Boone County, Iowa

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Boone County, Iowa
BooneCountyCourthouse.jpg
Boone County Courthouse
Seal of Boone County, Iowa
Seal
Map of Iowa highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Boone
Largest city Boone
Area
 • Total 574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Land 572 sq mi (1,481 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 26,306
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.boone.ia.us

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,306.[1] Its county seat is Boone.[2]

Boone County comprises the Boone, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Boone County was established January 13, 1846, from free land. It was named after Captain Nathan Boone,[3] son of Daniel Boone, an American pioneer, who had formed the Wilderness Trail and founded the town Boonesborough, Kentucky.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 574 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 572 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 735
1860 4,232 475.8%
1870 14,584 244.6%
1880 20,838 42.9%
1890 23,772 14.1%
1900 28,200 18.6%
1910 27,626 −2.0%
1920 29,892 8.2%
1930 29,271 −2.1%
1940 29,782 1.7%
1950 28,139 −5.5%
1960 28,037 −0.4%
1970 26,470 −5.6%
1980 26,184 −1.1%
1990 25,186 −3.8%
2000 26,224 4.1%
2010 26,306 0.3%
Est. 2013 26,364 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 26,306 in the county, with a population density of 46.07/sq mi (17.788/km2). There were 11,756 housing units, of which 10,728 were occupied.[9]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Boone County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 26,224 people, 10,374 households, and 7,137 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 10,968 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,374 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,763, and the median income for a family was $49,346. Males had a median income of $32,504 versus $23,838 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,943. About 4.50% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Boone County is divided into seventeen townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°02′11″N 93°55′56″W / 42.03639°N 93.93222°W / 42.03639; -93.93222