Boone, Iowa Population 2021

12,242
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Boone is a city located in Boone County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Boone County. With a 2020 population of 12,242, it is the 33rd largest city in Iowa and the 2677th largest city in the United States . Boone is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -3.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,661 in 2010. Boone reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Boone has a population density of 1,347 people per square mile.

The average household income in Boone is $69,712 with a poverty rate of 7.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $738 per month, and the median house value is $112,200. The median age in Boone is 39.2 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.

Boone Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Boonewas:

  • White: 93.66%
  • Two or more races: 2.28%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.21%
The current population of Boone, Iowa is 12,242 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,384.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,661.

Boone, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,69593.66%
Two or More Races2852.28%
Some Other Race1921.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1070.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native930.74%
Black or African American890.71%
Asian260.21%
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Boone Population by Race

Boone Population Pyramid $2021

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Boone Median Age

39.2


Total

37.6


Male

40.7


Female

Boone Adults

There are 9,714 adults, (2,076 of whom are seniors) in Boone.

Boone Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone Sex Ratio

Female

6,413

51.36%

Male

6,074

48.64%

Boone Population by Age

Boone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Boone Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Male59.4%40.6%
All74.2%25.8%
Female78.7%21.3%
Married88.3%11.7%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Boone Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2912.3274.2
Married2,6603.0188.3
Non Family1,9651.1855.5
Female4642.7778.7
Male2023.3759.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Boone Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade810.95%
9th to 12th Grade4545.34%
High School Graduate2,89934.11%
Some College1,94422.87%
Associates Degree1,26914.93%
Bachelors Degree1,27515.00%
Graduate Degree5786.80%
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Boone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,1447,6661,798
Hispanic23117415
Black88884
Other Race74748
Islander363636
Native American2828
2+ Races1010
Asian11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,538$43,840$31,618
Less Than 9th Grade$29,844$41,086$15,588
High School Graduate$32,420$39,722$29,675
Some College$37,682$43,750$31,083
Bachelors Degree$50,693$51,990$49,348
Graduate Degree$56,591$75,543$34,911

$37,538

Average Earnings

$43,840

Average Male

$31,618

Average Female

Boone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone Language by Age

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Boone Language

96.37% of Boone residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.53% of the population.

Boone Language

Boone Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,3169208.13%
Hispanic537407.45%
Multiple2853311.58%
Other192199.90%

7.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.53%

Male Poverty Rate

9.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone is Multiple, with 11.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone is Hispanic, with 7.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.09%.

Boone Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.15%
High School6.96%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%

Boone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.02%
Female Unemployed14.71%
Female Employed3.93%
Male Employed3.21%

Boone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boone Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,943$69,712
Families$72,109$84,182
Married Families$76,737-
Non Families$32,354$43,744
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Income by Household Type

Boone Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Boone Married by Age and Sex

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Boone Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Boone Marital Status by Race

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Boone Marital Status

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892

Number of Veterans

834

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War247
Second Gulf War244
Vietnam227
Korea90
World War II27

Boone Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54252
75+201
65 to 74199
55 to 64156
18 to 3484

Boone Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8779.53%
Hispanic247.87%
Native American1116.42%
Other Race44.30%

Boone Veterans by Race

Boone Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone Veterans by Education

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70.6%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Boone Employment by Age

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Boone Employment by Race

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Boone Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.13%

Born in Boone

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

0.96%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of Boone residents were born in the United States, with 78.13% having been born in Iowa. 0.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Boone Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,242-71-0.58%
202012,313-71-0.57%
201912,384-71-0.57%
201812,455-46-0.37%
201712,501-39-0.31%
201612,540-65-0.52%
201512,605560.45%
201412,549-34-0.27%
201312,583450.36%
201212,538-98-0.78%
201112,636-10-0.08%
201012,646-157-0.12%
200012,8034110.33%
199012,392-210-0.17%
198012,6021340.11%
197012,4680.00%
196012,4683040.25%
195012,164-209-0.17%
194012,3734870.40%
193011,886-565-0.46%
192012,4512,1041.87%
191010,3471,4671.54%
19008,8802,3603.14%
18906,5203,1906.95%
18803,3300.00%

Boone Population by Year