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Population in 2012: 17,774 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.9%
Males: 9,061  (51.0%)
Females: 8,713  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  21.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28607.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $15,987 (it was $20,541 in 2000)
Boone:

$15,987
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,062

Boone town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $273,718 (it was $133,200 in 2000)
Boone:

$273,718
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $243,245; Detached houses: $266,657; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,802; In 2-unit structures: $260,731; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,033; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,361; Mobile homes: $56,880

Median gross rent in 2012: $792.

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  • White alone - 15,456 (89.5%)
  • Hispanic - 603 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 567 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 347 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 247 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (0.2%)

Races in Boone detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boone: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (14.4%), English (14.2%), United States (5.5%), Scottish (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3266 feet

Land area: 5.84 square miles.

Population density: 3,044 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Boone:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boone town:

  • Never married: 79.8%
  • Now married: 13.5%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

638 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia).

This town:  3.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Boone, North Carolina as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Boone to the number of sex offenders is 846 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,597 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,714 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (40.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (83.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (441.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Blowing Rock, NC (2.4 miles ), Valle Crucis, NC (2.5 miles ), Foscoe, NC (2.5 miles ), Seven Devils, NC (3.0 miles) , Banner Elk, NC (3.4 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (3.5 miles ), Sugar Mountain, NC (3.5 miles ), Grandfather, NC (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $241,900
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $264,200
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $297,500
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $409,500

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.21 N, Longitude: 81.67 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Firefly Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,322 (+59.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 5,367 (74.9%)

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Boone by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.07.40.00.07.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2422345244773
per 100,000 13.829.214.415.022.529.637.215.128.828.649.340.417.3
Robberies 5434324476645
per 100,000 34.629.221.529.922.514.829.730.150.442.942.223.128.8
Assaults 11211219141119151322112226
per 100,000 76.1153.386.2142.1105.081.4141.2112.993.6157.277.4126.9149.8
Burglaries 77675773498758696093826698
per 100,000 532.5489.0409.3546.1367.4644.1431.1519.5432.1664.5577.1380.6564.5
Thefts 559418404359313327330375355441349322293
per 100,000 3865.63050.92901.32685.72347.02421.02452.62823.22556.73151.12456.21857.11687.9
Auto thefts 1921202117151714101991710
per 100,000 131.4153.3143.6157.1127.5111.1126.3105.472.0135.863.398.057.6
Arson 0021200011130
per 100,000 0.00.014.47.515.00.00.00.07.27.17.017.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 188.0181.9150.5163.3138.1165.2161.4158.4164.8197.1166.2136.3129.0

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Crime rate in Boone detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 44 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Boone, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +398 (+3.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (38%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Boone-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Boone town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 39.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Boone center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from Boone center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Watauga County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Anthony Coffey - Artist, James Holshouser - Politician, Bob Matheson - Football player, Chris Austin (singer) - Country singer, John Hollar (American football) - Football player, Nathan Winkler - College basketball player (The Citadel Bulldogs), Sam Adams (golfer) - Professional golfer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Boone:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WATAUGA COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 337 DEERFIELD ROAD)
  • HIGH COUNTRY HCS (Home Health Center, 400 SHADOWLINE DR STE 100-B)
  • WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 155 FURMAN ROAD SUITE 201)
  • APPALACHIAN DIST HEALTH DEPT HOSPICE (Hospital, 136 FURMAN RD 4)
  • WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 336 DEERFIELD ROAD)
  • GLENBRIDGE HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 211 MILTON BROWN HEIRS ROAD)
  • WATAUGA NURSING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 538A ELIZABETH DR BOX 2150)

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Local government website: www.ci.boone.nc.us

College/University in Boone:

  • Appalachian State University (Full-time enrollment: 14,923; Public; Website: www.appstate.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Boone:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 27 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 40 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 42 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 46 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Tusculum College (about 61 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 62 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 65 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)

Public high school in Boone:

  • Watauga High (Location: 300 Go Pioneers Drive; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Boone:

Private elementary/middle schools in Boone:

