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Booneville, Iowa

Coordinates: 41°31′27″N 93°53′02″W / 41.52417°N 93.88389°W / 41.52417; -93.88389
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Booneville, Iowa
Location of Booneville, Iowa
Location of Booneville, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°31′27″N 93°53′02″W / 41.52417°N 93.88389°W / 41.52417; -93.88389
CountryUnited States
856 ft (261 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code515
GNIS feature ID454758[1]

Booneville is an Census Designated Place in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Booneville was laid out as a town in 1871 by surveyor A. J. Lyon. The community is named after the William and Susan Boone family, who were prominent local landowners. Early businesses in Booneville included a general store and post office, run by W. H. Baldwin, a drugstore, a hotel, two doctors, a blacksmith, a wagonmaker, and a stock dealer. The Methodist Episcopal Church was the first to hold services in town with a paster who came from Van Meter. [2]

The population was 62 in 1940.[3] The 2020 census population was 266 residents.[4]

Though once a thriving community, Booneville eventually saw a decline in population with reduced use of the local railroad as well as urban sprawl. The town of Booneville now comprises a restaurant and bar; a Methodist church; the United States Post Office for ZIP code 50038; and a small RV park (part of a mobile home community).

Booneville lies directly northeast of the Raccoon River, and a boat ramp near the town is used frequently.

Although Booneville lies in the annexation path of West Des Moines, situated only a few miles away to the east, West Des Moines officials have stated that there are no plans to annex Booneville in the near future.


  1. ^ "Booneville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ The History of Dallas County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Higginson Book Company. 1879. pp. 488.
  3. ^ The Attorneys List. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, Attorney List Department. 1940. p. 294.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. 2020.