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Overview

Introduction to Boaz, Alabama

Boaz, Alabama, in Marshall county, is 43 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 106 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Gadsden metropolitan area.

Boaz History

The present day city of Boaz is named after the Biblical character Boaz from the book of Ruth. It was first settled by a group of 47 people on November 1, 1878, led by Billy Sparks. The rich soil, abundant timber, and abundant wild game in the Sand Mountain Plateau attracted the early settlers. The area's first industries were the cotton gin and crops, including watermelon and sugarcane.

Boaz and nearby Attractions

  • Guntersville State Park
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Lake Guntersville
  • Patriotic Putting Park
  • Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center
  • Beach Mountain Golf And Arcade

Things To Do In Boazy

Boaz is famous as an outlet shopping destination. It is known as the “shop ‘til you drop” capital of Alabama. One can shop at the Wal-Mart Super Center, Crystal Corner, or Weathers. There are camping grounds at Guntersville State Park, where one can enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, and biking. Buck Island Reef National Monument offers a breathtaking experience to all visitors.

Boazy Transportation

Flights are available from Talladega Municipal Airport.

Boaz Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered at Snead State Community College. Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,639
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+3,761
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,954
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,565
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$107,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.4%
Irish11%
English10.1%
German8.2%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Italian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Boaz Almanac

CategoryValue
County Etowah County, Marshall County
Standard Zip Codes35956, 35957
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.15
Approximate Longitude-86.15

Boaz Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAND MT SUBSTATION
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationGUNTERSVILLE
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.5 inches
StationONEONTA
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albertville21,434$41,832
Crossville2,161$41,071
Douglas1,056$36,000
Ridgeville114$24,063

Boaz Public Libraries

Boaz Public Library
404 THOMAS AVE.
Boaz, Alabama
(256) 593-8056

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Boaz Hospitals

Marshall Medical Center South
(Government - District/authority)
2505 U.s. Highway 431, South
(256) 894-6712

Boaz Public Schools

Carlisle Elem Sch
8025 Us Highway 431
ZIP: 35956
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Whitesboro Elem Sch
5080 Leeth Gap Rd
ZIP: 35956
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Boaz Elem Sch
362 Collier St
ZIP: 35957
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Boaz High Sch
907 Brown St
ZIP: 35957
High
Total Enrollment 624
Boaz Intermediate Sch
11 Newt Parker Drive
ZIP: 35957
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Boaz Middle Sch
140 Newt Parker Dr
ZIP: 35957
Middle
Total Enrollment 497
Corley Elem Sch
505 Mount Vernon Rd
ZIP: 35957
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
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