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Boone, North Carolina
Welcome to Boone ...
The location of Boone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Boone has a population of 19,623 people<3> (see below for details).
Boone was established in 1872.
The community of Boone is 3,200 feet [975 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Boone is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Boone lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Boone: (828)
Websites for Boone ...
Official Website: www.townofboone.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boone had an population of 19,623 people. This is an increase of 14.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.66% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Boone had a population of 17,122 people (or 33.52% of the total population of Watauga County). This makes Boone the county's most populous community.
The population of Boone represents 0.18% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,122 people, the population of Boone increased 27.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,472 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Boone.
Adding Boone to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Boone in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Boone was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Boone on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Boone on our Genealogy Page.
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, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boone.
Communities near Boone ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boone.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boone.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boone.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boone. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Boone: www.townofboone.net/
The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Sep 2021