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Encyclopedia > Boaz, Alabama

Boaz is a city in Marshall County, Alabama and partially in Etowah County, Alabama. The city is named after the husband of Ruth, from the Book of Ruth in the Holy 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. [1] Boaz is nationally known as an outlet shopping destination. It is the "Shop 'til you drop" Capital of Alabama. Marshall County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Etowah County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... The name Ruth can refer to: The Book of Ruth, one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. ... The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ... The Spirit of American Citizenship Monument on Rainbow Drive (US 411), just before the Broad Street Bridge. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...

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Geography

Location of Boaz, Alabama

Boaz is located at 34°12′10″N, 86°9′38″W (34.202793, -86.160457)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias AL county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.7 km² (12.2 mi²). 31.6 km² (12.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.49%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,411 people, 3,155 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 234.5/km² (607.7/mi²). There were 3,468 housing units at an average density of 109.8/km² (284.4/mi²). 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. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


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. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,699, and the median income for a family was $34,018. Males had a median income of $29,504 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,664. About 13.9% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Events

On March 21, 2002, the last of five Boaz, Alabama police officer defendants, Timothy Hooks, is sentenced to 35 months in prison as the result of a civil rights investigation conducted by the Gadsden Resident Agency. The five officers were accused of racial profiling as they engaged in the targeting of Hispanic males for unlawful arrests and improper traffic stops. [2] It has been suggested that Driving While Black be merged into this article or section. ...


The above incident was the latest installment in a long history of racism and bigotry in Boaz. For most of the 20th Century, Boaz was known as a "sundown town." When one approached the city from Gadsden, a billboard on Highway 431 warned "Negroes" to be out of town by sunset. The sign was finally removed under pressure from developers and business men in the mid 1970s. City officials allowed the Ku Klux Klan to march in civic parades until the early 1980s. Jews were always eyed with suspicion as Boaz was founded by immigrants from Georgia who had been dealt harshly with by Jewish Carpetbaggers during Reconstruction.


Religious intolerance also took its toll on the town with Protestant Christians discouraging fraternization with Jews and Catholics. Jews who stayed on after Reconstruction chose to assimilate by joining Protestant Churches. There are no records of a Synagoguge in Boaz. There was no Catholic mission in Boaz until Hispanic immigrants boldly began one in a strip mall along Highway 431 in 2005.


External links

Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area
Core Cities

Huntsville | Decatur Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1059 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Saxes-4. ... The Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area is the most populated Sub-Region of North Alabama, and is the second fastest growing region in the State of Alabama, with 510,088 living within the CSA. The CSA is situated along the Tennessee River, and is made up of two separate Metropolitan... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ...

Metropolitan Areas Included Huntsville Metropolitan Area

Decatur Metropolitan Area The Decatur Metropolitan Area is a large separate but equal part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metropolitan Area. ...

Counties

Jackson | Lawrence | Limestone | Madison | Marshall | Morgan Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Jackson County is a county of the State of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Lawrence County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Limestone County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Marshall County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Morgan County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...

 Regions 

North Alabama | Wheeler Lake | Lake Guntersville A region can be any area that has some unifying feature. ... North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... Wheeler Lake area Wheeler Lake is located in north Alabama between Rogersville and Huntsville. ... Lake Guntersville is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. ...

Cities

Huntsville | Decatur | Madison | Athens | Scottsboro | Albertville | Hartselle | Guntersville | Boaz | Arab A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ... Madison is a city located primarily in Madison County, Alabama with a small portion in Limestone County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. ... Athens is a city in Limestone County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. ... Albertville is a city located in Marshall County, Alabama. ... Hartselle is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Decatur, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Guntersville is a city located in Marshall County, Alabama. ... Arab is a city in Marshall and Cullman counties in northeastern Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ...


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Boaz, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Boaz is a city in Marshall County, Alabama and partially in Etowah County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.
The city is named after the husband of Ruth, from the Book of Ruth in the Holy Bible.
It is part of the 'Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area'.
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Boaz, Alabama has a total population of 7411.
The average age for a male in Boaz, Alabama is 36.2.
The average age for a female in Boaz, Alabama is 42.1.
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