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Time Zone: Howard County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cresco is the Seat for Howard County.

Howard County was founded January 15, 1851 and was created by taking area from ChickasawCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Howard had a population of 9,410 people. This is a decrease of 5.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,932 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Howard represented 0.34% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 82nd most populous county (out of 99 counties).

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
20109,566-3.69%+1.66% since 2009
20099,410-5.26%-0.28% since 2008
20089,436-4.99%-0.31% since 2007
20009,932The Last Census

More information can be found on the Howard County Census Page for Howard County.


Below are some of the communities located in Howard County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Howard County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cresco   3,6983,9055.3% decrease  
Riceville   7998404.88% decrease  
Elma   5655985.52% decrease  
Lime Springs   4684965.65% decrease  
Chester   1361519.93% decrease  

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

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