Howell is a city in the Metro Detroit region of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,489. It is the county seat of Livingston County and is mostly within Howell Township, but is politically independent from Howell Township. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.95 square miles (12.82 km), of which 4.75 square miles (12.30 km) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km) is water.
As of 2000, the city’s median household income was $43,958 and the median family income was $57,149. Males had a median income of $44,980 versus $27,956 for females. The city’s per capita income was $22,254. About 4.6% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older.
As of the census of 2010, the city had 9,489 people, 4,028 households, and 2,237 families. The population density was 1,997.7 inhabitants per square mile (771.3/km). There were 4,551 housing units at an average density of 958.1 per square mile (369.9/km). The city’s racial makeup was 94.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.5% of the population.
There were 4,028 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 35.2 years. 23.2% of the city’s population was under age 18; 10.1% was between the age 18 and 24; 29.8% was from age 25 to 44; 23.6% was from age 45 to 64; and 13.5% was age 65 or older. The city’s gender makeup was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.