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Boone, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Boone had a population of 19,565 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.2168 and longitude -81.6746 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boone 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boone: Boon, Councills Store.

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Boone, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Boone, NC Housing Affordability Index is 39
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Boone, NC Wealth Index is 35
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,565
Population in Households 14,135
Population in Familes 5,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,430
Population Density 3,102
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $20,622
Average Household Income $40,445
Per Capita Income $14,537
Wealth Index3 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,489 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,164 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 640 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $283,945
Housing Affordability Index2 39
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,653
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,907
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.45% 1.06%
Households 1.58% 1.41%
Families 3.86% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 2019 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 # 51 93rd
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 612 17th
Median Household Income # 735 1st
Per Capita Income # 722 2nd

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