Boone, North Carolina Population 2020

20,254

Boone is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 20,254, it is the 48th largest city in North Carolina and the 1826th largest city in the United States. Boone is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 18.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,122 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Boone has a population density of 3,211 people per square mile.

The average household income in Boone is $42,702 with a poverty rate of 56.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $794 per month, and the median house value is $260,700. The median age in Boone is 21.3 years, 21.8 years for males, and 20.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.9 males.

Boone Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Boone was:

  • White: 93.48%
  • Black or African American: 2.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.17%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Boone, North Carolina is 20,254, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,562.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,122.

Boone, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202057,6598571.49%
201956,8028571.51%
201855,9458571.53%
201755,0889931.80%
201654,0951,0331.91%
201553,0626651.25%
201452,3971000.19%
201352,2972380.46%
201252,0594420.85%
201151,6176501.26%
201050,9670.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,57093.48%
Black or African American5062.69%
Two or More Races2191.17%
Some Other Race1911.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1580.84%
Asian1280.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.12%

Boone Population Pyramid 2020

Boone Median Age

21.3


Total

21.8


Male

20.9


Female

Boone Adults

There are 17,872 adults, (1,290 of whom are seniors) in Boone.

Boone Age Dependency

13.3

Age Dependency Ratio

7.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

5.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone Sex Ratio

Female

9,263

49.28%

Male

9,532

50.72%

Boone Households and Families

Boone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Boone Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
Male27.6%72.4%
Female27.3%72.7%
All24.6%75.4%
Non Family12%88%

24.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7042.3224.6
Non Family4,2892.0512
Married9802.7779
Female3373.127.3
Male986.6427.6

2.82

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Boone Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2935.32%
9th to 12th Grade4057.35%
High School Graduate71212.93%
Some College1,06619.35%
Associates Degree4377.93%
Bachelors Degree1,40725.54%
Graduate Degree1,18821.57%

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9584,3412,453
Black20316786
Hispanic16413640
Native American143126
Multiple Races434336
Islander2323
Other Race124

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 83.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,795$31,513$24,293
Less Than High School$19,125$19,625$
High School Grad$14,071$$11,167
Some College$26,891$34,815$14,409
Bachelors Degree$24,318$22,132$25,724
Graduate Degree$56,078$76,471$45,605

$29,795

Average Earnings

$31,513

Average Male

$24,293

Average Female

Boone Language

Boone Language by Age

Boone Language

96.24% of Boone residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Boone Poverty

Boone Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2926,82155.49%
Hispanic46035476.96%
Native14311681.12%
Other11511196.52%
Black2326929.74%
Multiple856880.00%
Asian453680.00%

56.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

55.19%

Male Poverty Rate

57.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone is Other, with 96.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone is Black, with 29.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 73.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School56.43%
High School36.78%
Some College21.47%
Bachelors or Greater15.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed87.63%
Male Unemployed74.83%
Female Employed55.50%
Male Employed34.19%

Boone Income

Boone Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$19,574$42,702
Families$55,924$94,072
Married Families$85,795-
Non Families$12,795$25,418

Boone Marital Status

Boone Marital Status

Marriage Rates

12.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

12.1%

Male Marriage Rate

12.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Boone Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Boone Marital Status by Race

Boone Veterans

435

Number of Veterans

435

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam182
First Gulf War76
Korea70
Second Gulf War45
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
75+132
55 to 64120
35 to 5497
65 to 7447
18 to 3439
Name Veterans % of Total
White4302.57%
Hispanic202.87%
Black40.80%
2 or More10.46%

$Boone Veterans by Education

5.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone Employment Status

48.2%

Labor Force Participation

40.9%

Employment Rate

15.1%

Unemployment Rate

Boone Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.77%

Born in North Carolina

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.48% of Boone residents were born in the United States, with 62.77% having been born in North Carolina. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,2543461.74%
201919,9083461.77%
201819,5623161.64%
201719,2463461.83%
201618,9006213.40%
201518,2793451.92%
201417,934-220-1.21%
201318,1541240.69%
201218,0304032.29%
201117,6275102.98%
201017,1173,6452.42%
200013,4725570.42%
199012,9152,7242.40%
198010,1911,4371.53%
19708,7545,0689.03%
19603,6867132.17%
19502,9730.00%