Boone is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 12,470 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Boone who work in sales jobs (11.24%), office and administrative support (10.50%), and management occupations (6.46%).
Being a small city, Boone does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Boone is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.41% of adults 25 and older in Boone have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Boone in 2010 was $28,087, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,348 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 German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Boone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.