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Boone

Boone, Iowa

  •   State: 
    Iowa
      County: 
    Boone County
      City: 
    Boone
      County all: 
    Boone | Hamilton
      County FIPS: 
    19015 | 19079
      Coordinates: 
    42°3′40″N 93°53′10″W
      Area total: 
    9.08 sq mi (23.53 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.08 sq mi (23.53 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,135 ft (346 m)
      Established: 
    1849; Incorporated 1849
  •   Latitude: 
    42,0639
      Longitude: 
    -93,8814
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Ames, IA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    50036
      GMAP: 

    Boone, Boone County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
    12,460
      Population density: 
    1,371.64 residents per square mile of area (529.57/km²)
      Household income: 
    $46,241
      Households: 
    5,300
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.98%

Boone was platted as a town in 1865 by John Insley Blair. It was incorporated the following year, when the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company railroad station was built there. The grocery chain Fareway originated in Boone. The city has a total area of 9.02 square miles (23.36 km²) According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boone has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. In 1912, United Mine Workers Local 869 in Boone had 554 members, close to 10% of the population at the time. Other larger businesses that have had or still maintain facilities in Boone include Gates Rubber, Heinrich Envelope, Archway Bakery, Lowe-Berry Seeds, Coca-Cola Bottling, Quinn Iron & Wire Works (now Besser Quinn Machine & Foundry), Mid-States Steel, Specialty Leather Productions, Randy's Frozen Meats, PDM Distribution, ProLiant Biologicals, APC, Thermomass Composite Tech, CDS Global, Patterson Logistics and Stoll Bottling. The first Casey's General Store was founded in Boone, Iowa in 1968. In 2010, there were 12,661 people, 5,380 households and 3,278 families living in the city. The population of the city was 12,460 at the 2020 census. It is the principal city of the Boone Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Boone County.

History

Boone was platted as a town in 1865 by John Insley Blair. It was incorporated the following year, when the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company railroad station was built there. The town was originally named "Montana"; it was renamed to Boone in 1871. The present name is a tribute to Nathan Boone, son of explorer Daniel Boone. In 1912, United Mine Workers Local 869 in Boone had 554 members, close to 10% of the population at the time. The grocery chain Fareway originated in Boone. The first Casey's General Store was founded in Boone, Iowa in 1968. Other larger businesses that have had or still maintain facilities in Boone include Gates Rubber, Heinrich Envelope, Archway Bakery, Lowe-Berry Seeds, Coca-Cola Bottling, Mid-States Steel, Sunoco Products, Specialty Leather Productions, Randy's Frozen Meats, PDM Distribution, ProLiant Biologicals, APC, Thermomass Composite Tech, CDS Global, Patterson Logistics and Stoll Bottling. In 1874, a railroad spur was built to the mine. This mine was taken over by the railroad, and operated for 30 years. There were coal seams in the Boone area; the upper vein, about 3 feet thick, was always worked using longwall mining, while the lower vein was always mined using room and pillar mining. Their mine shaft was 242 feet deep, and they hauled coal to the railroad by wagon.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.02 square miles (23.36 km²), all land. Ledges State Park is located four miles south of Boone and is a popular destination. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. The Ohio River is a tributary of the Little Ohio River which flows through the city and into the Mississippi River. It is also known as the "Ohio River Valley" because of its many rivers and creeks. The town's name is derived from the state's name, which means "river valley" or "valley" in English. It was named after the town of Boone, which was once known as "Boone" and is located in the town's eastern part. It has a population of 2,816. The population of Boone was 2,788 at the 2010 census. The area has a history of being heavily affected by the Great Depression and the Civil War. It also suffered through the Great Recession of the 1930s and 1940s, when many residents lost their jobs. The current population of the town is 2,917. It had a growth spurt in the 1950s and 1960s, and a population boom in the 1970s and 1980s. It now has a more moderate population growth rate than it did in the early 1980s and 1990s, with the population reaching 2,638 in 2010.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boone has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. Boone is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the town. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. Boone has an average annual rainfall of 2,200 mm (100 in) and an average yearly temperature of 3,000 m (95 °F) The city has a high school with about 1,000 students. The school has a reputation for excelling in science and technology. Boone also has a good reputation for its baseball team, the Boone Bombers, which has won several state championships. The city is home to the Boone High School football team, which won the state championship in 2010. The high school's football team also won the national championship in 2008. The football team has a history of winning the state title in the 1990s. The basketball team has won two state championships in the 2000s, the first in the state of Ohio and the second in the United States. The team has also won a national title in 2008 and the 2010 World Series of Baseball, the latter of which was the first time Boone has been a member of the U.S. National Football League. The state has a record for winning a state championship, with three titles in the last five years. The county also has the highest percentage of first-place finishers in the South Carolina High School Football Championship.

Demographics

At the 2010 census, there were 12,661 people, 5,380 households and 3,278 families living in the city. The median household income was $43,256. Males had a median income of $32,106 and females $22,119. About 5.4% of families and 8.4%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 5.8% ofThose age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the city was 98.34% White, 0.32% African American, 0.22% Native American,0.21% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of thePopulation. The city's population was 12,803 at the 2000 census, with 5,585 housing units at an average density of 625.5 per square mile (241.5/km²) The median age was 38.1 years, with 23.5% of residents under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25%. were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup ofThe city was 48.9%. male and 51.1%. female. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was2.92. The population density was 1,403.7 inhabitants per squaremile (542.0/ km²).

