Howard, Kansas

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Howard, Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
KDOT map of Elk County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306Coordinates: 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyElk
Founded1870
Incorporated1877
Named forOliver O. Howard
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorRichard Clark
Area
 • Total0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 • Total687
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
607
 • Density980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67349
Area code620
FIPS code20-33250 [5]
GNIS ID469959 [6]
Websitecityofhoward.org

Howard is a city in Elk County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is also the county seat of Elk County. In 2010, 687 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

Howard was created in 1870. It was incorporated as a city in 1877.[9] Howard was named after Oliver O. Howard. He was a Union Army general during the Civil War, and he created Howard University.[10][11] The first post office in Howard was created in February 1870.[12] In 1901, Howard was a sundown town where African Americans were not allowed to live.[13]

Geography[change | change source]

Howard is at 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306 (37.468517, -96.263014).[14] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2). All of it is land.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880683
18901,01548.6%
19001,20718.9%
19101,163−3.6%
19201,060−8.9%
19301,0690.8%
19401,1709.4%
19501,149−1.8%
19601,017−11.5%
1970918−9.7%
19809655.1%
1990815−15.5%
2000808−0.9%
2010687−15.0%
Est. 2016607[4]−11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 687 people, 318 households, and 176 families living in Howard.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "City of Howard". The League of Kansas Municipalities. May 29, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 876.
  10. Rydjord, John (1972). Kansas Place-Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-8061-0994-7.
  11. "Profile for Howard, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  12. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  13. "Kansas Items". Fairview Enterprise. Fairview, Kansas. February 9, 1901. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. Nortonville and Howard are two Kansas towns where negroes are not allowed to live.
  14. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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