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

The community of Boone is the Seat for Boone County.

Boone County was founded January 13, 1846 and was created by taking area from PolkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Boone had a population of 26,072 people. This is a decrease of 0.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,224 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Boone represented 0.9% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 99 counties).

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
201026,306+0.31%+0.9% since 2009
200926,072-0.58%-0.44% since 2008
200826,186-0.14%-0.42% since 2007
200026,224The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Boone County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Boone County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Boone   12,47912,8032.53% decrease  
Madrid   2,3592,2644.2% increase  
Ogden   1,9362,0234.3% decrease  
Sheldahl   3173365.65% decrease  
Pilot Mound   1972147.94% decrease  

Websites for Boone County

Official Website:   www.co.boone.ia.us/

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<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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