Transportation

Boone is located on U.S. Route 30. It is served by the mainline of the Union Pacific, which purchased the Chicago & North Western Railroad (C&NW) in 1995. Boone was also the exact midpoint on the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad, an electric interurban line converted to diesel in 1955 after a flood on the Des Moines River devastated the hydroelectric power plant that supplied power to the railroad. It was purchased by the C&NW in 1968 and subsequently abandoned. The western part of the line to Fraser has been resurrected as the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, a tourist line. There is a moderate-sized rail yard to the east of the downtown area. The locomotives no longer sound their horns in the town proper due to modifications to the various points where streets intersect with the rail line. The original Lincoln Highway ran through the center of town, but a new four-lane highway was built in the late 1960s that bypassed the center to the south. There are also a network of paved country roads radiating out in all directions. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, the majority of whom live in or near the town of Boone. The city is home to the Boone High School, which was founded in 1883. The school was the first in the state to offer a high school degree. It has since been the only high school in Boone to graduate with a bachelor's degree. The high school has a junior high and senior high school.

Education

The Boone Community School District operates local public schools. The Sacred Heart parish operates a parochial school for kindergarten through 8th grade. Trinity Lutheran Church operates a school for students 3 years old to 8thgrade. The church is located in the town of Boone, North Carolina. It is located on the banks of the Little Snake River, which flows into the Mississippi River. The town has a population of about 2,000. The school district has a total enrollment of about 1,000 students. The parish has a history of more than 40 years, with the majority of its students being from the Boone area. It was founded in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest parishes in the state. It has been in the Boone community since the early 1900s. It also has its own church, the Sacred Heart Parish, which was established in the mid-19th century. The current parish is located near Boone, north of the town's main highway, the Boone-Boone Road. It runs through the town and is part of the Boone School District, which operates a local public school district and a parish school. The district also has a church, Trinity Lutheran Lutheran Church, which is based in Boone and has a number of other parishes around the town. It opened in the late 1800s. In the early 20th century, the church began to expand into the area, with some of its parishioners moving to Boone from other parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Arts and culture

Pufferbilly Days, an annual event celebrating Boone's railroad heritage, is held at the end of the summer. IMCA Super Nationals are held during the week of Labor Day. The James H. Andrew museum, located on site, highlights railroad history with a variety of exhibits and actual railroad related artifacts. Thomas the Tank Engine makes annual visits to B&SVRR, at the Day Out with Thomas event, usually in September. The railroad also hosts several "dinner" trains, a regular weekly train excursion as well as a special Christmas themed event. Boone River Valley Festival was started in 2017 and takes place in May. It is an outdoor festival with events to celebrate all of the beauty and activities that Boone and Boone County have to offer. The final and largest statue of Theodore Roosevelt, which was eight times life-size was commissioned in 1941, and was scheduled to arrive in Boone, Iowa, in 1943. The 6' 3" statue depicts Roosevelt rising out of a mountainous landscape with his hand outstretched as if addressing a crowd. Below the statue are ten bas reliefs of Roosevelt's outdoor accomplishments. The show now alternates between these two permanent sites on an annual basis. Boone is also a site of the annual Farm Progress Show, which is held on the weekend of September 14-16. The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & the James H., Andrew Railroad Museum are other points of interest. The B & SVRR allows visitors to view Boone and the Boone river valley area via train, riding behind various historic train equipment.

Parks and recreation

J.B. McHose Park and Shelter is the largest park in Boone. It features shelters, baseball fields, tennis courts, a sand volleyball area, a basketball court, playgrounds, nature trails, an equestrian trail, fishing pond, Teddy Roosevelt monument, bike trail, disc golf course, and a swimming pool. The park is open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily. It is located on the east side of the town. The town is home to the Boone High School football team, which won the state championship in 2010. The school also has a baseball team, the Boone Red Sox, and an ice hockey team. The football team won a state title in 2010, and the Red Sox won a national championship in 2011. The Red Sox also have a football team and a basketball team, as well as a baseball field and a football field. The baseball team is coached by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The basketball team has won two state championships, in 2010 and 2012. The tennis team has also won one state championship, in 2011, and one state title, in 2012. It also has two state titles, in 2008 and 2012, in baseball and basketball. The golf course has been named after the late golfer Jack Nicklaus, who was born in Boone and played for the town in the 1930s and 1940s. The swimming pool has been renamed after former President Theodore Roosevelt, who also lived in the town, and is located in the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Boone, Boone County, Iowa = 90.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Boone = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 12,460 individuals with a median age of 38.8 age the population dropped by -1.63% in Boone, Boone County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,371.64 residents per square mile of area (529.57/km²). There are average 2.31 people per household in the 5,300 households with an average household income of $46,241 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.40% of the available work force and has dropped -1.77% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.06%. The number of physicians in Boone per 100,000 population = 70.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Boone = 34.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 32.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 107. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 198. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 7.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 41, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Boone, Boone County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 65.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 61 years with median home cost = $87,120 and home appreciation of -3.43%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.39 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,614 per student. There are 13 students for each teacher in the school, 292 students for each Librarian and 314 students for each Counselor. 8.70% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.91% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.99% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Boone's population in Boone County, Iowa of 8,880 residents in 1900 has increased 1,4-fold to 12,460 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.36% female residents and 47.64% male residents live in Boone, Boone County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Boone, Boone County, Iowa are married and the remaining 44.14% are single population.

  • 20.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Boone require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.10% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.40% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Boone, Boone County, Iowa, 65.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.87% are vacant.

  • The 52.28% of the population in Boone, Boone County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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