Boone, North Carolina

Boone: City in Iowa, United States


Boone is a city located in the county of Watauga in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,122 and a population density of 731 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 20,003 inhabitants.

The city was created 158 years ago in 1864.

Boone locator map
Location of Boone on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Boone

Population : 20,003 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Watauga County
Postal code : 50036
Phone Area Codes : 515
Area : 23.43 km2
Altitude : 1,135 feet / 346 meters
Capital city : Boone is capital of Boone County
Establishment : January 01, 1865 (158 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:28:23 (6th December 2023)
Density : 854 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 14.4% (2010-2020)
Weather : 29℉ Snow Showers Likely 7-days weather
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Boone is located at 36°13'0"N 81°40'28"W (36.2167900, -81.6745500).

Boone map


Boone forecast: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. more


The population of Boone increased by 14.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,122 - census
2011 17,622 2.84% estimation process
2012 18,023 2.22% estimation process
2013 18,145 0.67% estimation process
2014 17,925 -1.23% estimation process
2015 18,277 1.93% estimation process
2016 18,898 3.29% estimation process
2017 19,254 1.85% estimation process
2018 19,518 1.35% estimation process
2019 19,667 0.76% estimation process
2020 20,003 1.68% estimation process

Boone zip code is 28607. County name: Watauga, County fips: 37189

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People born in Boone (20)

People born in Boone, including wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Mamie Eisenhower, politician Richard A. Ballinger, politician Norman A. Erbe, .


  • Ray Lyman Wilbur (President of Stanford University) he was born in 13/04/1875
  • Mamah Borthwick (American translator) she was born in 19/06/1869
  • Buster Brown (professional baseball player who played pitcher in the U.S. Major Leagues from 1905-1913) he was born in 31/08/1881
  • Chad Rinehart (American Football player, offensive guard) he was born in 04/05/1985
  • Donovan Olson (American politician) he was born in 12/06/1965
  • Elivera M. Doud (Eisenhower family member) she was born in 13/05/1878
  • Jerry McNertney (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 07/08/1936
  • Mike Enich (Recipient of the Purple Heart medal (1918-1978)) he was born in 20/09/1918
  • Jodi Tymeson (American politician) she was born in 27/06/1955
  • Ed Updegraff (Amateur golfer, urologist) he was born in 01/03/1922
  • Mike Verchio (American politician) he was born in 23/10/1944
  • Merrill G. Burlingame (American historian) he was born in 13/03/1901
  • Jack Nystrom (American politician) he was born in 16/06/1933
  • Howard Paul Savage (9th national commander of the American Legion) he was born in 03/01/1884
  • Pete Kostelnick (American ultramarathon runner) he was born in 12/09/1987
  • Patrick Snyder (American politician from Wisconsin) he was born in 10/10/1956
  • Clyde A. Lamb (American football and college basketball coach) he was born in 13/05/1899

Schools in Boone

College & universities near Boone, NC

Code Name City ZIP
197869 Appalachian State University Boone (NC) 28608

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Boone, NC

Code Name Address Type
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL

Post offices near Boone

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Boon Post Office Boone (NC) 28607

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Boone , Iowa city in Iowa, United States with a population of 12,407 people.
  • Boone , Colorado town in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States with a population of 373 people.

Other cities in Watauga County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Watauga County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Blowing Rock 1,316 Town in North Carolina, United States
Beech Mountain 320 Human settlement in Avery County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Boone distances to largest North Carolina cities