Boaz, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 9,652 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.2%
Males: 4,839  (50.1%)
Females: 4,813  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35956.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,863 (it was $25,699 in 2000)
Boaz:

$41,863
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,874 (it was $15,664 in 2000)

Boaz city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,314 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Boaz:

$114,314
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,101; detached houses: $198,580; townhouses or other attached units: $239,499; in 2-unit structures: $45,933; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,903; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,397; mobile homes: $86,381; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $10,150

Median gross rent in 2017: $606.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boaz: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.7%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Boaz, AL (2010)
    • 7,81381.8%White alone
    • 1,35614.2%Hispanic
    • 1521.6%Black alone
    • 1081.1%Two or more races
    • 680.7%Asian alone
    • 300.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Boaz, Alabama as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boaz is 194 to 1.


Crime rates in Boaz by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(25.7)
2
(25.1)
3
(36.7)
3
(36.3)
6
(71.3)
2
(23.1)
2
(20.8)
5
(51.3)
6
(61.6)
6
(61.7)
3
(30.8)
3
(31.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.8)
3
(37.7)
5
(61.2)
11
(133.0)
13
(154.4)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(30.8)
3
(30.8)
3
(30.8)
2
(20.5)
3
(31.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(102.7)
14
(175.8)
14
(171.3)
18
(217.6)
20
(237.6)
7
(80.9)
10
(104.2)
28
(287.3)
98
(1,006)
137
(1,408)
72
(738.6)
68
(702.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
99
(1,272)
91
(1,143)
83
(1,015)
102
(1,233)
117
(1,390)
69
(797.1)
92
(958.6)
85
(872.1)
80
(821.4)
74
(760.6)
53
(543.7)
68
(702.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
460
(5,908)
437
(5,487)
450
(5,505)
400
(4,835)
439
(5,215)
403
(4,656)
345
(3,595)
N/A356
(3,655)
294
(3,022)
241
(2,472)
259
(2,676)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(385.3)
16
(200.9)
21
(256.9)
12
(145.1)
12
(142.6)
24
(277.3)
16
(166.7)
20
(205.2)
28
(287.5)
45
(462.5)
39
(400.1)
37
(382.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)401.1407.2393.8403.7468.2302.3261.7326.8486.4551.3347.5361.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (47.3%), Irish (8.2%), English (7.1%), German (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1086 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles.

Population density: 791 people per square mile   (low).

Boaz, Alabama map

688 residents are foreign born (6.5% Latin America).

This city:

7.1%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $461 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $533 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.20 N, Longitude: 86.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,124 (+22.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,401 (37.0%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Boaz, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Boaz, AL in 2017
Boaz satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Boaz, AL residents
Average permit cost in Boaz, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Boaz, AL
Historical housing units in Boaz, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +483 (+7.0%).
Most common industries in Boaz, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Wood products (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (11.7%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Wood products (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Boaz, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Boaz, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Boaz, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Boaz-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 158% 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 above Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 Boaz 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 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from Boaz center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Boaz center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 309.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 15, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boaz topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Boaz:

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

Airports and heliports located in Boaz:

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College/University in Boaz:

  • Snead State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,023; Location: 102 Elder Street; Public; Website: www.snead.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Boaz:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 18 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,650)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 28 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 35 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 37 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 46 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 50 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)

Public high school in Boaz:

  • BOAZ HIGH SCH (Students: 594, Location: 907 BROWN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Boaz:

See full list of schools located in Boaz

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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 431), Econo Lodge (773 US Highway 431), Subway (751 Us Highway 431), Key West Inn Boaz- AL (10535 Alabama Highway 168).

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

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

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SARDIS CITY WATER BOARD (Address: 860 CHURCH ST. , Population served: 4,761, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2008), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-14-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2008), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-14-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2010)

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

  • BOAZ WATER & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 29,196, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Boaz:

Marital status in Boaz, AL
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Boaz:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Boaz
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Boaz, AL (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,707169
Catholic8,3822
Mainline Protestant7,86838
Other6133
Black Protestant3724
None32,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Marshall County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

11.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Alabama:

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

17.3%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.6%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Boaz:

41.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Boaz:

24.4%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Boaz:

12.0%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Boaz:

34.5%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Boaz:

51.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Boaz:

