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The city of Boaz is primarily located in Marshall County<1>. A portion of Boaz extends into Etowah County.

Boaz was established in 1897.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boaz has a population of 9,693 people<2> (see below for details).

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).

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

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

Websites for Boaz ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 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.

Communities Also Named Boaz ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

  • Gadsden
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Rainbow City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Guntersville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntersville
    • Guntersville is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,676 people
    • Former names for Guntersville:
    • Gunter's Ferry
    • Gunter's Landing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville <6>
  • Attalla
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Collinsville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Crossville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Steele
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
    • Steele is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,093 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele <6>
  • Altoona
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
    • Altoona is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona <6>
  • Geraldine
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Snead
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
    • Snead is located in Blount County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead <6>

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Boaz was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Boaz on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Boaz.

The official website for Boaz:

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Marshall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boaz.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boaz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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