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Boone County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 26,433 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 26,224 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,261
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,806
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,846
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,661 (it was 2,528 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Boone County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.8%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Boone County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 13,265  (50.2%)
Females: 13,168  (49.8%)

Boone County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Boone County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,532 ($40,763 in 1999)

This county:

$54,532
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $540 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $680)
This county:

$540
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $125,987 (it was $77,100 in 2000)
Boone:

$125,987
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,259 - $200,016
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,172
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $460

Institutionalized population: 537

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 105 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2014: 42 buildings, average cost: $166,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,100 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,622 (1.4%)

Boone County household income distribution in 2009 Boone County home values distribution Boone County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.1%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.8%
Boone County:

9.8%
Iowa:

12.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 52 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boone County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $570 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $742 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boone, Madrid, Ogden, Boxholm, Pilot Mound, Luther, Fraser, Beaver, Berkley.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Boone County: Northville (A), Surry (B), Juhl Hog Farm (C), Adkins Bridge Access (D), Brown Bridge Access (E), Lakeside Golf Course (F), Hill Golf Course (G), Raccoon River Bible Camp (H), Hope (I), Greene County Home (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boone County include: Trinity Church (A), Friends Church (B), Greenbrier United Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Saint Patricks Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Paton Township Cemetery (1), Bower Cemetery (2), Angus Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Old Rippey Cemetery (5), Van Horn Cemetery (6), Mount Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Dunbar Slough (A), Spring Lake (B), Goose Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buttrick Creek (A), Cedar Creek (B), Dead Brier Creek (C), Devils Fork (D), Short Creek (E), Parrish Branch (F), Otter Creek (G), Reading Creek (H), Lost Grove Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boone County include: Spring Lake County Park (1), Squirrel Hollow County Park (2), Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area (3), Henderson County Park (4), Seven Hills County Park (5), McMahon State Wildlife Management Area (6), Oak Hill County Park (7), Hyde County Park (8), Goose Lake State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Audubon County , Crawford County , Delaware County , Marshall County , Sac County , Shelby County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 994
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 200 (53% naturalized citizens)

Boone County:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 57
  • 1990 to 1994: 33
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 23
  • 1975 to 1979: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 36
Note: State values scaled to Boone County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.9%

Boone County marital status for males Boone County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,662
  • One, attached: 150
  • Two: 326
  • 3 or 4: 413
  • 5 to 9: 292
  • 10 to 19: 221
  • 20 or more: 305
  • Mobile homes: 597
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Boone County with a mortgage: 3,861 (375 second mortgage, 479 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,329

Here:

62.4% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Boone County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65020
Evangelical Protestant3,43622
Catholic3,2133
Other7093
None12,298-
Boone County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Boone County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Boone County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Boone County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

30.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Boone County:

Average size of farms: 378 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,093
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $283.00
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $107,534
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $128,757
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.66%
Corn for grain: 137717 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 120863 harvested acres
Vegetables: 131 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Tornado activity:

Boone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 3155502.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1954, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boone County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 404.0 miles away from Boone County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 272.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 388.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 258.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 314.9 miles away from Boone County center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (22%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Belarus (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Boone County (%):

  • German (36%)
  • Swedish (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Boone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,617 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,662 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 57 (0%)
  • Walked: 345 (3%)
  • Other means: 39 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 688 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Boone County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 537 people in nursing homes
  • 281 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 96 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Boone County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 296 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 232 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 205 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,230.

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.47% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($31,718 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($9,592 average AGI)
Boone County:

1.35%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Story County, IA  1.66% ($32,176 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.82% ($35,488)
from Dallas County, IA  0.39% ($38,050)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.18% ($139,278)
from Webster County, IA  0.17% ($36,353)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.77% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,598 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($9,495 average AGI)
Boone County:

1.69%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Story County, IA  1.54% ($32,975 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.21% ($36,016)
to Dallas County, IA  0.39% ($38,125)
to Webster County, IA  0.16% ($34,000)
to Greene County, IA  0.13% ($20,154)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.10% ($39,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Boone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Boone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Boone County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boone County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,877 (4,178 aged, 699 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 260 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Boone County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (627)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (290)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (271)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (209)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (197)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (165)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (149)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (135)
  • Unspecified dementia (125)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (66)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,278
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 181
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,943

