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Population in 2012: 9,653 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.3%
Males: 4,363  (45.2%)
Females: 5,290  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35956.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,413 (it was $25,699 in 2000)
Boaz:

$30,413
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,010

Boaz city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,897 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Boaz:

$112,897
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,575; Detached houses: $132,852; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,738; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,855; Mobile homes: $24,238

Median gross rent in 2012: $508.

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  • White alone - 7,601 (79.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,455 (15.3%)
  • Asian alone - 161 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 162 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 79 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 62 (0.7%)

Races in Boaz detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boaz: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (17.1%), Irish (12.2%), English (11.6%), German (11.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1086 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles.

Population density: 792 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Boaz:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boaz city:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

940 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.9%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Boaz, Alabama as of December 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Boaz to the number of sex offenders is 261 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $582 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $421 (0.4%)

Boaz satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (43.1 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (60.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (534.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sardis City, AL (1.7 miles ), Mountainboro, AL (2.0 miles ), Albertville, AL (2.3 miles ), Whitesboro, AL (2.4 miles ), New Union, AL (2.5 miles ), Carlisle-Rockledge, AL (2.5 miles ), Bristow Cove, AL (2.8 miles ), Egypt, AL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $129,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.20 N, Longitude: 86.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,767 (+39.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,546 (44.7%)

Area code: 256

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Crime rates in Boaz by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 10000100000
per 100,000 13.40.00.00.00.012.60.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 02672233622
per 100,000 0.026.878.391.225.725.136.736.371.323.120.8
Robberies 43211135111310
per 100,000 53.840.126.1143.312.837.761.2133.0154.411.60.0
Assaults 2221107814141820710
per 100,000 295.7280.9130.591.2102.7175.8171.3217.6237.680.9104.2
Burglaries 866288909991831021176992
per 100,000 1155.9829.31148.11172.21271.51142.61015.31232.91389.9797.1958.6
Thefts 425404548557460437450400439403345
per 100,000 5712.45404.07149.47254.55908.05487.25504.64835.05215.04655.73594.9
Auto thefts 2518261930162112122416
per 100,000 336.0240.8339.2247.5385.3200.9256.9145.1142.6277.3166.7
Arson N/AN/AN/A1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/A13.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 427.1373.2477.3512.5390.7396.7383.6393.3456.0294.5255.0

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Crime rate in Boaz detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 32 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Alabama average:

2.28

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Boaz, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +483 (+7.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Boaz-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 283% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Boaz city center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boaz-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Boaz center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from Boaz center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boaz topographic map

Birthplace of: Tim Hodge - Animator, John Q. Roberts - Navy Navy Cross recipient, Justin Jonus - College basketball player (Alabama Crimson Tide), Eddie Priest - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Boaz:

  • BOAZ DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 16 CENTRAL HENDERSON ROAD)
  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTH)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - BOAZ (Nursing Home, 600 CORLEY AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Boaz, AL

Heliports located in Boaz:


Local government website: www.cityofboaz.org

College/University in Boaz:

  • Snead State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,431; Location: 220 North Walnut Street; Public; Website: www.snead.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boaz:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 18 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,222)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 35 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 37 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 3,575)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 46 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 5,084)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 50 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 55 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)

Public high school in Boaz:

Public elementary/middle schools in Boaz:

See full list of schools located in Boaz, map of school districts: BOAZ CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, ETOWAH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Boaz:

  • BOAZ PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $263,708; Location: 404 THOMAS AVE.; 41,289 books; 1,681 audio materials; 1,979 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 67 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Boaz: Boaz Golf and Country Club (A), Boaz City Hall (B), Boaz Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boaz include: Saint Paul Methodist Church (A), Julia Street Methodist Church (B), Boaz Second Baptist Church (C), Boaz First Baptist Church (D), Boaz Church of God (E), Bel Air Baptist Church (F), Bethsaida Baptist Church (G), Crestview Church of Christ (H), West Side Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Cemetery (1), Bethsaida Cemetery (2), Hillcrest Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Sardis City Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1310 Church Street).

Hotels: Boaz-Days Inn (12960 Us Highway 431), Econo Lodge Boaz (Next To 751 US Highway 431 South), Boaz Inn (2656 USHighway 431), Econo Lodge (773 USHighway 431), Subway (751 Us Highway 431), Key West Inn Boaz- AL (10535 Alabama Highway 168).

Court: Boaz City - Court (101 Line Avenue).

 
Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.98
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boaz and their reported violations in the past:

BOAZ WATER & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 10182, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CREMS ETOWAH COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY, INC (Address: 10200A HIGHWAY 431 SOUTH. , Population served: 3447, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-11-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boaz that have no violations reported:

  • SARDIS CITY WATER BOARD (Population served: 4518, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 48.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 68.5% for other race residents, 51.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Boaz, AL

People in group quarters in Boaz in 2010:

  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in college/university student housing
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Boaz in 2000:

  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other group homes

Boaz compared to Alabama state average:

Boaz, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Boaz (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank of Alabama: Boaz Branch at 200 Billy D. Dyar Boulevard, branch established on 1998/07/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $511.3 mil, Deposits: $426.1 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downtown Boaz Branch at 201 Billy Dyar Boulevard, branch established on 1934/03/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Peoples Independent Bank: at 121 Billy B. Dyar Boulevard, branch established on 1988/05/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $171.4 mil, Deposits: $154.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Boaz Branch at 2333 U.S. Highway 431 S., branch established on 1995/01/09. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • First Bank of Boaz: First Bank Of Boaz at 124 South Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $182.6 mil, Deposits: $129.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Boaz Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boaz, Alabama:

