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Boone County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 280.7 square miles
Population Density 193 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 53,957
Population change -0.4%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 26.8%
65 and over 13.5%
Females 50.2%
White 93.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 20.3
Asian 1.4%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 2.6%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.3%
Veterans 3,404
Households and Housing
Households 17,938
Persons per household 3
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.6%
Median household income $60,893
The per capita income $25,888
Live below the poverty line. 11.3%
housing units 19,906
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $158,800
Residents owning their homes. 82.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,425
Women-owned firms 27.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 1.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $454,857
Retail sales per capita $8,556
Manufacturers shipments $5,553,679
Merchant wholesaler sales $146,167