Welcome to Howard County

Howard County Main Photo

“At the Crossroads of West Texas”

  • Population: 34,860; (2020 Census)
  • County seat: Big Spring
  • Howard County, founded in August 1876, was named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas. 

American Community Survey 5-Year Data Profile

Major Towns

School Districts

Howard County Resources

Howard County

Population

Total Population

34,989

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

75.500

Housing & Income

Households

11,719

Total Housing Units

14,091


Owner Occupied

7,828

Renter Occupied

3,891

Vacant

2,372

Median Home Value

$138,116


Average Home Value

$162,893

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.30%

Income Projection

Median Household

$62,765 $70,293


Average Household

$83,164 $93,636


Per Capita

$28,163 $31,558

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,147

Total Employed

12,925

Workers 16+

14,070

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

79

Employed

2,674

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

174

Employed

1,495

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

77

Employed

1,219

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

109

Employed

1,207

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

1,108

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

73

Employed

942

Some
High School

2,444

Graduated
High School

5,989

Associates
Degree

1,969

Bachelor's
Degree

2,403

Graduate
Degree

1,124

Average Commute Time

19 min.



Resident Commuters

11,834

Non-Resident Commuters

2,150

Drive Alone

11,318

Carpooled

2,017

Public

14

Work At Home

282


Add to Report
View Custom Report