Haviland is known for meteorite finds connected to the Haviland Crater and for an annual meteorite festival held in July. The festival includes food, contests, treasure hunts, raffles, meteorite digs, concerts, and star-gazing.
There were 207 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,821, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $18,214 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,075. About 6.6% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.