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Boone County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||January 13, 1846|
|• Total||574 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
|• Land||572 sq mi (1,480 km2)|
|• Water||2.1 sq mi (5 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||46.54/sq mi (17.970/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Boone County was established January 13, 1846, from free land. It was named after Captain Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, an American pioneer, who had formed the Wilderness Trail and founded the town Boonesborough, Kentucky.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 574 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 572 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Webster County (northwest)
- Hamilton County (northeast)
- Story County (east)
- Polk County (southeast)
- Dallas County (south)
- Greene County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 26,715 in the county, with a population density of 46.4373/sq mi (17.9295/km2). 96.05% of the population reported being of one race. 90.71% were non-Hispanic White, 1.13% were Black, 2.65% were Hispanic, 0.24% were Native American, 0.37% were Asian, 0.01% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.88% were some other race or more than one race. There were 11,921 housing units of which 10,981 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 26,306 in the county, with a population density of 46.07/sq mi (17.79/km2). There were 11,756 housing units, of which 10,728 were occupied.
Boone County is divided into seventeen townships:
- Des Moines
- Pilot Mound
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Boone County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|4||Sheldahl (partially in Polk and Story Counties)||City||319|
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