Boone, IA
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Boone is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 12,692 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Boone is the 31st largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Boone was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Boone who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), sales jobs (9.81%), and management occupations (8.89%).

The education level of Boone citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.27% of adults in Boone have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Boone in 2010 was $24,656, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,624 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Boone include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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