Howard is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,467 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.7 square miles (157 km), of which, 60.6 square miles (157 km) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) of it (0.16%) is water.
Interstate 86 passes across the north half of the town. Exit 35 is located in the town of Howard itself.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,467 people, The population density was 23.6 people per square mile (9.1/km²). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 11.6 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 505 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,141, and the median income for a family was $42,353. Males had a median income of $30,326 versus $23,264 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,116. About 4.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.