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Statistics and Facts of Howell Michigan

Howell is known for the Michigan Balloonfest Challenge, an annual hot air balloon festival that is usually held the third weekend of June that the city hosts.

The city is also the site of the Howell Melon Festival, an annual celebration of the Howell melon, a juicy hybrid cantaloupe known to grow only in the surrounding area. The three day festival, held in mid-August, draws approximately 50,000 visitors each year.

Population (year 2000): 9,232. Estimated population in July 2006: 9,854 (+6.7% change)
Males: 4,521 (49.0%)
Females: 4,711 (51.0%)

Livingston County

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48843

Estimated median household income in 2005: $46,700 (it was $43,958 in 2000)
Howell: $46,700
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $186,900 (it was $145,200 in 2000)
Howell: $186,900
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (28.4%), Irish (16.5%), English (14.0%), Polish (8.8%), United States (7.6%), Italian (5.0%)

Elevation: 922 feet

Land area: 4.11 square miles. Population density: 2373 people per square mile (low)

For population 25 years and over in Howell
High school or higher: 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
Unemployed: 3.9%

Mean travel time to work: 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howell city
Never married: 27.5%
Now married: 47.4%
Separated: 1.1%
Widowed: 8.1%
Divorced: 15.9%

364 residents are foreign born
This city: 3.9%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Howell: 1.4% ($1,963)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (26.7 miles, pop. 114,024)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (59.1 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (262.8 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Fowlerville, MI (10.2 miles), Pinckney, MI (10.6 miles), Brighton, MI (11.7 miles), Argentine, MI (14.2 miles), Byron, MI (14.8 miles), Webberville, MI (17.2 miles), Linden, MI (17.7 miles), Whitmore Lake, MI (17.9 miles)

Latitude: 42.61 N, Longitude: 83.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,021 (+43.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,416 (29.7%)

Area code: 517

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 19 (17 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.74
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Howell:
SAINT JOSEPH MERCY LIVINGSTON HOSPITAL (620 BYRON RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Howell:
BRIGHTON HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BRIGHTON, MI)
CHELSEA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CHELSEA, MI)
ST JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Howell:
BISHOP INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; FLINT, MI; ID: FNT)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 36 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
WILLOW RUN (about 39 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Howell:
LIVINGSTON COUNTY (about 4 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: OZW)
AERONUT PARK (about 6 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 13M)
RAETHER (about 8 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 4Y1)

Local government website: www.cityofhowell.org

Colleges/Universities in Howell:
HOWELL COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 2373 W GRAND RIVER AVE; Private, for-profit)
CLEARY COLLEGE (Location: 3750 CLEARY DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cleary.edu; Offers Master's degree)
WOLVERINE FARRIER SCHOOL (Location: 7690 WIGGENS; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howell:
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,436)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 27 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT (about 30 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,734)
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 8,454)
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,616)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT (about 33 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,544)
KETTERING UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,900)

Public high schools in Howell:
HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,481; Location: 1200 W. GRAND RIVER; Grades: 09 - 12)
HARTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,581; Location: 9525 HIGHLAND ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
LIVINGSTON TECHNICAL ACADEMY (Students: 163; Location: 3750 CLEARY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Howell:
THREE FIRES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 996; Location: 4125 CROOKED LAKE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
HIGHLANDER WAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 943; Location: 511 N. HIGHLANDER WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
RUAHMAH J. HUTCHINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 581; Location: 3503 BIGELOW ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 861 E. SIBLEY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 915 GAY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 1233 BOWER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 1066 W. GRAND RIVER; Grades: KG - 05)
LATSON ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 1201 SOUTH LATSON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
VOYAGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: 1450 BYRON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
CHARYL STOCKWELL ACADEMY (Students: 362; Location: 9758 E. HIGHLAND ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)

Private elementary/middle schools in Howell:
ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 425 E WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
HOWELL NAZARENE CHRISTIAN (Students: 206; Location: 214 EAST BROOKS STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
HIDDEN SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 73; Location: 5860 N LATSON ROAD; Grades: KG - 7)

Library in Howell:
HOWELL CARNEGIE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,350,486; Location: 314 WEST GRAND RIVER AVENUE; 84,843 books; 5,390 audio materials; 7,981 video materials; 429 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.3 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 58.3%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 6.9%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 6.6%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.4%
Whole state: 4.8%

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