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Population in 2010: 1,297. Population change since 2000: -3.6%
Males: 691  (53.3%)
Females: 606  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  44.9 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26187.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,951 (it was $39,250 in 2000)
Boaz:

$59,951
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,056

Boaz CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,590 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Boaz:

$132,590
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $149,314; Detached houses: $162,070; Mobile homes: $8,480

Median gross rent in 2012: $480.

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  • White alone - 1,265 (97.5%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boaz: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (30.4%), English (16.3%), Irish (13.9%), German (10.0%), Welsh (4.0%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 3.71 square miles.

Population density: 350 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Boaz:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boaz CDP:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
West Virginia:  1.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $728 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $554 (0.5%)

Boaz satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (70.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (90.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (340.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Williamstown, WV (1.7 miles ), Vienna, WV (2.0 miles ), North Hills, WV (2.0 miles ), Marietta, OH (2.1 miles ), Reno, OH (2.2 miles ), Waverly, WV (2.5 miles ), Devola, OH (2.7 miles ), Parkersburg, WV (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.37 N, Longitude: 81.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Average climate in Boaz, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Boaz-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 53.8 miles away from the Boaz place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/2003, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the place center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boaz-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Boaz:

  • HARMAR PLACE REHAB AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • MARIETTA CARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • MARIETTA CONV CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boaz:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 9 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,736)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Hocking College (about 40 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • West Virginia State University (about 70 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (about 71 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,213)
  • Ohio State University-Newark Campus (about 71 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Fairmont State University (about 72 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)

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Cemeteries: Uhl Cemetery (1), Pugh Cemetery (2), Johnson Cemetery (3), Henderson Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  PM2.5 SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.1. This is about average.
City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.7
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.59. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.59
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Boaz, WV


5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Boaz compared to West Virginia state average:

Boaz, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boaz CDP (based on Wood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.29%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchChurches of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents26.7%26.5%11.2%8.5%5.5%
Congregations37.2%14.7%2.6%13.5%2.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.0%2.5%2.3%10.7%
Congregations2.6%1.3%3.2%1.9%20.5%
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: 15
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Wood County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Wood County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Wood County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wood County:

15.3%
State:

13.1%

4.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,760 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Wood County:

0.03%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washington County, OH  0.86% ($27,871 average AGI)
from Ritchie County, WV  0.22% ($22,479)
from Wirt County, WV  0.17% ($23,204)


4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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 Washington County, OH  0.79% ($29,657 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.15% ($29,063)
to Ritchie County, WV  0.15% ($24,149)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boaz:

  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMOA (1490 AM; 1 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO, INC.)
  • WLTP (1450 AM; 1 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKYG (1230 AM; 1 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJAW (630 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: JAWCO, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boaz:

  • WMBP (91.9 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WDMX (100.1 FM; VIENNA, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVVV (96.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: BENNCO, INC.)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRT (88.3 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: MARIETTA COLLEGE)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • W300AQ (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WNUS (107.1 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVV (89.5 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: BELPRE EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WCMO (98.5 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: MARIETTA COLLEGE)
  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W282AI (104.3 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: FINE ARTS RADIO)
  • WVVP-LP (96.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • W225AD (92.9 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVVW-LP (98.1 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: MID-OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL ASSN.)

TV broadcast stations around Boaz:

  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W45BW (Channel 45; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W26AL (Channel 26; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 159 E Henrie Lane (Lat: 39.366667 Lon: -81.480833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WPVS571
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.137 MHz, 851.162 MHz, 851.237 MHz, 851.262 MHz, 851.337 MHz, 851.362 MHz, 851.412 MHz, 851.612 MHz, 851.637 MHz, 851.662 MHz... (+37 more)
    Grant Date: 08/28/2012, Expiration Date: 08/12/2022, Certifier: Mary E Julius
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$119,5373$170,94012$106,9885$24,8041$35,6401$3,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$77,1050$00$01$109,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$82,2000$07$113,2671$13,0900$01$132,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$92,3801$138,9305$108,8920$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$122,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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