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The 2000 Census showed that Howard County had a population of 14,300 people. This represented 0.53% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Howard had a population of 14,291 people.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,789-3.57%-3.51% since 2009
200714,106-1.36%-0.8% since 2006
200614,220-0.56%-0.87% since 2005
200514,345+0.31%+0.64% since 2004
200414,254-0.32%-0.33% since 2003
200114,230-0.49%-0.49% since 2000
200014,300The Last Census

Howard County had 6,297 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Howard County has a total area<3> of 595 square miles [1,541 km²]. Of this total, 587 square miles [1,521 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.31%) being water (7.78 square miles [20.15 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Howard County had a population density of 24.34 people per square mile [9.4 people/km²], making it the state's 48th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Howard County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Howard and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Howard County QuickFact (QF-05061).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Howard County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Howard County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HempsteadQF-05057   SE23,02723,587-2.37%
Little RiverQF-05081   SW12,95213,628-4.96%
PikeQF-05109   NE10,62711,303-5.98%
PolkQF-05113   NW20,25920,2290.15%
SevierQF-05133   W16,90415,7577.28%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Howard. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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