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Overview

Introduction to Hoover, Alabama

Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 141 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Birmingham metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 62,742 people lived in Hoover.

Hoover History

Hoover was incorporated as a city in 1967. It was named in honor of William H. Hoover, owner of a local insurance company. Until the early 1980s, Hoover was mostly a residential community. The Riverchase Galleria shopping hotel-office complex was opened in 1986 and increased the tax revenue of the city significantly. The Hoover Public Library and Theatre opened in 1992.

Hoover and nearby Attractions

  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Oak Mountain State Park
  • Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium

Things To Do In Hoover

Hoover offers many recreational facilities. You can plan a trip to Tannehill Historical State Park, Southern Museum of Flight, and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is also nearby. One can enjoy shopping at the Palladian Place Shopping Center, Riverchase Square Shopping Center, Lorna Village Shopping Center, Loehmann Village Shopping Center, and Riverchase Promenade Shopping Center.

Hoover Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is near the city.

Hoover Higher Education

Samford University and Jefferson State Community College are nearby.

People

Total Population 83,547
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 42,243
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.6%
Median Earnings25+ $46,231
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,031

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,548
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $984
Median House Value $264,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.9%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hoover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 141 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35216, 35226, 35244
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35236
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.405
Longitude -86.811

Hoover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station CHILDERSBURG WATER PLANT
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hoover, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bluff Park (35226, 35244)

Riverchase (35244)

Vestavia (35216, 35226)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Helena 17,589 $90,928
Homewood 25,535 $82,267
Indian Springs Village 2,505 $115,625
Midfield 5,284 $46,290
Mountain Brook 20,518 $153,220
Vestavia Hills 34,116 $117,225

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hoover Public Libraries

Library
Hoover Public Library
200 MUNICIPAL DRIVE
Hoover, Alabama
(205) 444-7810
Library Web Site

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Hoover High Schools

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HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
1000 BUCCANEER DR
205-439-1200
Serves 2,044 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

SPAIN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
4700 VALLEYDALE ROAD
205-439-1400
Serves 1,319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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