Boone, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 12,510 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 5,937  (47.5%)
Females: 6,573  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50036.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,656 (it was $38,179 in 2000)
Boone:

$56,656
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,800 (it was $18,995 in 2000)

Boone city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,406 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Boone:

$120,406
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,222; detached houses: $149,354; townhouses or other attached units: $194,600; in 2-unit structures: $107,771; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,094; mobile homes: $22,347

Median gross rent in 2017: $660.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boone: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 3.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Boone, IA (2017)
    • 11,84492.8%White alone
    • 4153.3%Hispanic
    • 2702.1%Black alone
    • 490.4%American Indian alone
    • 330.3%Asian alone
    • 380.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Boone, Iowa as of September 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boone is 344 to 1.


Crime rates in Boone by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(38.7)
15
(116.3)
18
(141.0)
14
(111.0)
3
(23.8)
3
(23.9)
14
(110.0)
12
(94.6)
11
(87.9)
11
(87.1)
3
(23.8)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
1
(8.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.7)
1
(7.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(31.0)
18
(139.5)
55
(430.8)
66
(523.4)
44
(349.4)
34
(270.6)
51
(400.7)
54
(425.7)
65
(519.4)
51
(403.9)
42
(332.5)
45
(354.3)
62
(491.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
69
(534.6)
112
(868.3)
105
(822.4)
88
(697.8)
71
(563.9)
99
(787.9)
159
(1,249)
110
(867.2)
63
(503.4)
92
(728.6)
53
(419.6)
50
(393.6)
43
(341.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
311
(2,409)
285
(2,209)
185
(1,449)
186
(1,475)
130
(1,032)
191
(1,520)
208
(1,634)
213
(1,679)
186
(1,486)
139
(1,101)
103
(815.5)
112
(881.8)
104
(824.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(116.2)
15
(116.3)
5
(39.2)
10
(79.3)
13
(103.2)
8
(63.7)
11
(86.4)
3
(23.7)
15
(119.9)
9
(71.3)
14
(110.8)
7
(55.1)
14
(111.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(38.7)
3
(23.3)
9
(70.5)
4
(31.7)
4
(31.8)
2
(15.9)
6
(47.1)
3
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
2
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)182.6279.4319.9310.0178.0194.3330.2293.0280.9253.6156.4149.1172.8

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City-data.com crime index in Boone, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), American (10.5%), Swedish (7.0%), Irish (6.2%), English (4.6%), Norwegian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/24/1876

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 8.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,401 people per square mile   (low).

Boone, Iowa map

177 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,092 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,745 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (13.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (123.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fraser, IA (2.5 miles),
Luther, IA (2.7 miles),
Ogden, IA (2.8 miles ),
Pilot Mound, IA (3.1 miles ),
Gilbert, IA (3.6 miles ),
Beaver, IA (3.6 miles),
Ames, IA (3.6 miles ),
Madrid, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 93.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,171 (-9.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,192 (47.0%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Boone, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Boone, IA in 2017
Boone satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $226,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Boone, IA residents
Average permit cost in Boone, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +351 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in Boone, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.3%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Boone, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Boone, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Boone-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Boone city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boone-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 403.1 miles away from Boone center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 271.7 miles away from the city 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 387.2 miles away from the city 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 260.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city 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 131.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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).
Boone topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Boone:

  • BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1015 UNION STREET)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES OF BOONE CO (105 SOUTH MARSHALL)
  • COVENTRY CARE CENTER OF BOONE (1400 22ND STREET)
  • EASTERN STAR MASONIC HOME (715 WEST THIRD STREET)
  • WESTHAVEN COMMUNITY (112 WEST FOURTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Boone:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boone:

  • Iowa State University (about 13 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 29 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 34 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Drake University (about 34 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 79 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 80 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 84 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high schools in Boone:

  • BOONE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 871, Location: 500 7TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • FUTURES (Students: 40, Location: 727 W 3RD ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Boone:

  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 412, Location: 1903 CRAWFORD STREET, Grades: 2-4)
  • BOONE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 362, Location: 1640 1ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • UNITED COMMUNITY NORTH (Students: 304, Location: 1284 U AVE, Grades: PK-1)
  • PAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 169, Location: 102 S BOONE ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 711 W MAMIE EISENHOWER, Grades: PK-1)
  • UNITED COMMUNITY SOUTH (Location: 1284 U AVE, Grades: 2-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Boone:

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Library in Boone:

  • ERICSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $478,532; Location: 720 GREENE ST; 69,805 books; 5,250 audio materials; 4,613 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 170 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Boone: Boone Country Club (A), Boone County Fairgrounds (B), Boone (C), Boone County Courthouse (D), Boone County Sheriffs Office (E), Ericson Public Library (F), Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace (G), Boone County Historical Center (H), Historical Museum of Boone County (I), Boone Police Department (J), Boone Fire Department Station 1 (K), Boone Campus Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boone include: Berean Baptist Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), Church of the Open Bible (C), Boone Biblical Memorial Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (E), Saint Marion United Methodist Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Grace Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Leatham Cemetery (1), Linwood Park Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boone include: Dragoon Trail in Boone County Historical Marker (1), Birthplace of Mamie D Eisenhower Historical Marker (2), Anderson Park (3), Goeppinger Field (4), Cummings Park (5), Miles-Lee Park (6), Franklin Park (7), Little League Park (8), Herman Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mamie Eisenhower Birthplace (Museums; 709 Carroll Street), FICK Observatory (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1128 240th Street).

Hotels: American Inn (1215 South Story Street), Super 8 Boone IA (1715 South Story Street), Boone Amerihost Inn (1745 SE Marshall St), Super 8 Motel (1715 South Story Street).

