Boone County, Iowa
|Boone County, Iowa|
Boone County Courthouse
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Founded||13 January 1846|
|• Total||574 sq mi (1,487 km2)|
|• Land||572 sq mi (1,481 km2)|
|• Water||2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%|
|• Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
The land that now forms Boone and several other Iowa counties was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on 11 October 1842.
On 13 January 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries. Boone County's name referred to Captain Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, an American pioneer who formed the Wilderness Trail and founded the settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.
County residents selected Boonesboro as the county seat in 1851. The first building ereected in the new settlement was a double log house, to be used as interim county office and courthouse. It was supplemented by a two–story building erected in 1856, then replaced by a three-story building in 1868.
The nearby settlement of Montana was incorporated in 1866, when a railway station was built there. It was renamed to Boone in 1871. It continued to grow, and it annexed the settlement of Boonesboro (which had also been incorporated in 1866) in 1887, thus becoming the county seat.
- US Highway 30 – runs east-west through center of county. Passes Beaver, Ogden, and Jordan.
- US Highway 169 – runs south from Webster County through west-central portion of Boone County. At its intersection with US 30, it runs east 3 miles to Ogden, then runs south to Dallas County.
- Iowa Highway 17 – runs south through east Boone County to Jordan, west one mile, then south to boundary line between Dallas and Polk Counties.
- Iowa Highway 144 – runs across the southwest tip of county, running NW-SE.
- Iowa Highway 210 – enters south line of county at Woodward, then runs east and ENE across the southern portion of county to Story County.
- Dallas County – south
- Greene County – west
- Hamilton County – north and northeast
- Polk County – south and southeast
- Story County – east
- Webster County – north and northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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.
As of the census 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.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)
|4||Sheldahl (partially in Polk and Story Counties)||City||319|
- Boone County Courthouse (Iowa)
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, Iowa
- Don Williams County Park
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
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- The counties were Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marshall, Polk, Story, Warren, and Wayne.
- The History of Polk County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Co. 1880. pp. 419, 425.
- History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.
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- Boone County IA Google Maps (accessed 20 August 2018)
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Robert M. La Follette Sr., received 4,953 votes, while Communist Party candidate William Z. Foster received 286 votes, and Write-in candidates 7 votes.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Boone County, Iowa.|
- Boone County on state government portal
- Boone County government's website
- Boone County Republican, Google news archive. —PDFs of 1,242 issues, dating from 1873 to 1897.