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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Boaz is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Boaz spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.06 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Boaz is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.17% of adults 25 and older in Boaz have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.