Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexHoward CityMichiganNational
Income per capita$15,141$27,549$29,829
Median household income$37,350$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,529$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,688$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$27,061$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$17,784$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level20.7%16.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Howard City is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Howard City is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Howard City is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Howard City is 37% higher than the national average

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      $24,897 $37,350 $74,700
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Howard City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.9%3.4%
      Manufacturing sector25.4%2.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services24.9%20.3%
      Public administration5.2%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%1.5%
      Education, health & social services2.3%27.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Canadian Lakes, MI2,667$49,30810.9%
      Stanwood, MI212$44,00020.5%
      Kent City, MI1,186$40,33327.1%
      Cedar Springs, MI3,617$40,08927.5%
      Pierson, MI226$38,87529.7%
      Howard City, MI1,799$37,35032.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Owens Cross Roads, AL1,799$71,09428.5%
      Pine Canyon, CA1,799$65,17017.8%
      Mercer, PA1,799$48,31712.7%
      Vonore, TN1,799$39,73228.2%
      Twin Lakes, VA1,799$49,73610.1%
      Howard City, MI1,799$37,35032.5%
      Source: The Howard City, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).