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Howard County, IA Public Records

District Court
137 N Elm St
Cresco, IA 52136 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 563-547-9206
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, pending, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
The county web page is http://www.co.howard.ia.us/. Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Howard County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Howard County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Howard County
County Recorder
www.co.howard.ia.us/offices/recor...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 563-547-9210
Fax: 563-547-9252
Recorded Documents

Howard County Vital Certificates

Howard County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Howard County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 473.40 sq mi
Population (2009): 9,410
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 99.0%
  • Black/African American: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): -524
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 79.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.43
Housing Units (2000): 4,327
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.2%
Migration Flow to Howard County, IA from (2007-2008):

Howard County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $233,966
  • Construction: $8,094
  • Retail Trade: $12,977
  • Professional and Technical Services: $3,626
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $8,212
  • Retail Trade: $12,977
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,085
  • Manufacturing: $78,827
  • Farms: $41,893
  • Government: $34,766
Employed (2000): 4,764
Unemployed (2000): 168
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $32,057
Local Government Employment (2007): 871
Local Government Revenue (2007): $33,538 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $9,491 (thou. dol.)

Howard County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 142
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.0
Deaths (2007): 112
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.1

Howard County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 7
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
Property Crimes (2008): 132
  • Burglary: 28
  • Larceny-Theft: 98
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 6

Howard County Genealogy Records