Boaz, West Virginia

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Boaz, West Virginia
CDP
Location of Boaz, West Virginia
Location of Boaz, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°22′5″N 81°29′24″W / 39.36806°N 81.49000°W / 39.36806; -81.49000Coordinates: 39°22′5″N 81°29′24″W / 39.36806°N 81.49000°W / 39.36806; -81.49000
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wood
Area
 • Total 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,297
 • Density 290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-08836[1]
GNIS feature ID 1553944[2]

Boaz is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 1,297.[3]

The community was named in 1878 by the United States Post Office Department, which selected from three names suggested by a resident named William Johnson: "Johnson," "Ruth," and "Boaz."[4]

Geography[edit]

Boaz is located at 39°22′5″N 81°29′24″W / 39.36806°N 81.49000°W / 39.36806; -81.49000 (39.368194, -81.490045),[5] along the Ohio River.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), of which 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) is land and 0.8 square mile (2.1 km²) (18.10%) is water.

Boaz has several unknown Indian mounds that have been protected by the residents of Boaz since they were discovered in 1895. These mounds have yet to be excavated.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,345 people, 534 households, and 412 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 362.5 people per square mile (140.0/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 149.3/sq mi (57.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.74% White, 0.52% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races.

There were 534 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,250, and the median income for a family was $49,474. Males had a median income of $33,393 versus $24,605 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,405. About 4.7% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boaz has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Climate data for Boaz,_West_Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
5
(41)
12
(53)
18
(64)
23
(73)
27
(80)
29
(84)
28
(82)
24
(75)
18
(64)
12
(53)
6
(42)
17
(62)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−4
(24)
0
(32)
5
(41)
10
(50)
15
(59)
18
(64)
17
(62)
13
(55)
6
(42)
2
(35)
−2
(28)
6
(42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66
(2.6)
64
(2.5)
104
(4.1)
86
(3.4)
97
(3.8)
97
(3.8)
107
(4.2)
109
(4.3)
81
(3.2)
74
(2.9)
84
(3.3)
81
(3.2)
1,049
(41.3)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  4. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 122. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 22. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Boaz, West Virginia
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 13, 2013.