  • Key West Inn, 410 E ML Ave, Boaz, AL 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-0800
  • Days Inn-boaz, 12960 Hwy 431 S, Boaz, AL 35957 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input
  • Boaz Inn, 2656 US Hwy 431, Boaz, AL 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-2874
  • Key West Inn, 10535 Al Hwy 168, Boaz, AL 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-0800, Fax: (256) 593-9100
  • Econo Lodge, 773 Us Hwy 431 S, Boaz, AL 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-8410, Fax: (256) 593-8411
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boaz, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Boaz travel time to work - commute


Boaz mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boaz city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.27%
Here65.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents70.4%13.3%4.5%3.5%1.9%
Congregations47.6%16.8%10.6%6.3%0.5%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.6%1.4%0.8%0.7%2.0%
Congregations3.4%1.0%0.5%1.0%12.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Marshall County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Marshall County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Marshall County:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.4%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.3%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,615$38,4600$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,631$45,7866$6,174
Judicial and Legal 2$5,762$34,5720$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$67,711$38,6921$465
Firefighters 12$39,449$39,4490$0
Fire - Other 2$7,613$45,6780$0
Correction 5$11,365$27,2760$0
Streets and Highways 26$54,083$24,9611$1,603
Welfare 5$10,771$25,8503$1,076
Sewerage 7$23,491$40,2700$0
Parks and Recreation 10$23,797$28,5563$2,923
Water Supply 9$30,445$40,5930$0
Gas Supply 11$44,901$48,9830$0
Local Libraries 4$7,388$22,1643$1,856
Other and Unallocable 7$16,680$28,5941$399
Totals for Government 126$360,702$34,35318$14,496

Boaz government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,474,000 ($256.29)
    Police Protection: $1,323,000 ($137.06)
    Regular Highways: $1,134,000 ($117.48)
    Central Staff Services: $908,000 ($94.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $750,000 ($77.70)
    Fire Protection: $704,000 ($72.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $492,000 ($50.97)
    Financial Administration: $291,000 ($30.15)
    Libraries: $145,000 ($15.02)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($11.91)
    Health Services - Other: $115,000 ($11.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $99,000 ($10.26)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $169,000 ($17.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $270,000 ($27.97)
    Gas Utilities: $141,000 ($14.61)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($2.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($1.76)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($1.14)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,431,000 ($355.43)

Boaz government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $285,000 ($29.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($3.63)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $262,000 ($27.14)
    All Other: $11,000 ($1.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $405,000 ($41.96)
    Interest Earnings: $96,000 ($9.95)
    Property Sale Other: $21,000 ($2.18)
    Rents: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,502,000 ($362.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($1.35)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,507,000 ($363.31)
    NEC: $649,000 ($67.23)
    Property: $222,000 ($23.00)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $95,000 ($9.84)
    Tobacco Sales: $33,000 ($3.42)
    Motor Vehicle License: $30,000 ($3.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $10,000 ($1.04)

Boaz government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $3,010,000 ($311.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $2,870,000 ($297.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Gas Utilities: $140,000 ($14.50)

Boaz government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,206,000 ($332.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Etowah County, AL  0.84% ($25,881 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.66% ($26,219)
from Madison County, AL  0.66% ($48,656)


5.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Madison County, AL  0.94% ($37,276 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.88% ($25,539)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.67% ($21,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boaz:

  • WBSA (1300 AM; 1 kW; BOAZ, AL; Owner: WATKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVU (630 AM; 1 kW; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boaz:

  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WJIA (88.5 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: LAKE CITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTING INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boaz:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Boaz, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 43
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 46
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 110
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Boaz fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $6,351,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,648
Total average daily truck traffic: 596
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 33,838

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Boaz)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Boaz, AL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Boaz, Lat: 34.205694 Lon: -86.168000, Call Sign: WQAE842, Licensee ID: L00514503
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Certifier: Steve Clemons
    Registrant: Boaz Water & Sewer Board
  • AURORA, Aurora Road (Lat: 34.146667 Lon: -86.183611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WQKT740
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 09/10/2019, Certifier: Craig Clark
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Bethesda, MD 20827, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • AURORA, Aurora Road (Lat: 34.146667 Lon: -86.183611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WQNG930
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 02/03/2021, Certifier: Bill Brodeur
    Registrant: Etowah County Communications District E-911, Gadsden, AL 35902-8209, Phone: (256) 543-7911, Fax: (256) 543-2847, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boaz)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Boaz)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$50,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Boaz


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boaz, AL

Most common first names in Boaz, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20770.8 years
William14175.9 years
John12574.3 years
Mary11075.5 years
Robert7372.3 years
Willie6777.4 years
George6376.5 years
Charles5167.9 years
Ruby5077.8 years
Thomas4273.5 years
Most common last names in Boaz, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13673.8 years
Johnson7875.0 years
Williams7175.0 years
Miller6775.3 years
Walker5870.6 years
Davis5875.9 years
Scott5274.2 years
Brown5075.8 years
Jones4972.2 years
Wilson4175.0 years
Businesses in Boaz, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike4
Arby's1Penske2
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
DressBarn1Rue211
FedEx2Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Gap1Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Boaz, AL


Boaz on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #40 (35956) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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