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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.

The location of Boaz has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Boaz has a population of 9,652 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 Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Boaz: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP codes for Boaz: 35956, 35957<5>

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 2017 Census Estimates, Boaz had an population of 9,652 people. This is an increase of 1.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.24% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Boaz ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Altoona   [Map]   917   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,847   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   900   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boaz. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:   www.ci.boaz.al.us/city/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.boazalabama.com/

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boaz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boaz. The point we use 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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