Howard County, Iowa Basics:

Howard County Iowa - Government Site

Population: 9,598
Area: 473 square miles
County seat: Cresco
Area code(s) in use: 563 641
Time zone: CST
High school graduate or higher: 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
Median household income: $45,300
Persons in poverty: 11.2%
Home ownership rate: 80.9%
Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Chickasaw  Fillmore (MN)  Floyd  Mitchell  Mower (MN)  Winneshiek  

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Map of the Howard County area

Our detail map of Howard County shows the Howard County, Iowa boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Howard County, Iowa

  Airports     show all on map

Ellen Church Field Airport

  Areas     show all on map

Elma Wildlife Area, Turkey River Access State Wildlife Area

  Bridges     show all on map

Florenceville Bridge, Foreston Bridge, Little Cedar River Bridge

  Buildings     show all on map

Albion Townhall, Chester City Hall, Chester Fire Department, Cresco City Fire Department, Cresco City Hall, Cresco City Library, Cresco First Responders, Elma City Hall, Elma Fire Department, Elma Public Library, Howard County Courthouse, Howard County Farm, Howard County Law Library, Howard County Log Cabin Museum, Howard County Museum, Howard County Sherriffs Office, Kellow House - Howard County Museum, Lime Springs City Hall, Lime Springs Fire Department, Protivin City Hall, Protivin Fire Department

  Cemeteries     show all on map

Albion Township Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Chester Hill Cemetery, Foreston Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Howard Cemetery, Howard Center Township Cemetery, Maple Leaf Cemetery, New Oregon Township Cemetery, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Phillips Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Reckner Cemetery, Saint Patricks Cemetery, Saratoga Township Cemetery

  Churches     show all on map

Assembly of God Church, Assumption Church, Bonair Methodist Church, Church of Christ, Community Chapel, Congregational Church, Elma United Methodist Church, Faith Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, First Lutheran Church, Granger Methodist Church, Holy Cross Church, Holy Trinity Church, Immaculate Conception Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lime Spring Mennonite Church, Methodist Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Saint Cecilia Church, Saint Joseph Church, Saint Pauls Church, Saint Pauls Lutheran Church, Saratoga Church, United Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, Zion Church

  Dams     show all on map

Lake Hendricks Dam, Lyla Marsh Dam

  Hospitals     show all on map

Colonial Manor of Elma, Cresco Care Center, Cresco Family Dentistry Center, Evans Memorial Home, Gentle Care Chiropractic Clinic, Howard Residential Care Facility, Joslyn Chiropractic Clinic, Mercy Family Care Center, Mercy Family Care Center, Mercy Family Care Center of Elma, Regional Health Services of Howard County

  Locales     show all on map

A and K Feed and Grain Company Elevator, Baarsch Farms, Bonair (historical), Brumm Dairy, Caffrey Farm, Cecilia, Chester (historical), Chester Grain Incorporated Elevator, Chimney Rock Canoe Rental and Campground, City of Elma Sewer Plant, Country Club, Cresco (historical), Elma (historical), Farmers Feed and Grain Company Elevator, Fisher Ranch, Foreston, Hermann Farms, Howard County Fairground, Jamestown Highway Rest Area, Limespring (historical), Ludwig Farm, Maple Heights Golf and Country Club, McCarthy Farms, Myers Farm, Neubauer Farms, New Oregon, Ollendieck Farm, Osbourne, Pine Creek Farm, Pronet Farms, Riceville Country Club, Rich Incorporated Elevator, Sovereign Grain Services Elevator, State Line Acres, Triple R Farm, Valley Road Farms, White Tail Ridge Farms, Winkels Farm

  Parks     show all on map

Beadle Park, Bigalk Trout Stream Wildlife Area, Bonair County Park, Carroll Access Area, Cleghorn Wildlife Area, Cowan Wildlife Area, Crane Creek Wildlife Area, Dieken Wildlife Area, East Park, Evan-Hughes Forest Wildlife Management Area, Evans Park, Florenceville Park, Hayden Prairie State Wildlife Area, Joachim Woods Wildlife Area, Kessel Park, Kleckner Wildlife Area, Lake Hendricks Park, Lidtke County Park, Lubbert Park, Lylahs Marsh County Park, Martinek Wildlife Area, McBride Park, Merricks Pond Access Wildlife Area, Miller Access Area, Mitz Pit Wildlife Area, Murray Wildlife Area, Roman Park, Souhrada Forest Wildlife Area, Stephen Wildlife Area, Taylor Pond Park, Thomson Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Turkey Bend Wildlife Area, Turkey River Wildlife Area, Turkey River Wildlife Area, Upper Iowa Access Wildlife Area, Vernon Springs County Park, Wittenbreer Marsh

  Populated Places     show all on map

Bonair, Chester, Cresco, Davis Corners, Elma, Florenceville, Forest City (historical), Lidtke Mill, Lime Springs, Lourdes, Lowther Station (historical), Maple Leaf, Protivin, Riceville, Saratoga, Schley, Vernon Springs

  Post Offices     show all on map

Acme Post Office (historical), Bonair Post Office (historical), Cecelia Post Office (historical), Chester Post Office, Crane Creek Post Office (historical), Cresco Post Office, Davis Corners Post Office (historical), Elma Post Office, Florenceville Post Office (historical), Foreston Post Office (historical), Howard Center Post Office (historical), Lime Spring Post Office (historical), Lime Springs Post Office, Lourdes Post Office (historical), Mapleleaf Post Office (historical), New Oregon Post Office (historical), Oakdale Post Office (historical), Osborn Post Office (historical), Pond Valley Post Office (historical), Protivin Post Office, Riceville Post Office, Saratoga Post Office (historical), Schley Post Office (historical), Sturgis Post Office (historical), Vernon Springs Post Office (historical)

  Reservoirs     show all on map

Lake Hendricks, Lyla Marsh

  Schools     show all on map

Albion School (historical), Crestwood Alternative School, Crestwood Elementary School, Crestwood High School, Crestwood High School, Crestwood Junior High School, Darrow School (historical), Elma Elementary School, Fairgrounds Elementary School, Liberty School (historical), Lime Springs / Chester Elementary School, Lincoln School (historical), Nichols School (historical), Notre Dame Catholic School, Pine Grove Mennonite School, Riceville Elementary School, Riceville High School, Saint Joseph School, Trinity Catholic School, West Ward Elementary School

  Streams     show all on map

Beaver Creek, Chihaks Creek, Little Turkey Creek, Mead Creek, Minor Creek, Mullens Creek, North Branch Turkey River, South Branch Turkey River, Spring Creek, Staff Creek, Watsons Creek, West Branch Turkey River

  Towers     show all on map

KCZQ-FM (Cresco)

  Trails     show all on map

Wapsi - Great Western Line Trail,

Howard County, Iowa Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhiteHoward County White population 9,4549,454  
MixedHoward County Mixed population 6767
AsianHoward County Asian population 2928
American IndianHoward County American Indian population 1919
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderHoward County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 109

Additional population tables :
State population table
Iowa population by county