Courts: Boone County - Boone County District Court Judge (201 State Street), Boone County - Judicial Magistrate (201 State Street), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Drivers License (201 State Street), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- District Associate Judge (201 State Street), Boone County - Clerk Of Court- Boone County Clerk Of District Court (201 State Street).

Birthplace of: Chad Rinehart - Football player, Donovan Olson - Politician, Jodi Tymeson - Politician, Mamie Eisenhower - (1896-1979), First Lady of the United States, Jerry McNertney - Baseball player and coach.

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

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

  • BOONE WATER WORKS (Population served: 12,661, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Boone in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
345 people in nursing homes in 2000
40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Boone (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Boone Depot Branch at 1207 South Marshall Street, branch established on 1992/10/12; Boone Branch at 724 Story Street, branch established on 1933/10/30. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • AMES COMMUNITY BANK: Community Bank Of Boone Branch at 1704 South Marshall Street, branch established on 1999/06/07; Community Bank Of Boone Branch at 504 Story St, branch established on 2009/01/17. Info updated 2010/06/07: Bank assets: $431.7 mil, Deposits: $366.0 mil, headquarters in Ames, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ogden Bancshares, Inc.
  • Boone Bank & Trust Co.: Parking Lot Branch at 1326 South Story Street, branch established on 1968/01/30; at 716 Eighth Street, branch established on 1992/01/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.3 mil, Deposits: $88.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ames National Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Boone at 715 South Eighth Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Boone:

Marital status in Boone, IA
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Boone:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Boone
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boone, IA (based on Boone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65020
Evangelical Protestant3,43622
Catholic3,2133
Other7093
None12,298-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Boone County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Boone 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%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Boone:

49.5%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Boone:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Boone:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Boone:

54.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Boone:

76.8%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boone, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$98,888$59,33312$4,194
Water Supply 16$59,946$44,9600$0
Firefighters 8$39,878$59,81727$1,407
Local Libraries 6$18,562$37,12413$4,706
Financial Administration 6$34,500$69,0003$3,310
Parks and Recreation 5$21,758$52,2190$0
Sewerage 3$13,450$53,8000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$2,510
Totals for Government 64$286,982$53,80968$16,127

Boone government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,513,000 ($120.94)
    Sewerage: $1,297,000 ($103.68)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,166,000 ($173.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000 ($133.81)
    Regular Highways: $1,412,000 ($112.87)
    Sewerage: $1,302,000 ($104.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,047,000 ($83.69)
    General - Other: $668,000 ($53.40)
    Libraries: $668,000 ($53.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $570,000 ($45.56)
    General Public Buildings: $245,000 ($19.58)
    Financial Administration: $234,000 ($18.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $149,000 ($11.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $114,000 ($9.11)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($7.11)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($6.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($5.04)
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000 ($3.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($3.20)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($2.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $778,000 ($62.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $185,000 ($14.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,961,000 ($316.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $210,000 ($16.79)

Boone government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,283,000 ($262.43)
    Other: $156,000 ($12.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($5.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($4.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($2.48)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $544,000 ($43.49)
    Other: $171,000 ($13.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $174,000 ($13.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $228,000 ($18.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($12.63)
    Rents: $121,000 ($9.67)
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000 ($8.15)
    Special Assessments: $74,000 ($5.92)
    Sale of Property: $35,000 ($2.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,310,000 ($184.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,212,000 ($96.88)
    Public Welfare: $112,000 ($8.95)
    Other: $55,000 ($4.40)
  • Tax - Property: $6,189,000 ($494.72)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $989,000 ($79.06)
    Other License: $214,000 ($17.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $146,000 ($11.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $81,000 ($6.47)

Boone government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,984,000 ($2077.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,608,000 ($1967.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,153,000 ($252.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,361,000 ($188.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,361,000 ($188.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,777,000 ($142.05)

Boone government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,500,000 ($199.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,360,000 ($348.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,679,000 ($453.96)

6.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Story County, IA  1.57% ($38,804 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.32% ($54,511)
to Dallas County, IA  0.56% ($53,850)
Businesses in Boone, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Baymont Inn1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Curves1McDonald's1
DHL1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
Goodwill2UPS3
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Boone:

  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boone:

  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boone:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Boone fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 276ft / 83.6mTotal length
  • 50,345Total average daily traffic
  • 4,428Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,145Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Boone, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Boone, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Boone)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Boone, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boone)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Boone)

2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 58. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 136 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Boone, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.2%), and Structure Fires (25.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Boone, IA
    • 52760.2%Outside Fires
    • 22525.7%Structure Fires
    • 9210.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 313.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boone, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boone, Iowa:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1745 SE Marshall St, Boone, Iowa 50036 , Phone: (515) 432-8168, Fax: (515) 432-8175
  • Boulders Inn and Suites, 1900 Lakewood Dr, Boone, Iowa 50036 , Phone: (515) 212-8826
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boone, Iowa
Most common first names in Boone, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27676.3 years
Mary22283.4 years
Robert21071.2 years
William18875.8 years
James17673.7 years
Charles16677.7 years
George15877.4 years
Margaret14082.5 years
Ruth13885.0 years
Helen13480.8 years
Most common last names in Boone, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson20877.2 years
Johnson15480.1 years
Miller13475.7 years
Smith13281.4 years
Carlson11482.8 years
Nelson9283.3 years
Thompson9081.1 years
Davis7678.4 years
Brown7481.0 years
Jones7279.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boone, IA
  • 86.8%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boone, IA
  • 51.5%Utility gas
  • 41.1%Electricity
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Boone compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Boone on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 (50036) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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