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Boone, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Boone had a population of 18,848 as of July 1, 2016. Boone ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boone is located at latitude 36.2128 and longitude -81.6689 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boone (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,218 feet.

The Town of Boone (GNIS ID: 2405303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Boone is located within Township of Boone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boone: Boon, Councills Store.

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Boone, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,848
Population in Households 13,341
Population in Familes 4,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,507
Population Density1 3,038
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 6,197
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,766
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,727 (25.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,470 (64.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 719 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $267,906
Average Home Value $301,912


Median Household Income $20,756
Average Household Income $38,074
Per Capita Income $14,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.55% 0.86%
Households 1.19% 1.06%
Families 4.49% 1.01%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Boone, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boone to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 94th
Population Density1 # 4 100th
Diversity Index2 # 608 18th
Median Household Income # 731 1st
Per Capita Income # 694 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.