  • MOUNTAIN PATHWAYS SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 453 HOWARDS CREEK RD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • APPALACHIAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 1033 NC HWY 105 BYPASS; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Boone: Daniel Boone Theater (A), Boone Golf Course (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southgate Shopping Center (1), Boone Mall (2), Boone Heights Shopping Center (3), Watauga Village Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Boone: Greenway Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hartley Cemetery (1), Hayes Cemetery (2), Winkler Cemetery (3), Mount Lawn Cemetery (4), Edmisten Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Hodges Creek (A), East Fork South Fork New River (B), Boone Creek (C), Middle Fork South Fork New River (D), Winkler Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boone include: Conrad Stadium (1), Watauga County Industrial Fields Complex (2), Junaluska City Park (3), Boone Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fun 'n' Wheels Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2788 Highway 105), Boone Bowling Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 261 Boone Heights Drive), High Country Host (1700 Blowing Rock Road), Boone Convention & Visitors Bureau (208 Howard Street), Count Charles Christopher Adkins- Esq. (Tours & Charters; 247 Hardin Street).

Hotels: Appalachian Inkeepers & Janitorial Supply (3241 Nc Highway 105 South), Green's Motel (1377 Blowing Rock Road), Castle Hotel (205 Sampson Road), Fairfield Inn & Suites (2060 Blowing Rock Road), Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza (840 East King Street), Comfort Suites (1184 Highway 105), Comfort Suites Boone (1184 Sr 105), Hampton Inn Boone (1075 Highway 105), Elk Motel (2588 USHighway 321 South).

Court: North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch of State Government- Clerk of Superior C (842 West King Street).

 
Watauga County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.02. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.02
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boone and their reported violations in the past:

BOONE, TOWN OF (Population served: 16406, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIV WTP (Address: 265 DALE STREET , Population served: 11150, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and DEC-10-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2001)
  • 27 regular monitoring violations
BRADFORD PARK (Population served: 380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-1995), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-1995)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2001 and DEC-13-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2001), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-30-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and MAR-24-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-1994)
  • One regular monitoring violation
KOA-CAMPGROUND (Population served: 352, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-23-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2001), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2002)
FLINTLOCK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMPGRD (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-09-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
HONEYBEAR CAMPGROUND-SECT B/C (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HONEYBEAR CAMPGROUND SECT A (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boone that have no violations reported:

  • HEBRON COLONY (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRANDFATHER BUSINESS CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEAVENLY MTN RESORT-INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 57.5%
(58.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 54.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  23.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Boone, NC

People in group quarters in Boone in 2010:

  • 4,964 people in college/university student housing
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Boone in 2000:

  • 4,683 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Boone compared to North Carolina state average:

Boone, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Boone (2011 data):

  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: High Country Bank Branch, Downtown Boone Branch, Blowing Rock Road Branch. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Boone Highway 105 Branch at 2458 State Highway 105, branch established on 1997/06/16; Boone Main Branch at 971 Blowing Rock Road, branch established on 1987/09/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Mall Branch at 1168 Blowing Rock Road, branch established on 1992/08/03; Boone Branch at 671 West King Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Southside Branch at 958 Blowing Rock Road, branch established on 1968/08/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Boone Branch at Blowing Rock Road & Shadowline Drive, branch established on 1973/07/18. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of North Carolina: Boone Branch at 2663 Highway 105 South, branch established on 2004/03/16. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp
  • LifeStore Bank: Boone Branch at 1675 Blowing Rock Road, branch established on 1999/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $286.2 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in West Jefferson, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Great State Bank: Boone Branch at 189 Boone Heights Drive, branch established on 2007/08/30. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $72.9 mil, Deposits: $64.2 mil, headquarters in Wilkesboro, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Boone Main Branch at 1800 Blowing Rock Road, branch established on 1970/09/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boone, North Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Boone, 1075 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-0077, Fax: (828) 264-4600
  • Super 8 Motel, 2419 Hwy 105 S, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-4133, Fax: (828) 262-0101
  • Holiday Inn Of Boone, 710 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-2451
  • High Country Inn, 1785 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-1000, Fax: (828) 262-0073
  • The Homecoming Lodge, 5335 NC Hwy 194 N, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-8413
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1943 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 264-2451, Fax: (828) 265-3861
  • Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR, 949 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 262-0020, Fax: (828) 262-9818
  • Comfort Suites, 1184 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607 , Phone: (828) 268-0099, Fax: (828) 268-0023
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boone, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Boone travel time to work - commute


Boone mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Boone town (based on Watauga County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.51%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents58.6%10.6%6.2%5.5%5.4%
Congregations48.8%12.8%3.5%3.5%2.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%2.3%2.0%1.2%4.2%
Congregations3.5%2.3%1.2%1.2%20.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Watauga County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Watauga County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Watauga County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

