Hoover, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 84,126 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.1%
Males: 38,012  (45.2%)
Females: 46,114  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35216.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,782 (it was $61,982 in 2000)
Hoover:

$74,782
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,350 (it was $33,361 in 2000)

Hoover city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $258,100 (it was $176,400 in 2000)
Hoover:

$258,100
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $308,098; Detached houses: $323,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $184,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,316; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,183; Mobile homes: $148,598

Median gross rent in 2013: $980.

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  • Races in Hoover, AL (2013)

    Hoover races chart
    • 57,86670.2%White alone
    • 11,59714.1%Black alone
    • 6,1007.4%Hispanic
    • 4,4855.4%Asian alone
    • 1,3541.6%Two or more races
    • 5030.6%Other race alone
    • 3030.4%American Indian alone
    • 80.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Hoover detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hoover: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (12.9%), English (12.6%), Irish (10.0%), German (8.2%), Scottish (2.6%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1967

Land area: 43.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,950 people per square mile   (low).

Hoover,AL real estate house value index trend

Hoover, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Hoover:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hoover city:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

3,975 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.5% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

6.3%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Hoover, Alabama as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hoover to the number of sex offenders is 8,341 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,720 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,476 (0.6%)

Hoover satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (9.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (563.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Vestavia Hills, AL (1.9 miles ), Indian Springs Village, AL (2.0 miles ), Homewood, AL (2.4 miles ), Pelham, AL (2.4 miles ), Cahaba Heights, AL (2.6 miles ), Meadowbrook, AL (2.6 miles ), Lake Purdy, AL (2.7 miles ), Lipscomb, AL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 608 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 1998: 722 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 1999: 628 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2000: 507 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2001: 427 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2002: 517 buildings, average cost: $263,100
  • 2003: 771 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2004: 884 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2005: 850 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2006: 720 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2007: 613 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2008: 287 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2009: 265 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2010: 301 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2011: 385 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2012: 358 buildings, average cost: $252,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 86.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,255 (-1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,603 (25.2%)

Hoover household income distribution Hoover home values distribution

Crime rates in Hoover by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 10320221022
per 100,000 1.60.04.62.90.02.82.81.30.02.42.4
Rapes 191815171813937139
per 100,000 30.027.922.925.025.918.412.54.08.515.810.7
Robberies 82113978171624447354634
per 100,000 129.5175.3148.1119.0102.187.761.262.942.755.940.4
Assaults 105111232932343324172529
per 100,000 165.9172.235.142.646.048.145.932.120.730.434.5
Burglaries 254310388312372436439397422393344
per 100,000 401.3480.9592.4458.3535.0616.4610.4531.6514.6477.3408.8
Thefts 1,3091,4801,5311,9171,9101,7611,7621,6701,6631,7022,144
per 100,000 2,068.02,295.72,337.62,815.82,747.12,489.72,450.02,236.02,027.82,067.22,548.2
Auto thefts 1461301981581611188710510985108
per 100,000 230.7201.6302.3232.1231.6166.8121.0140.6132.9103.2128.4
Arson N/AN/AN/A512120N/A1
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/A7.31.42.81.42.70.0N/A1.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.8) 237.2260.5247.1242.2235.0220.4200.9175.5157.3170.9179.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hoover detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 220 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Alabama average:

2.23

Hoover tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +21,687 (+52.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Hoover: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hoover, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hoover-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Hoover city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hoover-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from Hoover center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from Hoover center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Floods: 12, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hoover topographic map

Birthplace of: Ehren Wassermann - Baseball player, Cory Reamer - Football player, Sidney Spencer - Basketball player, Trey Hampton - College basketball player (Mississippi Rebels).

Hospitals and medical centers in Hoover:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-BIRMINGHAM (450 CENTURY PARK SOUTH, SUITE 112 B)
  • HELPING HANDS HOSPICE (400 EMERY DRIVE, SUITE 100)
  • FMC HOOVER (2104 LORNA RIDGE LANE)
  • CARE FIRST HOME HEALTH OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (1400 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 240)

Heliports located in Hoover:

Amtrak station near Hoover:

  • 9 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Hoover:

  • Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 161; Location: 1694 Montgomery Hwy Ste 124; Private, for-profit; Website: xcell.paulmitchell.edu/hoover-al)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Hoover (FT enrollment: 57; Location: 1775 Montgomery Highway South; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hoover:

  • Samford University (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 7 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 9 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 20 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 20 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 41 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

Public high schools in Hoover:

Private high schools in Hoover:

  • SHADES MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 2290 OLD TYLER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 144; Location: 225 BLUERIGE BLVD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hoover:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hoover:

  • PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 4650 MOSS CREEK BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COVENANT CLASSICAL SCHOOL MAGNOLIA TRACE (Students: 142; Location: 5390 MAGNOLIA TRCE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • COVENANT CLASSICAL SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 25 SOUTHLAKE LN; Grades: PK - 2)
See full list of schools located in Hoover

Library in Hoover:

  • HOOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,623,759; Location: 200 MUNICIPAL DRIVE; 204,725 books; 16,905 audio materials; 17,081 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 196 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hoover now has 2 High schools. Spain Park needs to be added.

