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Boone County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2017: 178,271 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 135,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 26,337
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,592
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,529
Renter-occupied apartments: 28,148 (it was 22,565 in 2000)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

31%

Land area: 685 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Boone County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Boone County, MO (2017)
    • 138,089101.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,11010.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,4196.2%Asian alone
    • 7,8805.8%Two or more races
    • 5,9224.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4490.3%Some other race alone
    • 2000.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1740.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years
Males: 87,231  (48.9%)
Females: 91,040  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Boone County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,340 ($37,485 in 1999)
This county:

$51,340
Missouri:

$53,578

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $574, upper quartile is $897)
This county:

$695
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,900 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Boone:

$181,900
Missouri:

$156,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,100 - $286,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $222,981
Here:

$222,981
State:

$204,558

Townhouses or other attached units: $91,796
Here:

$91,796
State:

$195,769

In 2-unit structures: $266,650
Here:

$266,650
State:

$129,380

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,966
Here:

$88,966
State:

$147,030

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,530
Here:

$180,530
State:

$235,831

Mobile homes: $54,920
Here:

$54,920
State:

$68,427

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,259
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $446

Institutionalized population: 1,273

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 83
  • Burglaries: 211
  • Thefts: 542
  • Auto thefts: 79

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 166
  • Thefts: 516
  • Auto thefts: 46
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 856 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 1998: 1042 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1999: 1012 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2000: 899 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2001: 1049 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 1131 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2003: 1328 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2004: 1662 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2005: 1607 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2006: 945 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2007: 863 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2008: 477 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2009: 520 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2010: 547 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2011: 477 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2012: 914 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2013: 834 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2014: 663 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2015: 771 buildings, average cost: $230,400
  • 2016: 863 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2017: 769 buildings, average cost: $226,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Boone, MO residents
Average permit cost in Boone, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,733 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,598 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Boone, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Boone, MO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Boone, MO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
Boone County:

15.9%
Missouri:

13.4%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 31.3 years old
(Males: 31.1 years old, Females: 31.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.9 years old, Black residents: 27.6 years old, American Indian residents: 42.9 years old, Asian residents: 29.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.7 years old)

Area name: Columbia, MO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boone County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbia, Centralia, Ashland, Hallsville, Sturgeon, Rocheport, Harrisburg, Hartsburg, Pierpont, Huntsdale.

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Atchison County, Kansas , Athens County, Ohio , Gilmer County, West Virginia , Harrison County, West Virginia , Howard County , Richland County, Illinois , Saline County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Missouri:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Boone, MO
County total employment by year in Boone, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Boone, MO

Current college students: 24,827
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,436 (44.6% naturalized citizens)

Boone County:

5.3%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,3082010 or later
  • 3,1562000 to 2009
  • 1,6441990 to 1999
  • 1,3291980 to 1989
  • 7331970 to 1979
  • 422Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,390
  • One, attached: 3,396
  • Two: 7,460
  • 3 or 4: 3,818
  • 5 to 9: 5,025
  • 10 to 19: 5,745
  • 20 to 49: 1,906
  • 50 or more: 2,931
  • Mobile homes: 3,733

Housing units in Boone County with a mortgage: 27,307 (601 second mortgage, 2,623 home equity loan, 33 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,281

Here:

69.2% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Boone County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant32,18791
Mainline Protestant16,27339
Catholic10,6844
Other3,87323
Black Protestant7148
Orthodox2182
None98,693-
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: 22
Boone County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Boone County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 153
This county:

10.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Boone County:

7.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

28.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Boone County:

Average size of farms: 194 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,793
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $168.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,472
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,838
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.24%
Corn for grain: 21511 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8224 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 44350 harvested acres
Vegetables: 270 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 254 acres

Earthquake activity:

Boone County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 241.8 miles away from Boone County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.1 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 238.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.0 miles away from Boone County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 256.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1749: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1736: December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1676: January 15, 2007, FEMA Id: 1676, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Boone

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 70,705 (74.3%)
  • Carpooled: 13,479 (14.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,227 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 970 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 710 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 3,085 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 5,010 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (21%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Burma (7%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Eritrea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Boone County


  • German (20%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 7,467 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 686 people in nursing homes
  • 325 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 188 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other group homes
  • 51 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 29 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 7,387 people in college/university student housing
  • 751 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 136 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 93 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 79 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 68 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,774.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.86% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($22,019 average AGI)
3.24% relocated from other states ($24,742 average AGI)
Boone County:

3.24%
Missouri average:

2.68%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cole County, MO  0.36% ($39,558 average AGI)
from Callaway County, MO  0.36% ($40,348)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.33% ($39,163)
from Jackson County, MO  0.20% ($45,613)
from Audrain County, MO  0.19% ($40,000)
from Randolph County, MO  0.18% ($44,687)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.18% ($59,420)


