Boaz, West Virginia Population 2024

1,188

Boaz is a city located in Wood County West Virginia. Boaz has a 2024 population of 1,188. Boaz is currently declining at a rate of -8.19% annually and its population has decreased by -27.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,645 in 2020.

The average household income in Boaz is $88,622 with a poverty rate of 5.21%. The median age in Boaz is 46.8 years: 44.9 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Boaz Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Boaz was:

  • White: 96.79%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
331.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-27.78% (-457)
The current population of Boaz, West Virginia is 1,188 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,645.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35596.79%
Two or more races292.07%
Black or African American161.14%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Boaz Population by Race

Boaz Population Pyramid 2024

Boaz Median Age

46.8

Total

44.9

Male

48.5

Female

Boaz Adults

There are 1,168 adults, (374 of whom are seniors) in Boaz.

Boaz Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Boaz Sex Ratio

Female71250.86%
Male68849.14%

Boaz Population by Age

Boaz Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5292.658317
Married3343.2193.46.6
Non Family1331.0455.644.4
Female452.718020
Male174.061000

3.15

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Boaz Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade171.61%
Associates Degree1039.75%
Bachelors Degree12311.65%
Graduate Degree11110.51%
High School Graduate52950.09%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College17316.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Boaz Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boaz Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,0391,022233
Black16160
2+ Races111
Hispanic111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Boaz Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,611$81,250$46,094
Graduate Degree$0$0$82,750
High School Graduate$56,528$56,503$67,619
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$56,048$56,654$45,500
Some College$35,804$51,719$34,643

$56,048

Average Earnings

$56,654

Average Male

$45,500

Average Female

Boaz Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boaz Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Boaz Language

99.7% of Boaz residents speak only English, while 0.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.3% of the population.

Boaz Language

Boaz Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,355574.21%
Black1616100%

5.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.33%

Male Poverty Rate

8.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boaz

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boaz is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boaz is White, with 4.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.93%.

Boaz Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.81%
Some College5.07%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Boaz Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.29%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Boaz Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boaz Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$90,694$101,200
Households$87,569$88,622
Married Families$91,528$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,295$50,404

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Boaz Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Boaz Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Boaz Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Boaz Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Boaz Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

90

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam52
Second Gulf War14
Korea5
First Gulf War3
World War II0

Boaz Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7444
75+20
55 to 6417
35 to 549
18 to 340

Boaz Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White907.97%

Boaz Veterans by Race

Boaz Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boaz Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Boaz Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Boaz Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Boaz Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.64%

Born in Boaz

99.5%

Native Born

0.5%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.5% of Boaz residents were born in the United States, with 58.64% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Boaz Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,188-106-8.19%
20231,294-106-7.57%
20221,400-106-7.04%
20211,506-139-8.45%
20201,64570.43%
20191,638533.34%
20181,585-4-0.25%
20171,589855.65%
20161,50419815.16%
20151,306-94-6.71%
20141,400-193-12.12%
20131,593-94-5.57%
20121,687-7-0.41%
20111,69439730.61%
20101,29700%

Boaz Population by Year