Howells, Nebraska

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Howells is a village in Colfax County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 632 at the 2000 census.



In 1887, officials of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad designated the name "Howell" to the community. This name honored James Smith Howell, who was a local surveyor, farmer and teacher. The final "s" was added in 1937.


Howells is located at 41°43′27″N 97°0′18″W / 41.72417°N 97.005°W / 41.72417; -97.005 (41.724237, -97.004976)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Howells is located in northern Colfax County in east-central Nebraska, three miles east of the junction of highways 15 and 91. Howells lies 40 miles southeast of Norfolk, Nebraska, 40 miles northeast of Columbus, Nebraska, 40 miles northwest of Fremont, Nebraska, 80 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska and 85 miles north of Lincoln, Nebraska.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 632 people, 281 households, and 182 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,126.8 people per square mile (435.7/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 547.3/sq mi (211.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.16% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

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