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The location of Howells

Welcome to Howells ...

The village of Howells is located in Colfax County.

The location of Howells has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Howells has a population of 577 people<2> (see below for details).

Howells is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Howells: (402) and (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Howells had a population of 561 people (or 5.34% of the total population of Colfax County). This makes Howells the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Howells represents 0.03% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 561 people, the population of Howells decreased 11.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 632 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Howells had an population of 577 people. This is an increase of 2.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.7% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Howells.

Communities near Howells ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Schuyler   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the South (S) of Howells

West Point   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Howells

Located in Cuming County

Stanton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Howells

Located in Stanton County

Wisner   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Howells

Located in Cuming County

Scribner   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Howells

Located in Dodge County

Beemer   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Howells

Located in Cuming County

Clarkson   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Howells

Dodge   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Howells

Located in Dodge County

Leigh   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Howells

Pilger   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Howells

Located in Stanton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Howells.

Communities Also Named Howells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Howells - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Howells.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Howells. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Howells. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Howells.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Howells:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Howells ...

Looking for more information about Howells? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Howells, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Howells.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Howells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Howells.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Howells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Howells) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Howells. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Howells

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7241, Longitude: -97.0043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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