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Welcome to Hoover ...

The city of Hoover is primarily located in Jefferson County<1>. A portion of Hoover extends into Shelby County.

The location of Hoover has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Hoover has a population of 85,108 people<3> (see below for details).

Hoover is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Hoover is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP codes for Hoover: 35216, 35226, 35236, 35244<5>

Websites for Hoover ...

Official Website: www.hooveral.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Hoover had an population of 85,108 people. This is an increase of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hoover had a population of 81,619 people (or 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Hoover ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hoover.

  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Hoover
    • Estimated population for 2018: 209,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vestavia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Hoover
    • Estimated population for 2018: 34,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills
  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Hoover
    • Estimated population for 2018: 33,340 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Hoover
    • Estimated population for 2018: 26,538 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2018: 20,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2018: 19,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena
    • Center Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2015: 16,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hueytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2018: 15,380 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown
    • Calera [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
      • Calera [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2018: 14,380 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Hoover
      • Estimated population for 2018: 14,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hoover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hoover.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hoover.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hoover. See our Newspapers Page for Hoover.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hoover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hoover.

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hoover: www.hooveral.org/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hoover.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hoover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hoover

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






















 

 

 

 

 


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