Hoover, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Hoover, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Hoover is the 6th largest city in Alabama with a population of 88,039 as of July 1, 2018. Hoover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hoover is located at latitude 33.3769 and longitude -86.8056 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hoover (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Hoover are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Shelby County.

The City of Hoover (GNIS ID: 2404725) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hoover is located within Hoover Division of Jefferson County.

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Hoover, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 88,039
Population in Households 87,497
Population in Familes 71,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 542
Population Density2 1,874
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $79,974
Average Household Income $108,309
Per Capita Income $43,435


Total Housing Units 37,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,745 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,922 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,791 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $275,616
Average Home Value $334,368


Total Households 34,666
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 23,221
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.8%
Households 0.85% 0.73%
Families 0.44% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

Hoover, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hoover to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density # 10 98th
Diversity Index # 110 82nd
Median Household Income # 16 97th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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