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The 2000 Census showed that Boone County had a population of 33,948 people. This represented 1.27% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Boone had a population of 36,821 people. This is an increase of 8.46% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,903+8.7%+0.22% since 2009
200936,821+8.46%-0.11% since 2008
200836,863+8.59%+0.57% since 2007
200736,653+7.97%+1.93% since 2006
200635,959+5.92%+1.56% since 2005
200535,408+4.3%+1.63% since 2004
200434,841+2.63%+0.97% since 2003
200334,507+1.65%+0.22% since 2002
200234,432+1.43%+0.52% since 2001
200134,253+0.9%+0.9% since 2000
200033,948The Last Census

Boone County had 15,426 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Boone County has a total area<3> of 601 square miles [1,558 km²]. Of this total, 591 square miles [1,531 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.77%) being water (10.64 square miles [27.56 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Boone County had a population density of 57.4 people per square mile [22.17 people/km²], making it the state's 19th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Boone County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Boone and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Boone County QuickFact (QF-05009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Boone County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarrollQF-05015   W27,93825,35710.18%
MarionQF-05089   E16,59416,1402.81%
NewtonQF-05101   S8,1918,608-4.84%
SearcyQF-05129   SE7,9448,261-3.84%
Taney (MO)QF-29213   N48,02339,70320.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Boone. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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