Howard City is a small town in Michigan with a population of slightly less than 2,000. Young children account for a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 35, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Michigan. Most Howard City residents own their homes, and 25% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $786 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Michigan. Each month, renters in Howard City will pay around $88 less compared to the state average.
Many Howard City residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and retail. Together, these industries make up 18% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. Howard City workers earn an average annual income of nearly $49,000, less than the Michigan average. Howard City's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Howard City has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (28%). Furthermore, 7% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 35 minutes, Howard City's commute time is slower than the Michigan average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't used. Few workers commute on foot.
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