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

The community of Saint Paul is the Seat for Howard County.

Howard County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from HallCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Howard had a population of 6,443 people. This is a decrease of 1.89% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,567 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Howard represented 0.38% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,274-4.46%-2.62% since 2009
20096,443-1.89%+0.56% since 2008
20086,407-2.44%-0.84% since 2007
20076,461-1.61% 
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20006,567The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Saint Paul   2,1332,2183.83% decrease  
Dannebrog   3213528.81% decrease  
Elba   2222438.64% decrease  
Howard City   2022218.6% decrease  
Farwell   1351488.78% 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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