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Boone is a city in Boone County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the county, which was named for Nathan Boone, a son of Daniel.

The latitude of Boone is 42.059N. The longitude is -93.88W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,135 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,807.


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Median household income
Local
$38,179
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Boone demographic reports
Boone is on the Des Moines River.
Old railroad town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Twister"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mamie Eisenhower, first lady
Local festivals include:
  • Pufferbilly Days - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Boone County Fair - July 18-23, 2007
  • Iowa Municipal Band Festival - July 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Boone web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ledges State Park, Iowa Arboretum
Boone attractions: Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Historic sites and museums: Boone County Historical Center, Boone County Museum, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Boone residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Boone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Boone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.


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Libraries in Boone include Ericson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Boone include Boone News Republican

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Boone County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boone political report.

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The average commute time for Boone workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Boone include Amerihost Inn and Suites Boone, Super 8.

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