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Boone County, Indiana

Organized in 1830, frontiersman Daniel Boone is this county's namesake

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2017 population: 26,710)

Population per Square Mile: 155.77

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,638270.9%6,484,192
Today (2017)65,875261.0%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*66,161261.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today16.3%2 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,2444 -976
Net International Migration6021 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)331141.5%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,489216.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,0422319.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,144287.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)16,8842325.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,7312526.9%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)8,5852913.0%15.4%
Median Age37.7  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone178320.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,807152.7%2.4%
Black Alone1,266271.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone29320.0%0.1%
White61,5412493.4%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups1,054241.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,8692597.0%93.0%
Hispanic2,006313.0%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)23,42726100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,4201927.4%19.0%
Married Without Children7,8442733.5%30.0%
Single Parents1,627296.9%9.7%
Living Alone5,2842722.6%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)27,04826100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)25,08826100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
17,8082771.0%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$195,9002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,6192622.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$6767  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 12,074231.1%1,110,866
Public12,074221.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)40,735270.9%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher93.2%5 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree44.5%3 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$65,7162152.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201680,6342154.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20167.0%8950.0%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 187.7%9040.3%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201728520.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,554550.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,222520.4%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016827221.0%83,063
Births to Teens, 201522640.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015527290.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force34,993241.1%3,320,409
Employed34,001241.1%3,203,351
Unemployed992270.8%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.88480.0%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate2.8175.7%3.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work39,642100.0%$1,809,809100.0%$45,654
Wage and Salary29,63074.7%$1,241,91668.6%$41,914
Farm Proprietors5141.3%$41,3962.3%$80,537
Nonfarm Proprietors9,49824.0%$244,13513.5%$25,704
Farm6571.7%$47,5132.6%$72,318
Nonfarm38,98598.3%$1,762,29697.4%$45,204
Private35,22188.8%$1,539,82085.1%$43,719
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,1795.5%$43,7282.4%$20,068
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6661.7%$11,5170.6%$17,293
  Construction2,5936.5%$181,88110.0%$70,143
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,2095.6%$124,0216.9%$56,144
  Information4991.3%$27,3691.5%$54,848
  Manufacturing2,4086.1%$136,3717.5%$56,632
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade8,73222.0%$345,33019.1%$39,548
  Trans., Warehousing2,5526.4%$119,1446.6%$46,687
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)8,624*21.8%*$260,371*14.4%*$30,191*
Government3,7649.5%$222,47612.3%$59,106

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed539100.0%100.0%$163,114$4,583,500
Single-Family42178.1%74.2%$136,933$4,038,599
2-Family509.3%2.0%15,962$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family6812.6%23.4%$10,219$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Boone County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Advance5120.8%
Jamestown9061.4%*
Lebanon15,95924.2%
Thorntown1,4782.2%
Ulen1250.2%
Whitestown8,17912.4%
Zionsville26,71040.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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