Boaz, Alabama

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Boaz, Alabama
Location in Marshall County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marshall County and the state of Alabama
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CountryUnited States
CountiesMarshall, Etowah
 • TypeMayor and Council
 • Total12.3 sq mi (31.7 km2)
 • Land12.2 sq mi (31.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total8,213
 • Density602.5/sq mi (233.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code35957 and 35956
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-07912
GNIS feature ID0114631

Boaz is a city in Etowah and Marshall Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. The city is named after the husband of Ruth, from the Book of Ruth in the Bible. 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-14.[dead link]
  2. Archived 1 February 2010 at WebCite