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Boaz, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Boaz had a population of 10,071 as of July 1, 2020. Boaz ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 34.2006 and longitude -86.1664 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boaz 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 1,070 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.


Boaz, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,071 (100%)
Population in Households 9,871 (98.0%)
Population in Families 8,050 (79.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 200 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 692
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $48,449
Average Household Income $63,773
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $24,117
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,285 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,541 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $111,512
Average Home Value $153,304
Housing Affordability Index3 272


Total Households 3,825
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,523
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.52% 0.41%
Households 0.29% 0.29%
Families 0.17% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%


Boaz, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boaz to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 63 89th
Population Density # 81 86th
Median Household Income # 208 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 424 72nd
Per Capita Income # 247 58th
Diversity Index # 111 81st

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