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Boone County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2016 population: 26,784)

Population per Square Mile: 152.88

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,638270.9%6,484,136
Today (2016)64,653261.0%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*66,161261.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today14.2%2 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8215 -12,135
Net International Migration6921 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)347151.6%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,438226.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)12,8252319.8%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)4,975287.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)16,3742325.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,5902627.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)8,4512913.1%14.9%
Median Age37.9  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone171340.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,639152.5%2.2%
Black Alone1,125281.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone22360.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,031231.6%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)22,92426100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3281827.6%19.2%
Married Without Children7,6052733.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,665297.3%9.8%
Living Alone5,0912822.2%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)26,07926100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)22,53027100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$187,6002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$6676  

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
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)39,913270.9%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher93.3%5 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree42.7%3 24.1%

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 2015$62,6032149.3%41,940
Median Household Income in 201575,1632148.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20156.0%8941.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 187.4%9036.3%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201622670.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,834550.4%722,928
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, 2015773250.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 201522640.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015527290.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force34,418241.0%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate3.48877.3%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.5197.2%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work38,926100.0%$1,734,250100.0%$44,552
Wage and Salary29,28975.2%$1,191,09968.7%$40,667
Farm Proprietors5161.3%$-4,037-0.2%$-7,824
Nonfarm Proprietors9,12123.4%$281,06816.2%$30,815
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,1185.4%$41,1362.4%$19,422
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7021.8%$16,0130.9%$22,811
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,1325.5%$119,8716.9%$56,225
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,4106.2%$143,2188.3%$59,427
  Retail Trade7,46419.2%$298,59617.2%$40,005
  Trans., Warehousing2,5006.4%$114,3996.6%$45,760
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)10,017*25.7%*$323,735*18.7%*$32,319*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed433100.0%100.0%$130,132$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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