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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Boonewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Boone
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.