Boone, North Carolina Population 2022

19,486
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Boone is a city located in Watauga County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 19,486, it is the 52nd largest city in North Carolina and the 2347th largest city in the United States. Boone is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 0.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,466 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Boone has a population density of 3,089 people per square mile.

The average household income in Boone is $50,156 with a poverty rate of 52.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $952 per month, and the median house value is $279,400. The median age in Boone is 21.2 years, 22 years for males, and 20.6 years for females.

Boone Demographics

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

  • White: 92.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.30%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Boone, North Carolina is 19,486 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,466.

Boone, North Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Boone Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Boone Population by Race

Boone Population Pyramid 2022

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Boone Median Age

21.5


Total

22.1


Male

21


Female

Boone Adults

There are 18,317 adults, (1,196 of whom are seniors) in Boone.

Boone Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone Sex Ratio

Female

10,085

51.81%

Male

9,381

48.19%

Boone Population by Age

Boone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Boone Household Types

24.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Boone Households and Families

2.82

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Boone Households by Type

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Boone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 93.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.11%.

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,349

Average Earnings

$30,087

Average Male

$30,650

Average Female

Boone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone Language by Age

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Boone Language

94.17% of Boone residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.04% of the population.

Boone Language

Boone Poverty by Race

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52.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

51.65%

Male Poverty Rate

53.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone is Asian, with 59.81% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 74.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 56.84%.

Boone Poverty

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Boone Poverty Rate by Education

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Boone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boone Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Boone Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

14.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.9%

Male Marriage Rate

13.5%

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 45-54, 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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357

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Boone Veterans by War

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Boone Veterans by Age

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Boone Veterans by Race

Boone Veterans by Education

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1.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone Veterans by Education

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54.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

16.6%

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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61.43%

Born in Boone

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.66% of Boone residents were born in the United States, with 61.43% having been born in North Carolina. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Boone Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Boone Population by Year