Boone County, Nebraska
|Boone County, Nebraska|
Boone County Courthouse in Albion, Nebraska
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.08%
10/sq mi (4/km²)
In the Nebraska license plate system, Boone County is represented by the prefix 23 (it had the twenty-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.
Major highways 
- Nebraska Highway 14
- Nebraska Highway 32
- Nebraska Highway 39
- Nebraska Highway 45
- Nebraska Highway 52
- Nebraska Highway 56
- Nebraska Highway 91
Adjacent counties 
- Madison County, Nebraska - (Northeast)
- Platte County, Nebraska - (Southeast)
- Nance County, Nebraska - (South)
- Greeley County, Nebraska - (Southwest)
- Wheeler County, Nebraska - (Northwest)
- Antelope County, Nebraska - (North)
||Wheeler County||Antelope County||Madison County|
|Greeley County||Nance County||Platte County|
Population by decade
1880 - 4,170
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,259 people, 2,454 households, and 1,700 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.25% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.6% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 2,454 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.
29.10% of the population is under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,444, and the median income for a family was $38,226. Males had a median income of $26,779 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,831. About 8.30% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities, villages and unincorporated communities 
See also 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Boone County, Nebraska|
- Boone County Online
- Boone County chapter from History of the State of Nebraska. Chicago:The Western Historical Company. A.T. Andreas, Proprietor. 1882.
- Boone County entry from Semi-Centennial History of Nebraska, 1904