Boone, North Carolina Population 2024

19,734

Boone is a city located in Watauga County North Carolina. Boone has a 2024 population of 19,734. It is also the county seat of Watauga County.Boone is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually but its population has increased by 2.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,173 in 2020.

The average household income in Boone is $47,707 with a poverty rate of 55.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Boone is 21.4 years, 21.9 years for males, and 21 years for females.

Boone Demographics

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

  • White: 90.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 2.74%
  • Asian: 2.32%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,128.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.93% (561)
The current population of Boone, North Carolina is 19,734 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,173.

Boone, North Carolina Population 2024

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Boone Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,51390.42%
Two or more races7553.9%
Black or African American5302.74%
Asian4492.32%
Other race650.34%
Native American560.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Boone Population by Race

Boone Population Pyramid 2024

Boone Median Age

21.4

Total

21.9

Male

21

Female

Boone Adults

There are 18,422 adults, (940 of whom are seniors) in Boone.

Boone Age Dependency

10.8

Age Dependency Ratio

5.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

5.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone Sex Ratio

Female10,49454.18%
Male8,87445.82%

Boone Population by Age

Boone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8392.3822.977.1
Non Family4,3422.138.591.5
Married1,0532.9775.124.9
Female3432.8548.151.9
Male1015.49.990.1
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

22.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Boone Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Boone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.99%.

Boone Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,671

Average Earnings

$40,197

Average Male

$28,222

Average Female

Boone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Boone Language

95.2% of Boone residents speak only English, while 4.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Boone Language

Boone Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,3317,01556.89%
Multiple58131854.73%
Hispanic65419029.05%
Black27818165.11%
Asian28716256.45%
Native38513.16%
Other4636.52%
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55.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

56.26%

Male Poverty Rate

55.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone is Black, with 65.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone is Other, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 78.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.02%.

Boone Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School42.02%
Less Than 9th Grade38.89%
Some College33.29%
Bachelors or Greater11.5%
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Boone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed79.89%
Female Employed48.3%
Male Employed42.22%
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Boone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boone Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Boone Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

12.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.2%

Male Marriage Rate

10.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Boone Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Boone Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

324

Number of Veterans

324

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Boone Veterans by War

count

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Boone Veterans by Age

count

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Boone Veterans by Race

Boone Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

16.6%

Unemployment Rate

Boone Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Boone Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Boone Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.75%

Born in Boone

96.7%

Native Born

3.3%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.7% of Boone residents were born in the United States, with 64.75% having been born in North Carolina. 2.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Boone Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,679-11-0.06%
202819,690-11-0.06%
202719,701-11-0.06%
202619,712-11-0.06%
202519,723-11-0.06%
202419,734-11-0.06%
202319,745-11-0.06%
202219,756-11-0.06%
202119,7675943.1%
202019,173-450-2.29%
201919,623690.35%
201819,5542911.51%
201719,2633681.95%
201618,8956223.4%
201518,2733582%
201417,915-221-1.22%
201318,1361250.69%
201218,0114022.28%
201117,6095153.01%
201017,0943,62226.89%
200013,4725574.31%
199012,9152,72426.73%
198010,1911,43716.42%
19708,7545,068137.49%
19603,68671323.98%
19502,973
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Boone Population by Year