Howard City is a village in Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,808 at the 2010 census. The village is within Reynolds Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.56 square miles (6.63 km), of which, 2.53 square miles (6.55 km) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km) is water.
The Howard City post office, with ZIP code 49329, also serves much of southern Reynolds Township, as well as a large part of Winfield Township to the east, a small area of Maple Valley Township to the southeast, portions of Pierson Township to the south. It also serves parts of Croton Township to the west and Ensley Township to the southwest in Newaygo County.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,808 people, 685 households, and 464 families residing in the village. The population density was 714.6 inhabitants per square mile (275.9/km). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 293.7 per square mile (113.4/km). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 685 households of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the village was 33.6 years. 29.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,585 people, 576 households, and 410 families residing in the village. The population density was 631.5 per square mile (243.8/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 249.4 per square mile (96.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.90% White, 0.19% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.
There were 576 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the village, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $34,556, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $32,241 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,076. About 5.7% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.
Howard City Michigan neighborhoods include: Croton, Howard City, Reynolds Township