Boone, IA

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Living in Boone

Boone is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 12,384 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Boone is the 31st largest community in Iowa. Boone has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Boone is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boone is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Boone who work in office and administrative support (11.67%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (6.37%).

The citizens of Boone are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.80% of adults in Boone having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Boone in 2018 was $29,866, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,464 for a family of four. However, Boone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Boone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boone residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Boone include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Boone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.