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Boone County, Iowa
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Boone County Courthouse
Seal of Boone County, Iowa
Seal
Map of Iowa highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded January 13, 1846
Seat Boone
Largest city Boone
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
572 sq mi (1,481 km²)
2.1 sq mi (5 km²), 0.4
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

26,715
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website https://www.boonecounty.iowa.gov/

Boone County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 26,715.[1] Its county seat is Boone.[2]

Boone County comprises the Boone, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.

History[]

The land that now forms Boone and several other Iowa counties was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on October 11, 1842.

On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory,[3] with general descriptions of their boundaries.[4] Boone County's name referred to Captain Nathan Boone,[5] son of Daniel Boone, an American pioneer who formed the Wilderness Trail and founded the settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.

County residents selected Boonesboro as the county seat in 1851. The first building erected in the new settlement was a double log house, to be used as interim county office and courthouse. It was supplemented by a two–story building erected in 1856, then replaced by a three-story building in 1868.

The nearby settlement of Montana was incorporated in 1866, when a railway station was built there.[6] It was renamed to Boone in 1871.[7] It continued to grow, and it annexed the settlement of Boonesboro (which had also been incorporated in 1866) in 1887, thus becoming the county seat.[7]

After the second courthouse became too small for the county's expanding populace, a new building (the present courthouse) replaced it. It was completed in 1917.[8]

Geography[]

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.[9]

Major highways[]

  • US 30 (IA).svg U.S. Route 30 – runs east–west through center of county. Passes Beaver, Ogden, and Jordan.
  • US 169 (IA).svg U.S. Route 169 – runs south from Webster County through the west-central portion of Boone County. At its intersection with US 30, U.S. 169 runs east three miles to Ogden, then runs south to Dallas County.
  • Iowa 17.svg Iowa Highway 17 – runs south through eastern Boone County to Jordan, west one mile, then south to the boundary line between Dallas and Polk counties.
  • Iowa 144.svg Iowa Highway 144 – runs across the southwest tip of the county from northwest to southeast.
  • Iowa 210.svg Iowa Highway 210 – enters south line of county at Woodward, then runs east and east-northeast across the southern portion of county to Story County.[10]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 735
1860 4,232 475.8%
1870 14,584 244.6%
1880 20,838 42.9%
1890 23,772 14.1%
1900 28,200 18.6%
1910 27,626 −2.0%
1920 29,892 8.2%
1930 29,271 −2.1%
1940 29,782 1.7%
1950 28,139 −5.5%
1960 28,037 −0.4%
1970 26,470 −5.6%
1980 26,184 −1.1%
1990 25,186 −3.8%
2000 26,224 4.1%
2010 26,306 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2020[15]

Population of Boone County from US census data

2020 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.[1]

2010 census[]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 26,306 in the county, with a population density of 46.07/sq mi (17.788/km2). There were 11,756 housing units, of which 10,728 were occupied.[16]

2000 census[]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Boone County

As of the census[17] 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.

Communities[]

Cities[]

  • Beaver
  • Berkley
  • Boone
  • Boxholm
  • Fraser
  • Luther
  • Madrid
  • Ogden
  • Woodward (partial)
  • Pilot Mound
  • Sheldahl (partial)

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Jordan
  • Logansport
  • Mackey
  • Moingona
  • Zenorsville

Townships[]

  • Amaqua
  • Beaver
  • Cass
  • Colfax
  • Des Moines
  • Dodge
  • Douglas
  • Garden
  • Grant
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Marcy
  • Peoples
  • Pilot Mound
  • Union
  • Worth
  • Yell

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Boone County.[1] county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Boone City 12,460
2 Madrid City 2,802
3 Ogden City 2,007
4 Boxholm City 181
5 Pilot Mound City 163
6 Luther City 152
7 Fraser City 101
8 Beaver City 46
9 Berkley City 23
10 Sheldahl (partially in Polk and Story Counties) City 19 (297 total)

Politics[]

Prior to 1932, Boone County was primarily Republican in presidential elections, aside from 1912 when the county backed Bull Moose candidate & former Republican President Theodore Roosevelt. From 1932 to 1980, the county was a swing county, voting for the national winner in all elections in that period aside from 1960. From 1984 to 2012, the county was consistently Democratic in presidential elections, but swung hard in 2016 by 20.7 points to back Republican Donald Trump similar to many other counties in Iowa.[18]

United States presidential election results for Boone County, Iowa[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,695 56.68% 6,303 41.09% 342 2.23%
2016 7,484 52.72% 5,541 39.03% 1,171 8.25%
2012 6,556 45.57% 7,512 52.21% 320 2.22%
2008 6,293 45.17% 7,356 52.80% 282 2.02%
2004 6,870 49.04% 7,027 50.16% 112 0.80%
2000 5,625 45.92% 6,270 51.19% 354 2.89%
1996 4,293 36.27% 6,446 54.47% 1,096 9.26%
1992 4,148 33.95% 5,913 48.39% 2,158 17.66%
1988 4,381 37.49% 7,232 61.89% 73 0.62%
1984 5,746 46.80% 6,485 52.82% 46 0.37%
1980 5,732 47.42% 5,126 42.41% 1,229 10.17%
1976 5,413 44.14% 6,595 53.78% 255 2.08%
1972 6,271 54.29% 5,057 43.78% 223 1.93%
1968 5,260 47.40% 5,219 47.03% 617 5.56%
1964 3,543 31.26% 7,699 67.92% 93 0.82%
1960 6,761 53.97% 5,759 45.97% 7 0.06%
1956 6,740 53.65% 5,815 46.28% 9 0.07%
1952 7,901 61.03% 4,896 37.82% 150 1.16%
1948 4,183 40.92% 5,541 54.21% 498 4.87%
1944 4,868 44.24% 6,062 55.09% 73 0.66%
1940 5,227 41.92% 7,168 57.49% 74 0.59%
1936 4,110 35.34% 7,080 60.88% 439 3.78%
1932 3,694 38.00% 5,293 54.44% 735 7.56%
1928 7,521 70.01% 3,049 28.38% 172 1.60%
1924 4,980 45.57% 702 6.42% 5,246 48.01%
1920 7,093 71.07% 2,240 22.44% 647 6.48%
1916 2,955 52.41% 2,338 41.47% 345 6.12%
1912 802 13.64% 1,601 27.23% 3,477 59.13%
1908 3,368 57.71% 1,958 33.55% 510 8.74%
1904 3,830 65.66% 1,148 19.68% 855 14.66%
1900 4,151 61.58% 2,264 33.59% 326 4.84%
1896 3,741 56.43% 2,801 42.25% 88 1.33%
1892 2,959 57.31% 1,925 37.28% 279 5.40%
1888 2,768 58.45% 1,847 39.00% 121 2.55%
1884 2,616 54.12% 2,205 45.61% 13 0.27%
1880 2,275 58.04% 1,292 32.96% 353 9.01%



See also[]

  • Boone County Courthouse (Iowa)
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, Iowa
  • Don Williams County Park

References[]

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Coordinates: 42°02′11″N 93°55′56″W / 42.03639, -93.93222


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