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Boone County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade B+
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade C
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Boone County is located in Illinois with a population of 53,293. In Boone County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$927
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    192.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    44
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    36
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    232.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,124.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

Working in Boone County

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,396
National
$64,994

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