : Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County, Howard County
Area : 1227 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.08%
Land as percent of area : 99.92%
Named for : Tilghman Howard
Capital : Cresco
Establishment : January 01, 1851
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 07:13:22 (23rd September 2023)
Density : 7 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.25% (2010-2020)
Weather : 77℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
HowardCountyCourthouseCrescoIowa image
HowardCountyCourthouseCrescoIowa image


Howard County is located at 43°21'24"N 92°19'2"W (43.3567700, -92.3172000). It has 2 neighbors: Chickasaw County and Fillmore County.

Howard County map

The largest city of Howard County is Cresco with a population of 3,744. Other cities include, Riceville population 762, Elma population 529, Lime Springs population 476 and Protivin population 266. See all Howard County cities & populated places.

Howard County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Howard County.

City Name Population Title
Cresco 3,744 City in Iowa
Riceville 762 City in Iowa, United States
Elma 529 Human settlement in Howard County, Iowa, United States of America
Lime Springs 476 City in Iowa
Protivin 266 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
Chester 120 City in Howard County, Iowa, United States


Howard County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 12 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. more

Howard County has 2 neighbours.

  • Cresco


According to census records, the population of Howard County decreased by 4.25% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,566 - census
2011 9,546 -0.21% estimation process
2012 9,548 0.02% estimation process
2013 9,439 -1.15% estimation process
2014 9,353 -0.92% estimation process
2015 9,313 -0.43% estimation process
2016 9,257 -0.6% estimation process
2017 9,229 -0.3% estimation process
2018 9,172 -0.62% estimation process
2019 9,158 -0.15% estimation process
2020 9,176 0.2% estimation process

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