Boonville, Indiana

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City of Boonville, Indiana
City
The downtown historic district in Boonville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The downtown historic district in Boonville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Nickname(s): BoonVegas
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°W / 38.04611; -87.27250Coordinates: 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°W / 38.04611; -87.27250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warrick
Township Boon
Government
 • Mayor Pam Hendrickson (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 3.01 sq mi (7.80 km2)
 • Land 3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation [2] 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,246
 • Estimate (2012)[4] 6,210
 • Density 2,082.0/sq mi (803.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47601
Area code 812
FIPS code[2][5] 18-06616
GNIS ID[2][5] 431342
Website cityofboonvilleindiana.com

Boonville is a city in Boon Township, Warrick County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,246 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Warrick County.[6] It was founded in 1818 and named for Jesse Boon, father of Ratliff Boon.[7]

President Abraham Lincoln studied law in Boonville. When Abraham Lincoln and his family moved from Kentucky to present-day Spencer County in 1816, their homestead was then considered to be within Boonville's Warrick County boundaries. The future president frequently walked to Boonville to borrow books and watch local attorney John Brackenridge argue cases, thus earning Boonville the distinction of being "where Lincoln learned the law."

Geography[edit]

Boonville is located at 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°W / 38.04611; -87.27250 (38.046231, -87.272544).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 3.01 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 3.00 square miles (7.8 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.[9]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boonville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 6,246 people, 2,549 households, and 1,647 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,082.0 inhabitants per square mile (803.9 /km2). There were 2,867 housing units at an average density of 955.7 per square mile (369.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 2,549 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 6,834 people, 2,688 households, and 1,854 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,318.9 people per square mile (894.4/km²). There were 2,910 housing units at an average density of 987.4 per square mile (380.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.51% White, 0.64% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 2,688 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,913, and the median income for a family was $42,096. Males had a median income of $32,264 versus $22,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,869. About 6.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The government consists of a mayor and a city council. The mayor is elected in citywide vote. The city council consists of five members. Four are elected from individual districts. One is elected at-large.

Transportation[edit]

The Boonville Airport is located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) west of the central business district.[12]

Notable people[edit]

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