Boaz, AL
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Boaz is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,688 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Boaz is the 70th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities, Boaz isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Boaz are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boaz is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boaz who work in sales jobs (12.83%), office and administrative support (10.50%), and management occupations (8.28%).

One of the benefits of Boaz is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.06 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Boaz citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.17% of adults 25 and older in Boaz have a college degree.

The per capita income in Boaz in 2010 was $19,518, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,072 for a family of four. However, Boaz contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Boaz is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Boaz home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boaz residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Boaz also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boaz include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Boaz is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.