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Hoover is a city in Jefferson County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. (The community straddles Jefferson and Shelby counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for William H. Hoover, of Employers Insurance Company.
The latitude of Hoover is 33.405N. The longitude is -86.811W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,070.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hoover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35080 ZIP code.
11% of Hoover residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hoover ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hoover was $33,361, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Hoover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hoover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $624. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.
Libraries in Hoover include Hoover Public Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hoover political report.
The average commute time for Hoover workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hoover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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