Hoover SnackAbility

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Housing
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Affordability
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Diversity
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Amenities
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Education
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Commute
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Hoover, Alabama Info Snack

Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. The largest suburb around Birmingham, the population of the city was 84,848 as of the 2015 US Census estimate. Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover?s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Population
84,100
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
6.1%
Median Home
$268,100
Median Income
$78,056
Median Rent
$1,000

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Hoover is a suburban community just outside the city of Birmingham. Crime is low, schools are consistently rated in “Best Schools in America” lists and there are many recreational options nearby, including many parks. Plenty of shopping from high-end to budget-friendly available. Residents take pride in their neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods are cookie-cutter, but homes and lawns are maintained well and there is no littering or trash in public spaces. It’s a small and safe place to live!

Oak Mountain is a favorite. You can hike, swim, fish, camp or go to a concert at the outdoor theater venue. Hoover is in a great location, so you have easy access to museums, botanical gardens, historic movie theaters, shopping, and the airport. Hoover has grown rapidly and the roadways haven’t kept up, so traffic is an inevitable frustration. Popular stores and restaurants seem to be on side of town and creates a lot of congestion. There is a lot of open space in the city, so building places in other parts of town would help.

Rankings for Hoover in Alabama

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Map Of Hoover, AL

Population over time in Hoover

Year Population % Change
2016 84,100 0.7%
2015 83,547 0.8%
2014 82,849 0.7%
2013 82,264 1.4%
2012 81,132 1.5%
2011 79,940 1.8%
2010 78,543 -

Race / Ethnicity in Hoover

White
70.2% (59,017)
African American
17.1% (14,408)
American Indian
0.1% (61)
Asian
5.0% (4,240)
Hawaiian
0.0% (32)
Other
0.2% (151)
Two Or More
1.4% (1,195)
Hispanic
5.9% (4,996)
Race Hoover AL USA
White 70.2% 66.2% 60.6%
African American 17.1% 26.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 1.2% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.6% 2.5%
Hispanic 5.9% 4.0% 17.3%

Household Income For Hoover, Alabama

Less than $10,000
2.9% (2,438)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.8% (2,354)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.0% (5,046)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.5% (6,307)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.6% (10,596)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (13,708)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (10,428)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.3% (16,231)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.8% (8,241)
$200,000 or more
10.3% (8,662)
Income Hoover AL USA
Less than $10,000 2.9% 9.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.8% 6.8% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.0% 12.6% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.5% 11.2% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.6% 14.0% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 17.4% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 11.0% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.3% 10.7% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.8% 3.6% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 10.3% 2.9% 5.7%

Gender in Hoover

Female
52.9% (44,493)
Male
47.1% (39,606)
Gender Hoover AL USA
Female 52.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hoover for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.5% (1,297)
9-12th Grade
2.8% (2,372)
High School / GED
12.1% (10,180)
Some College
20.5% (17,247)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (5,871)
Bachelor's Degree
33.4% (28,104)
Master's Degree
15.0% (12,647)
Professional Degree
4.3% (3,653)
Doctorate Degree
3.2% (2,724)
Education Hoover AL USA
< 9th Grade 1.5% 5.0% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 2.8% 10.2% 7.4%
High School / GED 12.1% 31.0% 27.5%
Some College 20.5% 21.9% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 7.9% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 33.4% 15.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 15.0% 6.4% 8.2%
Professional Degree 4.3% 1.5% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.2% 1.0% 1.3%

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