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Boaz, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Boaz in Richland County, Wisconsin.
Location of Boaz in Richland County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Richland
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 156
 • Estimate 
(2019)
146
 • Density 405.56/sq mi (156.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-08600
GNIS feature ID 1561987

Boaz is a village in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 156 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Boaz is located at 43°19′51″N 90°31′38″W / 43.33083°N 90.52722°W / 43.33083; -90.52722 (43.330793, -90.527280).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.

History

Boaz was the boyhood home of Richard M. Brewer, the first leader of the Regulators in the Lincoln County (New Mexico) War. A skeleton of a mastodon, the Boaz mastodon, was found in 1897, near Boaz.

BoazCommunityParkBrewerSign
Boaz Community Park, with historical marker for Richard M. Brewer

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 75
1940 230
1950 188 −18.3%
1960 117 −37.8%
1970 126 7.7%
1980 161 27.8%
1990 131 −18.6%
2000 137 4.6%
2010 156 13.9%
2019 (est.) 146 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 156 people, 67 households, and 40 families living in the village. The population density was 433.3 inhabitants per square mile (167.3/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 188.9 per square mile (72.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White and 1.3% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 67 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 49.3 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.

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