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Notable locations in Hoover: Hoover Business Park (A), Lovers Leap (B), Green Valley Golf Course (C), Riverchase Country Club (D), Camp Andrews (E), Chase Lake Country Club (F), Spain Church Camp (G), Hoover City Hall (H), Bluff Park Community Center (I), Hoover Fire Department Station 2 (J), Hoover Fire Department Station 5 (K), Hoover Fire Department Station 4 (L), Hoover Fire Department Station 6 (M), Hoover Fire Department Station 7 (N), Hoover Fire Department Station 8 (O), Helena Fire Department Station 2 (P), Hoover Fire Department Station 3 (Q), Hoover Fire Department Station 1 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Plaza of Rivechase Shopping Center (1), Lorna Plaza Shopping Center (2), Lorna Village Shopping Center (3), The Village on Lorna Shopping Center (4), Riverchase Square Shopping Center (5), Hoover Square Shopping Center (6), The Centre of Riverchase Shopping Center (7), Shades Mountain Plaza Shopping Center (8), Palladian Place Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hoover include: Cahaba Valley Church (A), Christ Church (B), First Baptist Church of Hoover (C), Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church (D), Bluff Park United Methodist Church (E), Liberty Bible Church (F), Oakmont Presbyterian Church (G), Shades Mountain Independent Church (H), Green Valley Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jefferson Garden of Memories (1), Ray Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilborn Lake (A), Acton Lake (B), Batson Lake (C), Cahaba Lake (D), Rutherford Lakes (E), Guytons Lake (F), Rutherford Lake Number Two (G), Rutherford Lake Number One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scout Creek (A), Patton Creek (B), Martin Brook (C), Lacey Branch (D), Dolly Brook (E), Dodd Branch (F), Camp Branch (G), Jeb Branch (H), Acton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hoover include: Georgetown Lake Park (1), Hoover Sports Park Central (2), Hoover Sports Park East (3), Hoover Sports Park West (4), Riverchase Sports Park (5), Spain Park (6), Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.6. This is worse than average.

City:

95.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.1%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Hoover in 2010:

  • 361 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Hoover in 2000:

  • 440 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Hoover compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Hoover (2011 data):

  • Compass Bank: The Grove At 150 Branch, Hoover Branch, Valleydale Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Synovus Bank: Hoover Banking Center Branch at 2020 Patton Chapel Road, branch established on 1988/05/02; Trace Crossings Branch at 5290 Preserve Parkway, branch established on 2000/08/01. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Highway 150 Branch at 2750 John Hawkins Pkwy, branch established on 1973/03/29; Hoover Branch at 1596 Montgomery Hwy, branch established on 1986/12/17. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Hoover Branch at 1651 Montgomery Highway, branch established on 1973/08/15; Galleria Branch at 3065 John Hawkins Parkway, branch established on 1990/03/19. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Trace Crossings Branch at 2527 John Hawkins Pkwy, branch established on 2003/11/03; Hoover Branch at 1600 Montgomery Highway, branch established on 1972/08/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Financial Bank: Hoover Branch at 1604 Montgomery Highway, branch established on 1992/11/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $208.9 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, headquarters in Bessemer, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstfed Bancorp, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Bryant Bank: Highway 150 Branch at 2721 John Hawkins Parkway, branch established on 2008/09/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $951.1 mil, Deposits: $781.0 mil, headquarters in Tuscaloosa, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Hoover Branch at 2780 John Hawkins Parkway, branch established on 2008/06/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Iberiabank: Hoover Branch at 2765 John Hawkins Pkwy, branch established on 2011/10/03. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Alabama average:

11.9

Hoover travel time to work - commute Hoover mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Hoover city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Jefferson County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
Here:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 29$181,031$74,9090$0
Other Government Administration 25$131,367$63,0560$0
Judicial and Legal 13$62,186$57,4020$0
Police Protection - Officers 157$905,928$69,2430$0
Police - Other 13$48,597$44,8590$0
Firefighters 160$900,577$67,5436$10,687
Fire - Other 1$5,257$63,0840$0
Correction 24$102,245$51,1231$1,069
Streets and Highways 36$185,896$61,9650$0
Welfare 4$13,405$40,2151$1,638
Health 2$10,662$63,9720$0
Sewerage 1$7,666$91,9920$0
Parks and Recreation 51$230,972$54,34627$32,922
Local Libraries 44$208,885$56,96954$64,191
Other and Unallocable 62$296,183$57,3261$401
Totals for Government 622$3,290,857$63,48990$110,908

