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Boone County, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Lebanon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423 sq mi (1,096 km²)
423 sq mi (1,096 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46,107
109/sq mi (42/km²)
Founded 1 April 1830
Congressional district 4th
Boone County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Boone County courthouse in Lebanon, Indiana
Website boonecounty.in.gov/

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 46,107. Its estimated 2005 population was 52,061. The county seat is Lebanon[1].

Contents

History

Boone County was formed April 1, 1830, and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. The county's commissioners originally selected Jamestown (on the county's southern border) to be the seat, but a law passed January 26, 1832 forced it to be moved to within two miles (3 km) of the county's center. A new site was chosen in May 1831. Named Lebanon, it became the county seat in 1833.

Government

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[2][3]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, the collection of revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[2][3]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[3]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serve terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to an

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,096 km²), of which 423 square miles (1,095 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.10%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Ratsburg

Townships

Major highways

Railroads

Education

Public schools in Boone County are administered by the Lebanon Community School Corporation, the Western Boone County Community School District and Zionsville Community Schools.

Demographics

Boone County
Population by year

2005 52,061
2000 46,107
1990 38,147
1980 36,446
1970 30,870
1960 27,543
1950 23,993
1940 22,081
1930 22,290
1920 23,575
1910 24,673
1900 26,321
1890 26,572
1880 25,922
1870 22,593
1860 16,753
1850 11,631
1840 8,121
1830 621

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 46,107 people, 17,081 households, and 12,810 families residing in the county. The population density was 109 people per square mile (42/km²). There were 17,929 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.92% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.3% were of German, 19.6% American, 12.7% English and 9.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,081 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,632, and the median income for a family was $58,879. Males had a median income of $39,534 versus $26,266 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,182. About 3.80% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.80% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8.  

External links

Coordinates: 40°03′N 86°28′W / 40.05°N 86.47°W / 40.05; -86.47


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Boone County, Indiana
Map
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Boone County.png
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1 April 1830
Seat Lebanon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46107
Website: boonecounty.in.gov/

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 46,107. Its estimated 2005 population was 52,061. The county seat is Lebanon6.

Contents

History

Boone County was formed April 1, 1830, and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. The county's commissioners originally selected Jamestown (on the county's southern border) to be the seat, but a law passed January 26, 1832 forced it to be moved to within two miles of the county's center. A new site was chosen in May 1831. Named Lebanon, it became the county seat in 1833.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,096 km² (423 sq mi). 1,095 km² (423 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major highways

Railroads

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Boone County
Population by year

2005 52,061
2000 46,107
1990 38,147
1980 36,446
1970 30,870
1960 27,543
1950 23,993
1940 22,081
1930 22,290
1920 23,575
1910 24,673
1900 26,321
1890 26,572
1880 25,922
1870 22,593
1860 16,753
1850 11,631
1840 8,121
1830 621

As of the census² of 2000, there were 46,107 people, 17,081 households, and 12,810 families residing in the county. The population density was 42/km² (109/sq mi). There were 17,929 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.92% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.3% were of German, 19.6% America, 12.7% English and 9.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,081 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,632, and the median income for a family was $58,879. Males had a median income of $39,534 versus $26,266 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,182. About 3.80% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.80% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Extinct

Townships

Education

Public schools in Boone County are administered by the Lebanon Community School Corporation, the Western Boone County Community School District and Zionsville Community Schools.

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 40°03′N 86°28′W / 40.05, -86.47

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