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Welcome to Howard County ...

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

The community of Fayette is the Seat for Howard County.

Howard County was founded in 1816. Howard was created by taking area from Saint Charles and Saint Louis Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Howard had a population of 9,982 people. This is a decrease of 1.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,144 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Howard represented 0.17% of the total population of Missouri.

Below are some of the communities located in Howard County:

  • Armstrong
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstrong
    • Armstrong is located in Howard County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
  • Fayette
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette is located in Howard County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,682 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette <3>
  • Franklin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Howard County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin <3>
  • Glasgow
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in Howard County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow <3>
  • New Franklin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin is located in Howard County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Franklin <3>

Websites of Interest ...

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 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.





 

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