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Boone, North Carolina

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Emily Brandon, writing for U.S. News & World Report, describes Boone, North Carolina as "a former frontier outpost that has lost its rough edges."




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Boone, North Carolina Statistics:




Median home value:


Age 65 or over:

7 percent

Cost of living:

11.1 percent below the U.S. average

Maximum state income tax:

8 percent

State sales tax:

4.25 percent

*Data from U.S. News & World Report article published June 3, 2007



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