Howard is a city in Miner County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 858 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and most populous city in Miner County.
Howard is located southeastern South Dakota at 44°0′38″N 97°31′35″W / 44.01056°N 97.52639°W / 44.01056; -97.52639 (44.010422, -97.526435). The city is situated on South Dakota Highway 34.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km), all of it land.
Howard has been assigned the ZIP code 57349 and the FIPS place code 30460.
As of the census of 2010, there were 858 people, 414 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 903.2 inhabitants per square mile (348.7/km). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 535.8 per square mile (206.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 414 households of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.9% were non-families. 49.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the city was 50.5 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,071 people, 493 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,138.7 people per square mile (439.9/km²). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 592.2 per square mile (228.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.47% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.
There were 493 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 32.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,544, and the median income for a family was $36,518. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,054 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,121. About 5.3% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.