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Boonville, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°14′28″N 80°42′34″W / 36.24111°N 80.70944°W / 36.24111; -80.70944
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Boonville, North Carolina
Boonville NC
Boonville NC
Flag of Boonville, North Carolina
Official seal of Boonville, North Carolina
Crossroads of the Yadkin Valley
Location of Boonville, North Carolina
Location of Boonville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°14′28″N 80°42′34″W / 36.24111°N 80.70944°W / 36.24111; -80.70944
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,050 ft (320 m)
 • Total1,185
 • Density988.32/sq mi (381.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code336
FIPS code37-07140[3]
GNIS feature ID2405304[2]
Boonville, NC library.

Boonville is a town in Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,222 at the 2010 census.


Boonville was named for Daniel Boone.[4][5] A post office has been in operation in Boonville since 1857.[6] The town was incorporated by the North Carolina legislature on February 19, 1895.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Nearby communities[edit]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Boonville racial composition[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 994 83.88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 50 4.22%
Native American 3 0.25%
Asian 2 0.17%
Other/Mixed 60 5.06%
Hispanic or Latino 76 6.41%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,185 people, 522 households, and 283 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,138 people, 476 households, and 343 families residing in the town. The population density was 894.0 inhabitants per square mile (345.2/km2). There were 511 housing units at an average density of 401.4 per square mile (155.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.29% White, 4.48% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 476 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,019, and the median income for a family was $42,794. Males had a median income of $30,341 versus $21,298 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,101. About 13.2% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.


Boonville Police Station

Fire department[edit]

The Boonville Community Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1941. The former fire department building has since been named the Harvey E Smith Municipal Building and now houses the police station and meeting space for the town council. The new fire station was erected in 1997. It houses numerous apparatus and is operated by both volunteer personnel and paid staff.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boonville, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 52.
  5. ^ "Boonville NC History". boonvillenc.com. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "History of Boonville". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 20, 2021.

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