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The City of Boone had a population of 12,900 as of July 1, 2017. Boone ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boone is located at latitude 42.0494 and longitude -93.8727 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boone (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The City of Boone (GNIS ID: 2394220) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Boone is located within Township of Des Moines, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Boone, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,900
Daytime Population: Workers 5,553
Daytime Population: Residents 6,512
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,065
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 12,714
Population in Familes 9,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 1,419
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $47,413
Average Household Income $60,666
Per Capita Income $25,943


Total Housing Units 5,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,726 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,747 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $124,139
Average Home Value $143,076


Total Households 5,474
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 3,295
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.33%
Households 0.24% 0.32%
Families 0.07% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Boone, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boone to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 97th
Population Density # 119 88th
Diversity Index # 275 73rd
Median Household Income # 771 24th
Per Capita Income # 649 36th

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