Howard County (Texas)

The Howard County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( County Seat) located in Big Spring.


The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Texas and is in the west about 90 miles from New Mexico removed. It has an area of ​​2342 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Borden County, Mitchell County, Sterling County, Glasscock County and Martin County.


Howard County formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named for Volney Howard, a Representative from Texas in the U.S. Congress.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 33 627 people in Howard County; it was counted 11,389 households, and 7,949 families. The population density was 14 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 80.14 percent White, 4.13 percent African American, 0.59 percent Native American, 0.59 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 12.43 percent from other races groups; 2.10 percent were descended from two or more races. 37.46 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,389 households out of which 32.8 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 53.3 percent were married couples living together, 12.2 percent were single mothers and 30.2 percent were non-families. 26.8 percent of all households and 13.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

24.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.0 percent between 18 to 24, 30.9 percent between 25 and 44, 21.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.6 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118 males and 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 122.5 males.

The median income for a household was $ 30,805, and the median income for a family was $ 37,262. Males have a median income of $ 28,971, women $ 21,390. The per capita income was $ 15,027. 14.5 percent of families and 18.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Big Spring
  • Coahoma
  • Fairview
  • Forsan
  • Knott
  • Lomax
  • Luther
  • Morita
  • Sand Springs
  • Vealmoor
  • Vincent
  • Webb Village
  • Ziler