75.0%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boaz, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 26$64,231$29,6450$0
Streets and Highways 26$48,156$22,2262$3,248
Police Protection - Officers 26$115,611$53,3590$0
Firefighters 18$56,772$37,8480$0
Water Supply 16$65,729$49,2970$0
Gas Supply 13$66,315$61,2140$0
Police - Other 9$28,110$37,4800$0
Sewerage 9$34,634$46,1790$0
Parks and Recreation 7$15,380$26,3666$4,564
Financial Administration 5$18,193$43,6631$2,550
Local Libraries 4$8,838$26,5144$2,606
Welfare 3$9,078$36,3121$1,090
Judicial and Legal 2$6,695$40,1700$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$6,906
Totals for Government 164$537,742$39,34720$20,964

Boaz government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $422,000 ($43.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,040,000 ($211.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,666,000 ($172.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,555,000 ($161.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,233,000 ($127.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $759,000 ($78.64)
    Libraries: $440,000 ($45.59)
    General - Other: $257,000 ($26.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($23.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($1.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,150,000 ($119.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $673,000 ($69.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $271,000 ($28.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,933,000 ($614.69)

Boaz government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $818,000 ($84.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($2.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $356,000 ($36.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $340,000 ($35.23)
    Rents: $13,000 ($1.35)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($1.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $173,000 ($17.92)
    Other: $55,000 ($5.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,031,000 ($521.24)
    Property: $1,488,000 ($154.16)
    Other License: $1,222,000 ($126.61)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $173,000 ($17.92)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $52,000 ($5.39)

Boaz government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,437,000 ($2013.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,276,000 ($1997.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,590,000 ($475.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,429,000 ($458.87)

Boaz government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $436,000 ($45.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000 ($21.65)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,633 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeKalb County, AL  0.67% ($28,534 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.64% ($31,111)
from Madison County, AL  0.59% ($60,000)


5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Etowah County, AL  0.75% ($31,695 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.74% ($44,679)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.62% ($36,240)
Businesses in Boaz, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike4
Chevrolet1Penske2
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Gap1U-Haul1
Goodwill2UPS2
H&R Block1Waffle House1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

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.)
Boaz fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Boaz fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 25.6mTotal length
  • $11,307,000Total costs
  • 81,417Total average daily traffic
  • 10,772Total average daily truck traffic
  • 119,920Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Boaz, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Boaz, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Boaz)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2014, Certifier: Steve Clemons, Registrant: Boaz Water & Sewer Board
  • AURORA, Aurora Road (Lat: 34.146667 Lon: -86.183611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 96 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WQKT740,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 09/10/2019, Certifier: Craig Clark, Registrant: Midland Communications Inc, 721 Schoolhouse Rd Ne, Calhoun, GA 30701, Phone: (706) 624-1846, Fax: (706) 624-1846, Email:
  • AURORA, Aurora Road (Lat: 34.146667 Lon: -86.183611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 96 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WQNG930,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 02/03/2021, Certifier: Bill Brodeur, Registrant: Midland Communications Inc, 721 Schoolhouse Rd Ne, Calhoun, GA 30701, Phone: (706) 624-1846, Fax: (706) 624-1846, Email:
  • DOUGLAS, 359 Racking Lane (370124) (Lat: 34.177889 Lon: -86.301750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 68.6 m, Overall height: 69.8 m, Call Sign: WQVF584,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2015, Expiration Date: 01/27/2025, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • BOAZ, 671 Denson Ave. (Lat: 34.189444 Lon: -86.151944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQWM370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 10/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:
  • WALKER DRIVE, 80 County Road 431 - 2473032 (Lat: 34.206500 Lon: -86.106083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.1 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WRCK734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/26/2028, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

101 (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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 47. The highest number of fire incidents - 133 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Boaz, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.3%), and Structure Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Boaz, AL
    • 35247.3%Outside Fires
    • 25133.7%Structure Fires
    • 7710.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 648.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boaz, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boaz, Alabama:

  • Key West Inn, 410 E Ml Ave, Boaz, Alabama 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-0800
  • Key West Inn, 10535 Al Hwy 168, Boaz, Alabama 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-0800, Fax: (256) 593-9100
  • Econo Lodge, 773 Us Hwy 431 S, Boaz, Alabama 35957 , Phone: (256) 593-8410, Fax: (256) 593-8411
  • Econolodge, 761 US Hwy 431, Boaz, Alabama 35957 , Phone: (256) 298-5252, Fax: (256) 298-5255
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boaz, Alabama
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boaz, AL
  • 64.6%Electricity
  • 33.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boaz, AL
  • 62.2%Electricity
  • 37.8%Utility gas


Boaz compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Boaz on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 (35956) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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