8.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Missouri average:

7.16%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($144 average AGI)
Boone County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

4.00% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($20,742 average AGI)
4.07% relocated to other states ($26,672 average AGI)
Boone County:

4.07%
Missouri average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MO  0.45% ($46,721 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.43% ($45,721)
to Callaway County, MO  0.39% ($41,217)
to Cole County, MO  0.35% ($46,275)
to Randolph County, MO  0.21% ($37,904)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.21% ($32,214)
to Cooper County, MO  0.19% ($34,876)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Boone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Boone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Boone County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Boone County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Boone County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,028 (13,478 aged, 3,550 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,283 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (963)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (935)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (625)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (579)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (532)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (432)
  • Congestive heart failure (338)
  • Unspecified dementia (311)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (257)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (253)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,481
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 685
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,088

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,415
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 580
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.4
  • Poisoning - 21.1
  • Suffocation - 21.1
  • Other - 8.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 178,271
  • In family households: 123,497 (21,467 male householders, 17,508 female householders)
    28,029 spouses, 38,731 children (36,238 natural, 1,232 adopted, 1,261 stepchildren), 4,644 grandchildren, 3,593 brothers or sisters, 2,238 parents, 1,942 other relatives, 5,345 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46,088 (14,543 male householders (11,977 living alone)), 16,837 female householders (12,144 living alone)), 14,708 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,686

Size of family households: 17,520 2-persons, 8,891 3-persons, 7,091 4-persons, 4,426 5-persons, 748 6-persons, 299 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,121 1-person, 4,398 2-persons, 996 3-persons, 1,723 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

20,515 married couples with children.
8,984 single-parent households (2,217 men, 6,767 women).

91.5% of residents of Boone speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $770,840,000 ($5,453 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $44,537,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $254,015,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $141,908,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,302,000
Federal grants: $209,913,000
Federal procurement contracts: $42,070,000 ($24,347,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $117,632,000 ($2,520,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $100,363,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $71,381,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,918,000

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

Births: 9,592
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,571
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,358
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +663
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Boone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.29 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Boone County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Boone County, Missouri
  • 2,7912014 or later
  • 4,2862010 to 2013
  • 13,7402000 to 2009
  • 13,5951990 to 1999
  • 12,0431980 to 1989
  • 12,0621970 to 1979
  • 8,9521960 to 1969
  • 5,0191950 to 1959
  • 1,7571940 to 1949
  • 3,1591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Boone County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Boone County, Missouri
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3353 rooms
  • 2,8644 rooms
  • 5,9105 rooms
  • 8,6746 rooms
  • 5,3587 rooms
  • 6,0788 rooms
  • 10,3699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boone County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boone County, Missouri
  • 1961 room
  • 1,2832 rooms
  • 4,1773 rooms
  • 10,3424 rooms
  • 6,4415 rooms
  • 4,9936 rooms
  • 1,8887 rooms
  • 7128 rooms
  • 7359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Boone County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Boone County, Missouri
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2021 bedroom
  • 4,5112 bedrooms
  • 20,4063 bedrooms
  • 10,7124 bedrooms
  • 3,7575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boone County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boone County, Missouri
  • 290no bedroom
  • 4,7221 bedroom
  • 11,1392 bedrooms
  • 10,3313 bedrooms
  • 3,9474 bedrooms
  • 3385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 763no vehicle
  • 9,7471 vehicle
  • 16,7372 vehicles
  • 8,1243 vehicles
  • 3,1444 vehicles
  • 1,0735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,984no vehicle
  • 15,4181 vehicle
  • 8,3232 vehicles
  • 2,7553 vehicles
  • 1,1574 vehicles
  • 1305+ vehicles

77.4% of Boone County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Missouri.

Boone County:

77.4%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 113,424
  • Other state: 54,037
  • Northeast: 4,647
  • Midwest: 25,284
  • South: 13,398
  • West: 10,708
Year householders moved into unit in Boone County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boone County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 40.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,177
Here:

14.7%
Missouri:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,261
Here:

16.2%
Missouri:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,738
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

23.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Boone County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,843,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $292,164,000
    Other: $5,753,000
    Regular Highways: $104,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,270,000
    Regular Highways: $880,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $293,620,000
    Regular Highways: $15,199,000
    General - Other: $8,924,000
    Police Protection: $8,287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,056,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,964,000
    Financial Administration: $2,732,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,020,000
    Health - Other: $1,353,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $424,000
    Sewerage: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $324,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,761,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,639,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,198,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,345,000
    General Revenue - Other: $978,000
    Interest Earnings: $882,000
    Sale of Property: $324,000
    Special Assessments: $240,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $494,000
    Police Protection: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,020,000
    Highways: $1,461,000
    Other: $523,000
    Sewerage: $81,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,174,000
    Property: $4,833,000
    Other License: $736,000
    Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $112,843,000