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,101
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,000

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,538
  • In family households: 21,125 (5,536 male householders, 1,598 female householders)
    5,875 spouses, 6,950 children (6,300 natural, 219 adopted, 431 stepchildren), 298 grandchildren, 115 brothers or sisters, 86 parents, 101 other relatives, 492 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,413 (1,752 male householders (1,374 living alone)), 1,842 female householders (1,589 living alone)), 819 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 768 (537 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,626 2-persons, 1,419 3-persons, 1,256 4-persons, 565 5-persons, 170 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,963 1-person, 510 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

4,937 married couples with children.
1,132 single-parent households (256 men, 876 women).

97.4% of residents of Boone County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $136,069,000 ($5,139 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,961,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,587,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,692,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,008,000
Federal grants: $17,052,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,584,000 ($557,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,146,000 ($9,896,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $644,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,557,000
Federal Government insurance: $69,596,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,586
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,429
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +45
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +212
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Boone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 55
  • 2010 to 2013: 218
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,091
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,092
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,072
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,707
  • 1960 to 1969: 735
  • 1950 to 1959: 847
  • 1940 to 1949: 542
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,542
Note: State values scaled to Boone population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boone County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 926
  • 5 rooms: 1,826
  • 6 rooms: 1,531
  • 7 rooms: 1,345
  • 8 rooms: 997
  • 9+ rooms: 1,075
  • 1 room: 57
  • 2 rooms: 175
  • 3 rooms: 501
  • 4 rooms: 696
  • 5 rooms: 476
  • 6 rooms: 289
  • 7 rooms: 145
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boone County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 216
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,365
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,468
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,489
  • 5+ bedrooms: 308
  • no bedroom: 106
  • 1 bedroom: 692
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,001
  • 3 bedrooms: 544
  • 4 bedrooms: 145
  • 5+ bedrooms: 40
Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boone County population
  • no vehicle: 257
  • 1 vehicle: 1,836
  • 2 vehicles: 3,355
  • 3 vehicles: 1,577
  • 4 vehicles: 560
  • 5+ vehicles: 261
  • no vehicle: 329
  • 1 vehicle: 1,102
  • 2 vehicles: 745
  • 3 vehicles: 243
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

61% of Boone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Iowa.

Boone County:

60.8%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,657
  • Northeast: 256
  • Midwest: 2,495
  • South: 775
  • West: 758

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.9%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (58.2%)
  • Electricity (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 163
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 75
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

11.5%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Boone County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $401,000
    Central Staff Services: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,639,000
    Regular Highways: $4,064,000
    General - Other: $1,377,000
    Police Protection: $1,146,000
    Financial Administration: $797,000
    Central Staff Services: $644,000
    Corrections - Other: $515,000
    General Public Buildings: $448,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $109,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $55,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $965,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,784,000

Boone County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,639,000
    All Other: $579,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $383,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $39,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,639,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,183,000
    All Other: $916,000
    Health and Hospitals: $226,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,039,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $747,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $227,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $185,000
    Other License: $21,000

Boone County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,681,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,936,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000

Boone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,812,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 363
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 343
  • Number of recipients under 18: 56
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 253
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 54
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 138
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 118
Boone County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Boone County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Boone County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John34576.6 years
Mary27783.4 years
Robert24871.6 years
William24177.0 years
James20873.9 years
Charles19577.4 years
George19077.4 years
Helen16481.2 years
Ruth16284.6 years
Margaret16082.4 years
Most common last names in Boone County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson25877.6 years
Johnson22280.6 years
Carlson16082.7 years
Miller16076.0 years
Smith15380.8 years
Peterson12082.2 years
Nelson10982.9 years
Erickson9881.6 years
Thompson9781.2 years
Williams8579.4 years
Businesses in Boone County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Baymont Inn1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Curves1McDonald's1
DHL1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
Goodwill2UPS3
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA2