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Howell is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,232 while the 2006 estimate placed the city's population at 9,854. It is the county seat of Livingston County and is located mostly within Howell Township, but is politically independent. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area.
Howell is known for the Michigan Balloonfest Challenge, an annual hot air balloon festival that is usually held the third weekend of June that the city hosts.
The city is also the site of the Howell Melon Festival, an annual celebration of the Howell melon, a juicy hybrid cantaloupe known to grow only in the surrounding area. The three day festival, held in mid-August, draws approximately 50,000 visitors each year.
There are 3,857 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% are non-families. 33.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $43,958, and the median income for a family is $57,149. Males have a median income of $44,980 versus $27,956 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,254. 6.6% of the population and 4.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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