17.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Watauga County:

23.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$21,620$37,0630$0
Other Government Administration 21$63,068$36,0390$0
Police Protection - Officers 35$137,689$47,2080$0
Police - Other 8$22,282$33,4231$1,129
Firefighters 14$51,608$44,2350$0
Fire - Other 1$2,768$33,2160$0
Streets and Highways 11$31,049$33,8720$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,677$44,1240$0
Sewerage 21$55,607$31,7750$0
Water Supply 17$45,292$31,9710$0
Other and Unallocable 30$99,386$39,7540$0
Totals for Government 166$534,046$38,6061$1,129

Boone government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($3.49)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,111,000 ($118.77)
    Liquor Stores: $1,932,000 ($108.70)
    Sewerage: $1,813,000 ($102.00)
    General - Other: $1,158,000 ($65.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,136,000 ($63.91)
    Water Utilities: $777,000 ($43.72)
    Central Staff Services: $676,000 ($38.03)
    Fire Protection: $571,000 ($32.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $439,000 ($24.70)
    Financial Administration: $274,000 ($15.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $210,000 ($11.82)
    General Public Buildings: $183,000 ($10.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000 ($4.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $397,000 ($22.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $15,000 ($0.84)
    Health: $11,000 ($0.62)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $17,000 ($0.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $225,000 ($12.66)
    Police Protection: $190,000 ($10.69)
    Fire Protection: $83,000 ($4.67)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($2.14)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($1.69)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $25,000 ($1.41)
    General Public Building: $13,000 ($0.73)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($0.68)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,137,000 ($232.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($4.50)

Boone government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,826,000 ($159.00)
    All Other: $310,000 ($17.44)
    Parking Facilities: $239,000 ($13.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,543,000 ($143.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($13.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $205,000 ($11.53)
    Rents: $27,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,269,000 ($127.66)
    Water Utilities: $1,211,000 ($68.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $932,000 ($52.44)
    Highways: $411,000 ($23.12)
    All Other: $9,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $3,001,000 ($168.84)
    NEC: $231,000 ($13.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $186,000 ($10.46)
    Total General Sales: $26,000 ($1.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($0.17)

Boone government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,332,000 ($74.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,554,000 ($650.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $950,000 ($53.45)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $62,000 ($3.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $10,736,000 ($604.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $757,000 ($42.59)
    Water Utilities: $382,000 ($21.49)

Boone government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,134,000 ($513.90)

10.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.63%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Watauga County:

0.12%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Avery County, NC  0.53% ($30,113 average AGI)
from Ashe County, NC  0.50% ($26,044)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.49% ($46,106)


10.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.74%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Watauga County:

0.16%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.83% ($22,839 average AGI)
to Ashe County, NC  0.56% ($34,293)
to Wake County, NC  0.54% ($25,233)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boone:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boone:

  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WASU-FM (90.5 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W215AZ (90.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W298AJ (107.5 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Boone:

  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLNN-LP (Channel 24; BOONE, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA INC.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Boone fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,956
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 51,700

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Boone)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Boone, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boone)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Boone)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 53 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 90
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Boone


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boone, NC

Most common first names in Boone, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9574.0 years
John9274.8 years
Mary9179.9 years
James8572.6 years
Robert6673.4 years
Margaret4878.0 years
Charles4772.7 years
Ruth4380.5 years
George4175.6 years
Thomas3674.8 years
Most common last names in Boone, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Greene12479.9 years
Miller9575.8 years
Brown8278.0 years
Norris7978.5 years
Hodges5976.7 years
Moretz5480.0 years
Smith4379.2 years
Cook4178.8 years
Coffey4077.2 years
Wilson4080.1 years
Businesses in Boone, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Nike4
Burger King1Old Navy1
CVS1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
FedEx8Ruby Tuesday1
GNC1Rue211
GameStop2SAS Shoes1
H&R Block2Sears1
Hardee's2Sleep Inn1
Holiday Inn1Staples1
JCPenney1Subway3
Jimmy John's2Super 81
Jones New York2T-Mobile1
KFC1T.J.Maxx1
Kincaid1Taco Bell1
Kmart1U-Haul3
La Quinta1UPS7
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Boone, NC


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  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #8 (28607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #73 (28607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries"
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