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86th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Boone County, Illinois
Boone County is the 86th fastest growing county in the US
based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the century with more than ten
thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Boone County which was founded in 1837, grew in population to
41,784 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the
beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased the number
of inhabitants by 25.9 percent bringing the estimated total
population in July 2006 to 52,617.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Boone
County the third fastest growing county in the Prairie State
of Illinois and the 86th fastest in the nation.
The median value for homes within the 281 square mile
jurisdiction of Boone County was $123,600 in 2000 but the
Bureau had no statistics on home value for 2006. Determining
how the rapid growth may have affected the value of homes in
the area is difficult but the current auctions that follow
should give some indication of the bargains still available.