Boonville, Missouri

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

Boonville is a city in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. The population was 8,202 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cooper County[3]. The city was the site of a skirmish early in the American Civil War on July 17, 1861. Union forces easily brushed aside a small and poorly equipped force of the Missouri State Guard in the so-called Battle of Boonville.



Boonville is located at 38°57′54″N 92°44′30″W / 38.965°N 92.74167°W / 38.965; -92.74167 (38.965017, -92.741757)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²), of which, 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (6.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,202 people, 2,667 households, and 1,696 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,190.8 people per square mile (459.6/km²). There were 3,041 housing units at an average density of 441.5/sq mi (170.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.22% White, 16.84% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 2,667 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female house holder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.93.

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