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Boone County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2021 population: 31,702)

Population per Square Mile: 172.74

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,647270.9%6,484,050
Today (2021)73,052231.1%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*74,654231.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today29.0%2 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,6994 14,280
Net International Migration3021 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)169824.4%692

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 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)25,82226100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,0311627.2%18.3%
Married Without Children9,0102534.9%29.8%
Single Parents1,727276.7%9.3%
Living Alone5,6122621.7%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)28,94526100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)27,57426100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2020)$245,2002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2020)$8443  

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 2020 ACS)44,301251.0%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher94.6%2 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree50.8%2 27.2%

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 2021$84,9852150.4%56,497
Median Household Income in 202092,3022151.8%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20205.2%8944.8%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 184.6%9130.9%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202122520.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,119540.3%636,675
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%80,859
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019540290.8%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force36,964221.1%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate2.19158.3%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.19075.0%2.8

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed900100.0%100.0%$401,442$7,583,249
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family10511.7%22.7%$16,850$742,937

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 2021
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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