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The city of Hoover is located just outside of Birmingham in the Jefferson and Shelby counties. Like the surrounding cities of the Birmingham metropolitan area, Hoover is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It has grown in size over the years and has consistently been named one of the best cities to live in Alabama.

History

Since 1930, Hoover was referred to as the Green Valley community and was mostly residential. It was incorporated in 1967 and named after William H. Hoover who owned a local insurance company and founded the Employers Mutual Insurance of Alabama in the 1920s. Mr. Hoover purchased land along Highway 31 after the Alabama Highway Department began its road widening project in the area. In 1958, he relocated his business from Birmingham to the new stretch of highway. He later sold land to his employees, forming the Hoover community. The public took notice of this exclusive new area and interest peaked after a 1959 Birmingham home builders tour. Since then, Hoover has seen exponential growth in homes, businesses, schools and overall population.

Over the years, the city has annexed many other small communities in order to increase its tax revenue. The Riverchase business and residential community was annexed in 1980. This significantly increased the city’s tax income due to the number of workers, employers and office buildings that made up the area.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Hoover is slightly higher than the national average. Hoover’s cost of living is 113.6 while the United States average is 100.

The average income in Hoover is $76,469 and the median home price is $276,800.

The unemployment rate in Hoover is 2.8%. The U.S. average is 3.9%.

Annual Events

Hoover is home to annual events including the Bluff Park Art Show, Celebrate Hoover Day and Pet-A-Palooza.

Area Attractions

Aldridge Gardens is a 30-acre sprawling garden filled with hydrangeas, camellias and other plants native to Alabama. The Aldridge family granted the gardens to the city of Hoover in 1997. The property features a 7-acre lake and nature trails. Gardening and local events such as the Taste of Hoover are held on the grounds.

Moss Rock Preserve is located in the heart of Hoover and features 349 acres of hiking trails, natural rock formations and picturesque streams.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails at Ross Bridge is Alabama’s premier golfing destination. The course is one of the longest in the world.

The Riverchase Galleria is an expansive multi-use center with offices, retail stores, restaurants and a hotel. It is centrally located in Hoover and is considered to be one of the biggest mixed-use developments in the country.

Automobile Statistics

The average commute in Birmingham is 23 minutes.

85.7% Single drivers

7.9% Carpool

5.1% Telecommute

0.2% Use mass transit

2018 Total Car Accidents: 3,330

2018 Total Truck Accidents: (excluding Pickups): 87

2018 Total Motorcycle Involved Accidents: 17

2018 Total Accidents involving a Pedalcycle (Bicycle): 2

2018 Pedestrian Involved Accidents: 11

Resident Statistics

Hoover is Birmingham’s largest suburb. Currently, the city’s population is 84,150. The median age in Hoover is 37.

60.3% are married
9.6% are divorced

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