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Boone is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Boone. For links to other places called Boone, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Boone is 41.309N. The longitude is -87.151W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,884.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Boone demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46347 ZIP code.
27% of Boone residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boone ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boone was $20,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Boone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Boone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $917.
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boone political report.
The average commute time for Boone workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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