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Boone County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1 April 1830
Seat Lebanon
Largest City Lebanon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423.25 sq mi (1,096 km²)
422.91 sq mi (1,095 km²)
0.34 sq mi (1 km²), 0.08%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

56,640
134/sq mi (51.72/km²)
Website: boonecounty.in.gov/
Named for: Daniel Boone
Indiana county number 6

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 56,640. The county seat is Lebanon. Indiana's center of population is located in eastern Boone County, just northwest of the town of Sheridan in neighboring Hamilton County.

History

Boone County was formed April 1, 1830, and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. The county commissioners met near the center of the county on May 1, 1831 to identify a county seat, which by law had to be within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the county's center; the city of Lebanon was selected to serve this purpose, replacing Jamestown (Founded 1830) which had served as interim county seat.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 423.25 square miles (1,096.2 km2), of which 422.91 square miles (1,095.3 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

Townships

  • Center
  • Clinton
  • Eagle
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Marion
  • Perry
  • Sugar Creek
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Worth

Major highways

  • I-65.svg Interstate 65
  • I-74.svg Interstate 74
  • I-465.svg Interstate 465
  • I-865.svg Interstate 865
  • US 52.svg U.S. Route 52
  • US 136.svg U.S. Route 136
  • US 421.svg U.S. Route 421
  • Indiana 32.svg Indiana State Road 32
  • Indiana 39.svg Indiana State Road 39
  • Indiana 47.svg Indiana State Road 47
  • Indiana 75.svg Indiana State Road 75
  • Indiana 234.svg Indiana State Road 234
  • Indiana 267.svg Indiana State Road 267
  • Indiana 334.svg Indiana State Road 334

Airport

  • KTYQ - Indianapolis Executive Airport

Railroads

  • CSX Transportation

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Lebanon, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Lebanon have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −27 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.35 inches (60 mm) in February to 4.54 inches (115 mm) in July.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 621
1840 8,121 1,207.7%
1850 11,631 43.2%
1860 16,753 44.0%
1870 22,593 34.9%
1880 25,922 14.7%
1890 26,572 2.5%
1900 26,321 −0.9%
1910 24,673 −6.3%
1920 23,575 −4.5%
1930 22,290 −5.5%
1940 22,081 −0.9%
1950 23,993 8.7%
1960 27,543 14.8%
1970 30,870 12.1%
1980 36,446 18.1%
1990 38,147 4.7%
2000 46,107 20.9%
2010 56,640 22.8%
Est. 2015 63,344 11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 56,640 people, 21,149 households, and 15,509 families residing in the county. The population density was 133.9 inhabitants per square mile (51.7/km2). There were 22,754 housing units at an average density of 53.8 per square mile (20.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.3% white, 1.7% Asian, 0.9% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.9% were German, 19.3% were English, 14.1% were Irish, and 9.0% were American.

Of the 21,149 households, 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.7% were non-families, and 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12. The median age was 38.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $81,401. Males had a median income of $57,251 versus $41,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $38,696. About 6.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.


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