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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Boaz is a town in Alabama with a population of 9,580. Boaz is in Marshall County. Living in Boaz offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Boaz and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Boaz are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$620
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Boaz Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    702.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    702.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,676.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Boaz

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,488
National
$55,322
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Boaz Reviews

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The best thing about Boaz, Alabama is Snead State Community College where the faculty and staff are motivated to inspire the students to reach out and continue their post-secondary education. For me, I was encouraged to attend Athens State University. To experience a nightlife, most drive to Huntsville or Birmingham. This is convenient because both cities are located 70 minutes from Boaz. Overall, I would recommend living in Boaz for an upcoming undergraduate looking for an affordable education.
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I have lived in Boaz all of my life. There is not much of my small town. During the last few years I have seen many stores shutdown. I have attended Boaz high school. The high school in our town is slowly transitioning into an academy system. When I was a senior I got to take part in the health science internship program. The program allowed me to be an intern at our local hospital. I also participated in cheerleading and softball. While I cheered my team won three state and regional competitions. We also placed fifth at the national high school cheerleading competition. I now attend Snead State Community, a college in Boaz.I was also given the opportunity to cheer at Snead State. I would like to see more happening in my town. We have a great place for a shop center. It actually once was filled with stores and people from all over shopped it. If we could get that going again, our town would be booming. My town may be small, but it is home.
Boaz is a rural city that is growing in population every year. Students who graduate from the local high school are exposed to a variety of educational experiences. BHS has its own culinary and medical departments and even an ATM machine inside the school. Overall, Boaz is a simple easy place to live without a lot of distractions. The people are generally nice but don't really socialize in large groups. It is a very Christian based atmosphere with a church on every corner.