Boaz, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boaz, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Boaz had a population of 9,900 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Boaz, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,900
Daytime Population: Workers 5,729
Daytime Population: Residents 5,772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,501
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 9,696
Population in Familes 7,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 680
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $36,873
Average Household Income $53,209
Per Capita Income $20,706


Total Housing Units 4,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,237 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,561 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $124,031
Average Home Value $143,113


Total Households 3,798
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,517
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.29%
Households 0.32% 0.22%
Families 0.21% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2017 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 # 66 89th
Population Density # 87 85th
Diversity Index # 171 71st
Median Household Income # 347 40th
Per Capita Income # 308 47th

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