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Boaz, Alabama

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Welcome to Boaz ...

The city of Boaz is primarily located in Marshall County. A portion of Boaz extends into Etowah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Boaz has a population of 9,710 people<1> (see below for details).

Boaz was established in 1897.

The community of Boaz is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Boaz: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP codes for Boaz: 35956, 35957<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 7,411 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Boaz had an population of 9,710 people. This is an increase of 1.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.02% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boaz.

Communities near Boaz ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Altoona   [Map]   919   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,841   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   898   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Boaz.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boaz. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boaz. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Boaz:

Websites for Boaz ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boaz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Boaz.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Boaz. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boaz.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boaz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Boaz.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Boaz). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boaz or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Boaz. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boaz) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boaz. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boaz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boaz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2017, Longitude: -86.1539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boaz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boaz.