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Boone County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2023 population: 32,534)

Population per Square Mile: 180.00

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)70,812241.1%6,484,050
Today (2023)76,120231.1%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,749201.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today7.5%2 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,4565 4,599
Net International Migration9122 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)270103.6%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,374225.9%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)14,2382019.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)5,831257.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,5032326.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)19,0692425.7%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)11,1492715.0%16.9%
Median Age38.6  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone245300.3%0.4%
Asian Alone3,053114.1%2.8%
Black Alone2,184242.9%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone31360.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,357241.8%2.4%
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 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)26,95925100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,6841328.5%18.1%
Married Without Children9,1142533.8%29.6%
Single Parents1,857266.9%9.0%
Living Alone5,7682621.4%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)30,48424100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)28,37226100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$320,0002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$1,0103  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 13,639211.2%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)47,456241.0%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher95%2 90%
with B.A. or higher degree49.5%2 28.2%

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 2022$91,4192156.7%58,323
Median Household Income in 2022102,8052154.0%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20225.2%9041.6%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.8%9131.2%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202214540.4%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,089560.3%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,526460.5%511,735

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, 2021868221.1%79,946
Births to Teens, 20218750.2%3,845
Deaths, 2019540290.8%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force38,693221.1%3,401,387
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58875.8%3.3
March 2024 Unemployment Rate3.2194.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work55,038100.0%$3,229,682100.0%$58,681
Wage and Salary42,85977.9%$2,368,21573.3%$55,256
Farm Proprietors4870.9%$26,8030.8%$55,037
Nonfarm Proprietors11,69221.2%$383,79411.9%$32,825
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,6244.8%$75,9762.4%$28,954
  Arts, Ent., Recreation8151.5%$28,7500.9%$35,276
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,9325.3%$173,8395.4%$59,290
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5,4639.9%$366,26311.3%$67,044
  Retail Trade4,5698.3%$217,3266.7%$47,565
  Trans., Warehousing13,25424.1%$734,42622.7%$55,412
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)10,834*19.7%*$446,070*13.8%*$41,173*

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, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed873100.0%100.0%$414,304$7,695,489
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family00.0%34.2%$0$1,594,777

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 2023
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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