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Boone County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2022 population: 31,982)

Population per Square Mile: 175.37

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,647270.9%6,484,050
Today (2022)74,164231.1%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,749201.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2010 to Today30.9%2 5.4%

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

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9517 5,230
Net International Migration10120 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1241212.1%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,576226.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)14,2742019.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,617257.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,3192326.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,8742425.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)10,3922714.2%16.4%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone209330.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,800113.8%2.7%
Black Alone1,957242.7%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone32340.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,296241.8%2.3%
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 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)26,13026100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,1921627.5%18.2%
Married Without Children9,0542534.6%29.8%
Single Parents1,942257.4%9.2%
Living Alone5,3642920.5%29.1%

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 2022 (estimate)29,81126100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)27,75026100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$270,6002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$9593  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 13,384211.2%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)46,345241.0%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher94.4%4 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree49.4%2 27.8%

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 2021$84,9852150.4%56,497
Median Household Income in 202198,0472156.3%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20215.5%8945.5%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.8%9036.9%15.7%
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 2021/20222,342480.5%481,568

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, 2019850211.1%80,851
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019540290.8%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force38,362221.1%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.09266.7%3.0
April 2023 Unemployment Rate1.99073.1%2.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work51,385100.0%$2,915,651100.0%$56,741
Wage and Salary40,41178.6%$2,119,86672.7%$52,458
Farm Proprietors4951.0%$33,7051.2%$68,091
Nonfarm Proprietors10,47920.4%$337,38111.6%$32,196
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,5254.9%$69,1302.4%$27,378
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7531.5%$20,9960.7%$27,883
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,7655.4%$164,6955.6%$59,564
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,9049.5%$307,63610.6%$62,732
  Retail Trade4,2478.3%$177,1276.1%$41,706
  Trans., Warehousing12,15023.6%$671,83823.0%$55,295
  Wholesale Trade2,3794.6%$228,3277.8%$95,976
  Other Private (not above)9,630*18.7%*$415,187*14.2%*$43,114*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed0N/A100%$06,635,992
3- and 4-Family0N/A0.5%$0$0
5+ Family0N/A32.6%$0$1,031,387

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 2022
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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