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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population84,100
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+42,720
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married58.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56%
Median Earnings25+$47,721
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,101
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,608
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$1,000
Median House Value$268,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.7%
English12.8%
German9.4%
Irish9.3%
Italian3.7%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Arab1.5%
Polish1.3%
African0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Hoover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35244, 35216, 35226
P.O. Box Zip Codes35236
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.52
Approximate Longitude-86.79

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)

StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches
StationPINSON
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCHILDERSBURG WATER PLANT
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 78 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Helena17,630$93,331
Homewood25,652$92,266
Indian Springs Village2,529$115,000
Midfield5,260$43,149
Mountain Brook20,532$154,313
Vestavia Hills34,243$124,620

Hoover Public Libraries

Hoover Public Library
200 MUNICIPAL DRIVE
Hoover, Alabama
(205) 444-7800

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Hoover Public Schools

Crossroads Sch
2826 Columbiana Road
ZIP: 35216
Other
Bluff Pk Elem Sch
569 Park Avenue
ZIP: 35226
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Deer Valley Elem Sch
4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
ZIP: 35226
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Green Valley Elem Sch
3200 Old Columbiana Rd
ZIP: 35226
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Gwin Elem Sch
1580 Patton Chapel Road
ZIP: 35226
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Ira F Simmons Middle Sch
1575 Patton Chapel Road
ZIP: 35226
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
Shades Mt Elem Sch
2250 Sumpter Street
ZIP: 35226
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Berry Middle Sch
4500 Jaguar Dr.
ZIP: 35242
Middle
Total Enrollment 1129
Greystone Elem Sch
300 Village Street
ZIP: 35242
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Spain Park High Sch
4700 Jaguar Drive
ZIP: 35242
High
Total Enrollment 1645
Rocky Ridge Elem Sch
2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
ZIP: 35243
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Brock's Gap Intermediate Sch
1730 Lake Cyrus Club Drive
ZIP: 35244
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Hoover High Freshman Ctr
6055 Flemming Parkway
ZIP: 35244
Hoover High Sch
1000 Buccaneer Drive
ZIP: 35244
High
Total Enrollment 2823
Riverchase Elem Sch
1950 Old Montgomery Highway
ZIP: 35244
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Robert F Bumpus Middle Sch
6055 Flemming Parkway
ZIP: 35244
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
South Shades Crest Elem Sch
3770 South Shades Crest Rd
ZIP: 35244
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Trace Crossings Elem Sch
5454 Learning Lane
ZIP: 35244
Primary
Total Enrollment 490

Hoover Private Schools

Hoover Christian School
2113 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
ZIP: 35216
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Prince Of Peace Catholic School
4650 Preserve Pkwy
ZIP: 35226
Elementary
Total Enrollment 310
Shades Mountain Christian School
2290 Old Tyler Rd
ZIP: 35226
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 352
Cahaba School
3821 Lorna Rd Ste 118-120
ZIP: 35244
Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Covenant Classical School
25 Southlake Ln
ZIP: 35244
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Riverchase United Methodist Day School
1953 Old Montgomery Hwy
ZIP: 35244
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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