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Climate & Geography

Located in the Mid-Atlantic, Howard County offers a temperate climate with four distinctive seasons. With average summer temperatures in the 70s (F) and winter averages in the 30s, Howard County is a great place to live, work and play – all year round.

Climate Map


Howard County Climate:

Yearly Precipitation (Inches) 43.4
Yearly Snowfall (Inches) 24.0
Summer Temperature 72.5
Winter Temperature 32.4
Duration of Freeze Free Period 158 Days                     

 Howard County Geography:

Land Area (square miles) 251.0
Water Area (square miles)                                     2.5
Elevation (feet) 20 to 873 (average 300 to 700)

Source: NOAA and Maryland State Office of Climatology (30 year averages)


Doing Business Here

Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win. Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Living Here

Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.