Boone, North Carolina Population 2021

19,965
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Boone is a city located in Watauga County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 19,965, it is the 49th largest city in North Carolina and the 1863rd largest city in the United States . Boone is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 16.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,122 in 2010. Boone reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Boone has a population density of 3,165 people per square mile.

The average household income in Boone is $50,156 with a poverty rate of 53.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $900 per month, and the median house value is $268,100. 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: 93.45%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.34%
  • Asian: 1.25%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Boone, North Carolina is 19,965 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,667.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,122.

Boone, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202156,4631430.25%
202056,3201430.25%
201956,1771430.25%
201856,0348531.52%
201755,1811,0411.89%
201654,1401,0471.93%
201553,0936981.31%
201452,3951000.19%
201352,2952330.45%
201252,0624360.84%
201151,6266541.27%
201050,9720.00%

Boone Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,86693.45%
Black or African American4702.46%
Two or More Races2571.34%
Asian2391.25%
Some Other Race1730.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.04%
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Boone Population by Race

Boone Population Pyramid $2021

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Boone Median Age

21.2


Total

22


Male

20.6


Female

Boone Adults

There are 18,000 adults, (1,298 of whom are seniors) in Boone.

Boone Age Dependency

14.5

Age Dependency Ratio

7.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone Sex Ratio

Female

9,694

50.70%

Male

9,425

49.30%

Boone Population by Age

Boone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Boone Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family9.4%90.6%
All24.5%75.5%
Female27.4%72.6%
Male32.1%67.9%
Married77.2%22.8%

24.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Boone Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9052.2724.5
Non Family4,2641.979.4
Married1,1952.8577.2
Female3653.1127.4
Male815.8332.1

2.82

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Boone Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2023.44%
9th to 12th Grade4317.33%
High School Graduate78013.27%
Some College1,18220.11%
Associates Degree5679.65%
Bachelors Degree1,61727.51%
Graduate Degree1,09918.70%
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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
White5,3194,7672,561
Hispanic21018151
Black18017181
Native American9376
Asian563013
2+ Races484831
Other Race2315
Islander88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 64.58%.

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,619$33,179$23,227
Less Than 9th Grade$19,643$21,121$15,288
High School Graduate$24,074$31,089$14,269
Some College$18,994$28,077$12,625
Bachelors Degree$32,121$32,292$31,420
Graduate Degree$55,341$74,150$44,007

$30,619

Average Earnings

$33,179

Average Male

$23,227

Average Female

Boone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone Language by Age

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Boone Language

95.60% of Boone residents speak only English, while 4.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Boone Language

Boone Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2956,47152.63%
Hispanic59941569.28%
Multiple15412178.57%
Other1129483.93%
Native936266.67%
Asian1375842.34%
Black2153717.21%

53.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

49.40%

Male Poverty Rate

57.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone is Other, with 83.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone is Black, with 17.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 69.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 61.94%.

Boone Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.01%
High School28.72%
Some College24.57%
Bachelors or Greater16.23%

Boone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed90.14%
Female Employed51.54%
Male Unemployed37.93%
Male Employed33.85%

Boone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boone Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,434$50,156
Families$69,943$112,537
Married Families$90,215-
Non Families$14,627$25,465
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Income by Household Type

Boone Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

14.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.1%

Male Marriage Rate

14.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Boone Marital Status by Race

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Boone Marital Status

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399

Number of Veterans

399

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam181
First Gulf War63
Korea58
Second Gulf War29
World War II19

Boone Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+126
55 to 64111
35 to 5478
65 to 7460
18 to 3424

Boone Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3952.34%
Hispanic182.28%
2+ Races20.78%
Black20.43%

Boone Veterans by Race

Boone Veterans by Education

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5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

14.4%

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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63.42%

Born in Boone

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Boone residents were born in the United States, with 63.42% having been born in North Carolina. 0.94% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,9651490.75%
202019,8161490.76%
201919,6671490.76%
201819,5182641.37%
201719,2543561.88%
201618,8986213.40%
201518,2773521.96%
201417,925-220-1.21%
201318,1451220.68%
201218,0234012.28%
201117,6225112.99%
201017,1113,6392.42%
200013,4725570.42%
199012,9152,7242.40%
198010,1911,4371.53%
19708,7545,0689.03%
19603,6867132.17%
19502,9730.00%

Boone Population by Year