Boone County, West Virginia (WV)

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County population in 2012: 24,478 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 25,535 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,995
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,727
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,206 (it was 2,168 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

27%

Land area: 503 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Boone County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (40.0%), Educational, health and social services (36.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 29%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Boone County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 12,239  (50.6%)
Females: 12,390  (49.4%)

Boone County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Boone County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,502 ($25,669 in 1999)

This county:

$41502
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $380 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $446)
This county:

$380
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,303 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Boone:

$81,303
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,313 - $142,960
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 124

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


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

Boone County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $127,100

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $663 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $431 (0.6%)

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 2013: 22.8%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
Boone County:

23.3%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boone County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $568 a month.

Cities in this county include: Madison, Danville, Whitesville, Greenview, Comfort, Racine, Van, Sylvester, Twilight.

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Boone County: High Coal (A), Riverview Country Club Golf Course (B), Williams Hill Lookout Tower (C), Piney Knob Lookout Tower (D), Morrisvale Volunteer Fire Department (E), Spruce River Volunteer Fire Department Station 500 (F), Wharton - Barrett Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boone County include: Kingwood Church (A), Spruce Laurel Church (B), Lick Creek Church (C), Atha Chapel (D), Sixmile Creek Church (E), Lory Church (F), Sarah Church (G), Camp Creek Church (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hager Cemetery (1), Fowler Cemetery (2), Stark Cemetery (3), White Cemetery (4), Bowen Cemetery (5), Kirk Cemetery (6), Kinder Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Glovers Pond (A), Armco Steel Corp Impoundment (B), Jack Smith Branch Impoundment (C), Fork Creek Lake (D), Big Mountain Slurry Pond (E), Pond Fork Impoundment (F), Wharton Number Two Mine Slurry Pond (G), Robinhood Impoundment (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trough Fork (A), Toneys Branch (B), Toney Fork (C), Tickle Britches Fork (D), Threemile Branch (E), Three Fork Branch (F), Thomas Branch (G), Tan Trough Branch (H), Sycamore Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boone County include: Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Madison Memorial Park (2), Drawdy Falls Roadside Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kanawha County , Lincoln County , Logan County , Raleigh County , Wyoming County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 808
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 95 (51% naturalized citizens)

Boone County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1965 to 1969: 42

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.6%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Boone County with a mortgage: 2,044 (92 second mortgage, 195 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,861

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Boone County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,83743
Mainline Protestant1,99317
Black Protestant4873
Other3103
Catholic1322
None18,870-
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: 12
Boone County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Boone County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Boone County:

15.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

33.6%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Boone County:

Average size of farms: 134 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $2,458
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $3,605
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $14,629
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.74
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 7 acres

Tornado activity:

Boone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 49833533.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from Boone County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 247.5 miles away from Boone County 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 61.8 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:


The number of natural disasters in Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Pakistan (25%)
  • United Kingdom (19%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Ireland (4%)

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

  • United States or American (40%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Boone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,106 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,069 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 190 (2%)
  • Other means: 33 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 97 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Boone County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Boone County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,634.

3.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.59% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($27,024 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($8,690 average AGI)
Boone County:

1.25%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kanawha County, WV  0.99% ($31,132 average AGI)
from Logan County, WV  0.37% ($43,464)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.33% ($39,080)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.17% ($85,538)


4.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.23% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($28,686 average AGI)
1.19% relocated to other states ($7,915 average AGI)
Boone County:

1.19%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kanawha County, WV  1.35% ($39,971 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.47% ($40,028)
to Lincoln County, WV  0.39% ($41,200)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.23% ($39,500)
to Putnam County, WV  0.14% ($54,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Boone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Boone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Boone County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,925 (3,278 aged, 1,647 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3759.570
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 97.2
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33046.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1217.760
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1093.260

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35.02

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.89

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,498

Size of family households: 3,162 2-persons, 1,756 3-persons, 1,307 4-persons, 561 5-persons, 143 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,548 1-person, 313 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

4,065 married couples with children.
1,249 single-parent households (386 men, 863 women).

98.6% of residents of Boone County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $160,978,000 ($6259 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,079,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $85,232,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,455,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $536,000
Federal grants: $31,886,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,287,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,582,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $296,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,799,000
Federal Government insurance: $48,372,000

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

Births: 1,736
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,590
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Boone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.22 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 204
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,289
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,131
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,990
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,735
  • 1960 to 1969: 697
  • 1950 to 1959: 757
  • 1940 to 1949: 890
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,356
Rooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 1,287
  • 5 rooms: 2,191
  • 6 rooms: 2,092
  • 7 rooms: 1,243
  • 8 rooms: 628
  • 9+ rooms: 491
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 262
  • 4 rooms: 652
  • 5 rooms: 656
  • 6 rooms: 270
  • 7 rooms: 147
  • 8 rooms: 92
  • 9+ rooms: 32
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boone County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,566
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,232
  • 4 bedrooms: 927
  • 5+ bedrooms: 212
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 314
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,038
  • 3 bedrooms: 683
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Boone County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 745
  • 1 vehicle: 2,584
  • 2 vehicles: 3,616
  • 3 vehicles: 889
  • 4 vehicles: 268
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 529
  • 1 vehicle: 1,033
  • 2 vehicles: 549
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

67% of Boone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in West Virginia.

Boone County:

66.5%
State average:

63.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.9%)
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (1.4%)
  • Electricity (46.8%)
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Coal or coke (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

3.3%
West Virginia:

5.5%

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

0.9%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 94
Here:

13.3%
West Virginia:

15.4%

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:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $25,665,000
    Police Protection: $3,024,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,190,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,158,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,633,000
    Health - Other: $1,606,000
    Financial Administration: $1,225,000
    General Public Buildings: $817,000
    Parks and Recreation: $667,000
    Solid Waste Management: $485,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $432,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,242,000

Boone County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,794,000
    All Other: $699,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $630,000
    Interest Earnings: $237,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $187,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,148,000
    All Other: $416,000
    Health and Hospitals: $299,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,985,000
    NEC: $643,000
    Other License: $1,000

Boone County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,109,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $684,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Boone County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Boone County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Boone County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9970.1 years
William6070.9 years
John5273.7 years
Mary4777.6 years
Robert4070.8 years
George3671.9 years
Charles3572.0 years
Harry2572.8 years
Ray2572.2 years
Edith2477.8 years
Most common last names in Boone County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller12674.6 years
Price7177.2 years
Jarrell5772.7 years
Ball5473.3 years
Hager5276.5 years
Thompson5273.1 years
Barker4472.4 years
Smith4177.0 years
White3974.5 years
Adkins3474.5 years
Businesses in Boone County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1