Hoover government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,136,000 ($13.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $835,000 ($9.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $651,000 ($7.74)
    General Public Buildings: $116,000 ($1.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,729,000 ($175.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,050,000 ($167.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,427,000 ($64.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,603,000 ($54.72)
    Libraries: $4,334,000 ($51.52)
    General - Other: $4,023,000 ($47.82)
    Regular Highways: $4,022,000 ($47.81)
    Financial Administration: $3,178,000 ($37.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,600,000 ($30.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,833,000 ($21.79)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,491,000 ($17.72)
    Sewerage: $1,364,000 ($16.21)
    General Public Buildings: $1,160,000 ($13.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $931,000 ($11.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $336,000 ($3.99)
    Health - Other: $220,000 ($2.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,936,000 ($58.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,895,000 ($22.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,166,000 ($13.86)
    Regular Highways: $988,000 ($11.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $972,000 ($11.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $742,000 ($8.82)
    General - Other: $240,000 ($2.85)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($0.44)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,332,000 ($408.10)

Hoover government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,416,000 ($52.49)
    All Other: $1,135,000 ($13.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $965,000 ($11.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $424,000 ($5.04)
    All Other: $85,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,606,000 ($19.09)
    Education: $319,000 ($3.79)
    All Other: $14,000 ($0.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,085,000 ($24.78)
    Interest Earnings: $1,707,000 ($20.29)
    Sale of Property: $956,000 ($11.36)
    General Revenue, NEC: $692,000 ($8.23)
    Rents: $362,000 ($4.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($0.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,479,000 ($17.58)
    All Other: $1,080,000 ($12.84)
    General Local Government Support: $1,057,000 ($12.56)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $55,238,000 ($656.61)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,495,000 ($100.98)
    Property: $8,053,000 ($95.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,430,000 ($40.77)
    NEC: $1,826,000 ($21.71)
    Other Selective Sales: $888,000 ($10.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $498,000 ($5.92)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.05)

Hoover government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,080,000 ($1510.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,590,000 ($1469.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,655,000 ($388.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,165,000 ($346.68)

Hoover government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,078,000 ($107.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,416,000 ($634.95)

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($462 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, AL  0.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.26% ($33,204)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.22% ($45,360)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, AL  1.01% ($46,368 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.31% ($44,212)
to Blount County, AL  0.19% ($35,993)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hoover:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hoover:

  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hoover:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hoover fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 698m2,290ftTotal length
  • $232,861,000Total costs
  • 1,806,733Total average daily traffic
  • 216,557Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 71960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 181980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hoover, AL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED233$196,602461$222,0431,670$210,58043$93,1201$1,492,67048$184,3981$34,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$168,54637$212,011112$220,9134$63,9880$05$188,2081$37,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$192,02153$212,099373$214,35029$50,2870$015$127,8983$50,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$172,29771$207,498414$226,51215$179,4990$017$157,0440$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$180,26412$265,78095$212,3452$224,3350$03$151,8330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 17 tracts in Hoover, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED90$241,63588$228,4541$102,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$231,04627$237,0311$49,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$217,62521$225,0970$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$244,2688$294,6280$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$164,8353$284,9400$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 289
  • Hazardous Condition: 172
  • Service Call: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Hoover

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hoover, AL
Businesses in Hoover, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kincaid2
AT&T2Kohl's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Arby's2Marriott3
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bakers1Maurices1
Banana Republic1McDonald's4
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike6
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King1Olive Garden1
Buybuy BABY1Outback1
CVS3Outback Steakhouse1
CarMax1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless1
Chevrolet1PetSmart2
Chick-Fil-A2Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut2
Cinnabon 1Plato's Closet1
Circle K2Popeyes1
Costco1Publix Super Markets2
Curves1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Express1Rooms To Go2
FedEx3Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sam's Club1
Forever 211Sephora1
GNC2Shoe Carnival1
GameStop2Skechers USA1
Gap1Soma Intimates1
H&R Block2Spencer Gifts1
Havertys Furniture1Sprint Nextel2
Hilton1Starbucks3
Hobby Lobby1Subway3
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile5
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell1
Hyundai1Toyota1
InTown Suites1Toys"R"Us1
J. Jill1UPS1
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House1
Johnny Rockets1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
Journeys1YMCA1
Justice1

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