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Encyclopedia > Howard County, Indiana
Howard County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1844
Seat Kokomo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

761 km² (294 mi²)
759 km² (293 mi²)
2 km² (1 mi²), 0.29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

84,964
112/km² 
Website: www.co.howard.in.us

Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Howard and Tipton counties. Originally named Richardville County, it was rechristened in 1844 to commemorate General Tilghman Ashurst Howard. As of 2000, the population was 84,964. The county seat is Kokomo.6. The license plate number for Howard County is 34. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Howard_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Indiana ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Kokomo (IPA: ) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indianas 13th largest city. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Kokomo (IPA: ) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indianas 13th largest city. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Tipton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Tilghman Ashurst Howard (November 14, 1797–August 16, 1844) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 761 km² (294 mi²). 759 km² (293 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.29%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... United States Highway 35 is an north-south United States highway that runs northwest-southeast for 424 miles (682 km) from northern Indiana to the western suburbs of Charleston, West Virginia. ... State Road 19 in the U.S. State of Indiana runs from the Michigan state line to Elkhart was originally part of U.S. Highway 112 from 1926 to 1934, and U.S. Highway 112S from 1934 to 1936. ... State Road 22 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a major thoroughfare from Kokomo to Interstate 69. ... State Road 26 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west highway in north-central Indiana. ... State Road 213 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a short north-south state highway in the eastern portion of Indiana. ...

Adjacent Counties

Miami County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ... Tipton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...

History

This County was organized in 1844. It was first known as Richardville County. Its first name honored Jean Baptiste Richardville, a chief of the Miami. Richardville's name was Pe-che-wa, which translates to Wildcat, hence Wildcat Creek. Jean Baptiste de Richardville (c. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. ... Jean Baptiste de Richardville (c. ... Wildcat Creek is a creek over 10 miles long between the urban areas of Richmond and Berkeley, California. ...


In 1846, the name was changed to Howard County, in honor of Gen. Tilghman Howard, U.S. Representative from Indiana, who died in 1844. Tilghman Ashurst Howard (November 14, 1797–August 16, 1844) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


In June 1985 a school in the county known as Western School Corporation became famous for expelling Ryan White (December 6, 1971 - April 8,1990) for contracting AIDS. White was a severe hemophiliac, becoming infected with HIV when receiving a tainted batch of blood products as part of his hemophilia treatment. Over 117 parents and 50 teachers, signed a petition encouraging school leaders to ban White from the school. Western School Corporation is a public school district which serves Russiaville, Alto, New London, West Middleton, and southwestern Kokomo in Howard County, Indiana. ... Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990[1]) was a young man with AIDS from Kokomo, Indiana who became a national spokesman for AIDS, after being expelled from school because of his infection. ...


Demographics

Howard County
Population by year

2000 84,964
1990 80,827
1980 86,896
1970 83,198
1960 69,509
1950 54,498
1940 47,752
1930 46,696
1920 43,965
1910 33,177
1900 28,575
1890 26,186
1880 19,584
1870 15,847
1860 12,524
1850 6,657

As of the census² of 2000, there were 84,964 people, 34,800 households, and 23,559 families residing in the county. The population density was 112/km² (290/mi²). There were 37,604 housing units at an average density of 50/km² (128/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.73% White, 6.55% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 2.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.6% were of American, 20.9% German, 9.7% English and 8.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as a nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 34,800 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $43,487, and the median income for a family was $53,051. Males had a median income of $43,767 versus $26,566 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,049. About 6.60% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 6.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Howard County is Indiana's second most wealthy county, only Hamilton County is wealthier. County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ...


Places to See

The Wildcat Creek is a creek in northcentral Indiana that is a major tributary of the Wabash River. ... Russiaville is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Greentown is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...

Road Construction

Kokomo and Howard County are currently working together for major road construcion on Kokomo's west side. North Dixon Road is closed from Markland Avenue (south) to Sycamore Street (north). When complete, Dixon Road will be four lanes from Alto Road (south) to Jefferson Street (north). Kokomo (IPA: ) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indianas 13th largest city. ...


Cities, Towns and Villages

Alto is a village located in western Howard County. ... Cassville is a village located in extreme north Howard County. ... Center is a town in southeastern Howard County, Indiana. ... Greentown is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... Indian Heights is a census-designated place located in Howard County, Indiana. ... Kokomo (IPA: ) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indianas 13th largest city. ... Russiaville is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 40°29′N 86°07′W / 40.48, -86.12 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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As part of The INGenWeb Project (State Coordinator Debby Beheler) and The USGenWeb Project, this website is designed to act as a clearinghouse for family history and genealogy information related to Howard County, Indiana.
This site is not affiliated with or part of any official Howard County or Kokomo civic website.
If you would like to contribute information to these pages or know of other appropriate links (such as family genealogies, source materials, etc.) please contact the Coordinator, Tracey Morris.
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