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|People QuickFacts||Howard County||Missouri|
|Population, 2014 estimate||10,159||6,063,589|
|Population, 2013 estimate||10,260||6,044,917|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||10,148||5,988,923|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||0.1%||1.2%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.1%||0.9%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.0%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.0%||23.1%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||16.4%||15.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.3%||51.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||91.9%||83.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||5.3%||11.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.0%||2.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||1.3%||3.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||90.9%||80.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||87.8%||83.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.3%||3.9%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||1.9%||6.1%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||85.6%||87.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||22.7%||26.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||24.5||23.1|
|Housing units, 2013||4,533||2,719,001|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||74.0%||68.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||8.5%||19.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$96,400||$137,000|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.46||2.47|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$21,598||$25,649|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$42,747||$47,380|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||18.2%||15.5%|
|Business QuickFacts||Howard County||Missouri|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||192||150,2902|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||1,942||2,355,3362|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||1.3%||1.5%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||689||394,685|
|Total number of firms, 2007||946||501,064|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||4.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.6%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||26.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||110,907,604|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||19,306||81,032,913|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||88,059||76,575,216|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$8,968||$12,957|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||3,435||11,070,634|
|Building permits, 2013||2||13,708|
|Geography QuickFacts||Howard County||Missouri|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||463.85||68,741.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||21.9||87.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|