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Boaz, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Boaz had a population of 10,007 as of July 1, 2016. Boaz ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boaz is located at latitude 34.199 and longitude -86.1552 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boaz (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Boaz are located in Marshall County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Etowah County, and DeKalb County.

The City of Boaz (GNIS ID: 2403886) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Boaz is located within Albertville-Boaz Division of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boaz population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Boaz, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,007
Population in Households 9,804
Population in Familes 8,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 203
Population Density1 688
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 3,837
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,303 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,534 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $119,700
Average Home Value $138,217


Median Household Income $36,031
Average Household Income $51,112
Per Capita Income $19,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.41%
Households 0.53% 0.33%
Families 0.52% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Boaz, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boaz to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 89th
Population Density1 # 87 85th
Diversity Index2 # 174 70th
Median Household Income # 339 42nd
Per Capita Income # 307 47th

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