Howard City, Nebraska

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Howard City, locally referred to as Boelus, is a village in Howard County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 221 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Howard City is located at 41°4′23″N 98°42′59″W / 41.07306°N 98.71639°W / 41.07306; -98.71639 (41.073039, -98.716288)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 221 people, 92 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 312.1 people per square mile (120.2/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 144.1/sq mi (55.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.19% White, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,500, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $24,792 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,797. About 12.1% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

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