Howard is a city in and the county seat of Elk County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 687.
Howard is located at 37°28′7″N 96°15′47″W / 37.46861°N 96.26306°W / 37.46861; -96.26306 (37.468517, -96.263014). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 808 people, 350 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,154.6 people per square mile (445.7/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 645.9 per square mile (249.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.93% White, 0.25% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.