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. Boone has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Boone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.06%), management occupations (8.57%), and sales jobs (8.51%).

One of the benefits of Boone is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.05 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Boone overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Boone, 21.65% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Boone in 2010 was $23,867, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,468 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, Swedish, and Norwegian.

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