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Welcome to Boone ...

The city of Boone is located in Boone County and is the County Seat for Boone County.

The location of Boone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Boone has a population of 12,470 people<2> (see below for details).

Boone is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Boone lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Boone: (515)

The ZIP codes for Boone: 50036-50037<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boone had a population of 12,661 people (or 48.13% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Boone the county's most populous community.

The population of Boone represents 0.42% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,661 people, the population of Boone decreased 1.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,803 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Boone had an population of 12,470 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boone.

Communities Also Named Boone ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Boone - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boone.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boone. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boone. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boone. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Boone:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boone ...

Looking for more information about Boone? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boone, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boone.

Communities near Boone ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ames   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Boone

Located in Story County

Perry   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Boone

Located in Dallas County

Huxley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Boone

Located in Story County

Story City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Boone

Located in Story County

Madrid   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Boone

Ogden   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Boone

Slater   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Boone

Located in Story County

Woodward   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Boone

Located in Dallas County

Gilbert   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Boone

Located in Story County

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Boone

Located in Webster County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Boone.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boone.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Boone). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boone or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Boone includes: 50036 & 50037.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0529, Longitude: -93.8775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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