Boaz, Alabama

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Boaz is a city in Etowah and Marshall Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the 'Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area'. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 7,411. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 7,893.[2] Boaz is known mainly for its outlet shops.

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Geography

Boaz is located at 34°12′10″N 86°9′38″W / 34.20278°N 86.16056°W / 34.20278; -86.16056 (34.202793, -86.160457)[3].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.7 km²), of which, 12.2 square miles (31.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.49%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,411 people, 3,155 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 607.7 people per square mile (234.5/km²). There were 3,468 housing units at an average density of 284.4/sq mi (109.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.50% White, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 4.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,155 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86.

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