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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Boone County is located in Illinois with a population of 53,638. Living in Boone County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Boone County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Boone County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Boone County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Boone County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    192.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,124.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Boone County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,701
National
$55,322

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