Boone County, IA

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2022 Population
26,700
0.0786% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42
0.474% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.47%
13.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,759
6.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$171,600
13.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Boone County, IA had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $75,759. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boone County, IA declined from 26,721 to 26,700, a −0.0786% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,984 to $75,759, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.805%).

None of the households in Boone County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Boone County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Boone County, IA was $171,600, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Boone County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boone County, IA is home to a population of 26.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.26% of Boone County, IA residents were born outside of the country (337 people).

In 2022, there were 46.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Boone County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 540 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 358 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Boone County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, IA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 114
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    540 ± 168
  3. White (Hispanic)
    358 ± 172
2.8%
Hispanic Population
747 people

In 2022, there were 46.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Boone County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 540 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 358 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.8% of the people in Boone County, IA are hispanic (747 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Boone County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
337 people
1.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
453 people

As of 2022, 1.26% of Boone County, IA residents (337 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boone County, IA was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    437 ± 91
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    256 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    166 ± 72

Boone County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boone County, IA employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Boone County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,157 people), Retail Trade (1,981 people), and Manufacturing (1,466 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,448), Finance & Insurance ($75,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,938).

Occupations

14.2k
2022 Value
± 776
0.453%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, IA grew at a rate of 0.453%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, IA, are Management Occupations (1,843 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,598 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,177 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.2k
2022 Value
± 776
0.453%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, IA grew at a rate of 0.453%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,157 people), Retail Trade (1,981 people), and Manufacturing (1,466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Boone County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,488
Median earning men ± $2,832
$37,153
Median earning women ± $2,258

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,536), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,269), and Manufacturing ($59,117).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,659), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,179), and Construction ($50,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 204
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 140
    Manufacturing
  3. 132
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Boone County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, IA was $171,600 in 2022, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $171,600, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone County, IA is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boone County, IA have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boone County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boone County, IA is $75,759. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Boone County, IA was Census Tract 206 with a value of $103,021, followed by Census Tract 201 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $100,170 and $88,269.

Property

$171,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,102
$8,676
Median Property Taxes
±$528

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boone County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Boone County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206
  2. Census Tract 201
  3. Census Tract 205

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, IA was Census Tract 206 with a value of $103,021, followed by Census Tract 201 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $100,170 and $88,269.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Boone County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,759
Median Household Income
± $5,710
10.9k
Number of Households
± 615

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Boone County, IA grew to $75,759 from the previous year's value of $70,984.

The following chart displays the households in Boone County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boone County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.95%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Boone County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, IA have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Boone County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Boone County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boone County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, IA (1.96k out of 26.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boone County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Boone County, IA has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IA see 2018 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.23% increase from the previous year (1882 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1460 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,018 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Boone County, IA

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IA see an average of 2,018 patients per year. This represents a 7.23% increase from the previous year (1,882 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Boone County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.54%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, IA grew by 25% from 3.63% to 4.54%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Boone County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.6% in Boone County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.52% in Boone County, IA.

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