Boone County, Iowa facts for kids
|Boone County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
572 sq mi (1,481 km²)
2.1 sq mi (5 km²), 0.4%
46/sq mi (18/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
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 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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,224 people, 10,374 households, and 7,137 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 10,968 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 10,374 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,763, and the median income for a family was $49,346. Males had a median income of $32,504 versus $23,838 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,943. About 4.50% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.
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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