Introduction to Boonville, Missouri

Boonville, Missouri, in Cooper county, is located 22 miles W of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 99 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. There are approximately 8,202 people in Boonville.

Boonville History

Boonville was the site of a conflict during the American Civil War in 1861. In the battle of Boonville, the Union forces ignored and put aside a less equipped Missouri State Guard force. The city of Boonville is located in Cooper County, which was founded in 1818.

Boonville and nearby Attractions

  • Katy Trail
  • Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
  • Rolfling Lake
  • Kemper Golf Course

Things To Do In Boonville

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park comes with recreational facilities that are popular among the tourists. Katy Trail is a state park that has trails for physical activities such as hiking and cycling. One can take a walk by the Rolfling Lake or the Trout Lake. Kemper Golf Course offers excellent facilities for the enjoyment of the golf lovers. Boonville Heritage Days is a summer weekend event hosted by Boonville, and attracts hordes of tourists every year.

Boonville Transportation

Columbia Regional Airport offers air transportation facilities to the residents of Boonville.

Boonville Higher Education

The Boonslick Technical Education Center is located in Boonville. The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia College, Lincoln University, and Central Missouri State University are also close by.


Total Population 8,350
Male Share of the Population 55.3%
Female Share of the Population 44.7%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,329
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,281
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,238


Median Family Income $50,265
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $107,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Boonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Cooper
Standard Zip Codes 65233
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.973
Longitude -92.743

Boonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Boonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Billingsville (65233)

Clarks Fork (65233)

Gooch Mill (65233)

Lamine (65233)

Overton (65233)

Speed (65233)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunceton 339 $35,625
Fayette 2,708 $48,036
Franklin 70 $61,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Boonville Hospitals

(Government - Local)
17651 B HWY
(660) 882-7461
Emergency Service: No

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Boonville High Schools

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Serves 497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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