Population: 12,609Median home value: $104,400 78 Ranks better than 93% of areas

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A Boone Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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A Boone Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Iowa
8218% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Boone cost of living
D Boone Crime Total crime is 26% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,78535% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5735% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Boone crime
D+ Boone Employment Household income is 12% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$48,13513% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,48615% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Boone employment
C Boone Housing Home value is 21% lower than Iowa
Median home value
$104,40043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$62135% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Boone real estate or Boone rentals
A+ Boone Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
78%58% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:120% lower than the US average
Boone K-12 schools

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Boone Iowa: A Refreshing Gem

I had a refreshing experience while living in Boone Iowa. The city is located in Boone County. Boone is close to Jefferson North Carolina. The town has great educational resources. It houses both public and private schools with great academics in place. Employment is somewhat deficient there, but housing and the cost of living balance out. The weather is unbelievably nice. The town is very community friendly.

Some of the best areas in Boone Iowa surround Ledges State Park which is four miles from Boone. This is a tourist area with lots of great dining, unique boutiques, along with all the natural park amenities any area can offer. The park is special in the fact that it is one of the first state parks in Iowa. It was built in 1924 and surrounds a tributary of the Des Moines River. It has a number of stone bridges and buildings. I enjoy picnicking and camping there with my family. The views here are breathtaking, and the weather allows year-round recreation. Boone is a great place to live or to visit.
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Source: The Boone, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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