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Hoover, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Welcome to Hoover ...

The city of Hoover is primarily located in Jefferson County. A portion of Hoover extends into Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Hoover has a population of 84,848 people<1> (see below for details).

Hoover is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Hoover lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Hoover: (205)

The ZIP codes for Hoover: 35216, 35226, 35236, 35244<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hoover had a population of 81,619 people (which is 12.4% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Hoover the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hoover represents 1.71% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 81,619 people, the population of Hoover increased 30.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 62,742 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Hoover had an population of 84,848 people. This is an increase of 3.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hoover.

Communities near Hoover ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   212,461   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,213   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hoover.

Communities Also Named Hoover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Hoover: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 18 communities that are also named Hoover - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hoover.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hoover. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hoover. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hoover.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hoover:

Websites for Hoover ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hoover ...

Looking for more information about Hoover? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hoover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hoover.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hoover. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hoover.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hoover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hoover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hoover or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Hoover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hoover) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hoover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hoover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3775, Longitude: -86.8037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hoover.


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