Boone County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,843,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $292,164,000
    Other: $5,753,000
    Regular Highways: $104,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,270,000
    Regular Highways: $880,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $293,620,000
    Regular Highways: $15,199,000
    General - Other: $8,924,000
    Police Protection: $8,287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,056,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,964,000
    Financial Administration: $2,732,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,020,000
    Health - Other: $1,353,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $424,000
    Sewerage: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $324,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,761,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,639,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,198,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,345,000
    General Revenue - Other: $978,000
    Interest Earnings: $882,000
    Sale of Property: $324,000
    Special Assessments: $240,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $494,000
    Police Protection: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,020,000
    Highways: $1,461,000
    Other: $523,000
    Sewerage: $81,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,174,000
    Property: $4,833,000
    Other License: $736,000
    Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $112,843,000

Boone County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,843,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $292,164,000
    Other: $5,753,000
    Regular Highways: $104,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,270,000
    Regular Highways: $880,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $293,620,000
    Regular Highways: $15,199,000
    General - Other: $8,924,000
    Police Protection: $8,287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,056,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,964,000
    Financial Administration: $2,732,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,020,000
    Health - Other: $1,353,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $424,000
    Sewerage: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $324,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,761,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,639,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,198,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,345,000
    General Revenue - Other: $978,000
    Interest Earnings: $882,000
    Sale of Property: $324,000
    Special Assessments: $240,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $494,000
    Police Protection: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,020,000
    Highways: $1,461,000
    Other: $523,000
    Sewerage: $81,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,174,000
    Property: $4,833,000
    Other License: $736,000
    Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $112,843,000

Boone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,843,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $292,164,000
    Other: $5,753,000
    Regular Highways: $104,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,270,000
    Regular Highways: $880,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $293,620,000
    Regular Highways: $15,199,000
    General - Other: $8,924,000
    Police Protection: $8,287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,088,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,056,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,964,000
    Financial Administration: $2,732,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,020,000
    Health - Other: $1,353,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $424,000
    Sewerage: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $324,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,761,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,639,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,198,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,345,000
    General Revenue - Other: $978,000
    Interest Earnings: $882,000
    Sale of Property: $324,000
    Special Assessments: $240,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $494,000
    Police Protection: $482,000
    Financial Administration: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,020,000
    Highways: $1,461,000
    Other: $523,000
    Sewerage: $81,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,174,000
    Property: $4,833,000
    Other License: $736,000
    Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $112,843,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,035
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,914
  • Number of recipients under 18: 438
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,377
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 220
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 711
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 938
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED815$137,8641,252$157,4504,673$155,730233$90,22718$900,889498$143,16557$65,018
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$118,62579$145,899325$160,34830$27,6331$250,00021$118,76211$40,909
APPLICATIONS DENIED75$134,827135$113,370814$162,36776$54,3683$184,66771$137,62051$49,549
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN83$132,904145$165,855889$153,08440$67,9751$2,930,00045$128,37814$68,714
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$130,6009$176,778176$155,8864$64,7500$06$127,5001$123,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED246$155,069288$170,0970$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$179,25053$170,8303$136,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$123,81629$159,6215$97,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$118,50012$146,3331$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$136,4296$120,8330$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boone, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boone, MO - Value
Most common first names in Boone County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary67180.1 years
William58174.7 years
James52172.1 years
John50174.1 years
Robert42972.3 years
Charles34075.9 years
Dorothy26077.6 years
Helen25580.3 years
George24677.4 years
Ruth21681.9 years
Most common last names in Boone County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23375.3 years
Johnson19076.7 years
Brown17277.2 years
Jones16376.3 years
Williams16276.3 years
Roberts14377.2 years
Nichols14375.1 years
Turner13077.0 years
Miller13077.7 years
Martin12073.3 years
Businesses in Boone County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Long John Silver's1
AT&T5Lowe's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Macy's1
Ace Hardware2Marriott2
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Ann Taylor1Maurices1
Applebee's2Mazda1
Arby's2McDonald's9
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1Menards1
BMW1Motel 62
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance6
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike25
Big O Tires2Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King3Old Navy1
Caribou Coffee2Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Chevrolet2Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle2Panera Bread3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Church's Chicken1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut6
Curves2Plato's Closet1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen3Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Deb1Ramada2
Decora Cabinetry8Red Lobster1
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In7
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx30Sears2
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel4
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks4
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake2
Gymboree1Subaru1
H&R Block7Subway13
Hardee's3Super 83
Hilton2T-Mobile7
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn4Taco Bell6
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Houlihan's1Travelodge1
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jimmy John's2UPS23
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC3Waffle House2
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart3
La Quinta1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy2Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1White Castle1
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Boone County on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"