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City of Boonville, Indiana
—  City  —
Nickname(s): The Great City
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.2725°W / 38.04611; -87.2725
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warrick
Township Boon
Government
 - Mayor Pam Hendrickson (D)
Area
 - Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 - Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,834
 - Density 2,316.5/sq mi (894.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47601
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-06616[1]
GNIS feature ID 0431342[2]
Website City of Boonville

This page is about the city in Indiana. For other communities of the same name, see Boonville (disambiguation)

Boonville is a city in Boon Township, Warrick County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,834 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Warrick County[3]. Founded in 1818 and named for Ratliff Boon, an early settler and Indiana's second governor, who supported the city becoming county seat.

President Abraham Lincoln studied law in Boonville. When Abraham Lincoln and his family moved from Kentucky to present-day Spencer County in 1816, their homestead was then considered to be within Boonville's Warrick County boundaries. The future president frequently walked to Boonville to borrow books and watch local attorney John Brackenridge argue cases, thus earning Boonville the distinction of being "where Lincoln learned the law."

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Geography

Boonville is located at 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.2725°W / 38.04611; -87.2725 (38.046231, -87.272544)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,834 people, 2,688 households, and 1,854 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,318.9 people per square mile (894.4/km²). There were 2,910 housing units at an average density of 987.4/sq mi (380.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.51% White, 0.64% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 2,688 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,913, and the median income for a family was $42,096. Males had a median income of $32,264 versus $22,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,869. About 6.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The government consists of a mayor and a city council. The mayor is elected in citywide vote. The city council consists of five members. Four are elected from individual districts. One is elected at-large.

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Boonville is a city in the state of Indiana, in the United States.


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