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Welcome to Boaz ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Boaz has a population of 9,693 people<2> (see below for details).
Boaz was established in 1897.
The community of Boaz is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Boaz lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Boaz (for example, toward Taliaferro (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Boaz: (256) and (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Boaz: 35956, 35957<5>
Websites for Boaz ...
Official Website: www.ci.boaz.al.us/city/
Chamber of Commerce: www.boazalabama.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boaz had an population of 9,693 people. This is an increase of 1.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Boaz had a population of 9,551 people (or 10.27% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes Boaz the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Boaz represents 0.2% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,551 people, the population of Boaz increased 28.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,411 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Boaz.
Adding Boaz to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Boaz in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Boaz was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Boaz on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Boaz on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Boaz ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Boaz - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boaz.
Communities near Boaz ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boaz.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boaz. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boaz.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boaz. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boaz.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boaz. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Boaz.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boaz ...
Looking for more information about Boaz? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Boaz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boaz.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Boaz: www.ci.boaz.al.us/city/
The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2021