About the Hoover Area Chamber

The Hoover Alabama Chamber of Commerce, its staff, members, officers and board members extend a warm welcome to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the South's fastest growing communities, offering new and progressive opportunities every day. Hoover spans almost 50 square miles of territory, involving much of Jefferson County and Shelby County. We promote a healthy business environment, and feature great restaurants, lodging facilities, sporting events, and vacation areas. Click here to read more.

Hoover Demographics

Hoover (city), Alabama

People QuickFacts Hoover Alabama

Population, 2012 estimate 83,412 4,822,023

Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 81,113 4,779,745 

Population, percent change,
April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 2.8% 0.9%
 
Population, 2010 81,619 4,779,736
 
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.8% 6.4%
 
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 25.0% 23.7%
 
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 12.0% 13.8%
 
Female persons, percent, 2010 51.9% 51.5%
 
 
White alone, percent, 2010 (a) 75.1% 68.5%
 
Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) 14.8% 26.2%
 
American Indian and Alaska Native alone,
percent, 2010(a) 0.2% 0.6%
 
Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) 5.1% 1.1%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone,
percent, 2010 (a) Z 0.1% 

Two or More Races, percent, 2010 1.5% 1.5% 

Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) 6.0% 3.9%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 72.6% 67.0% 

Population, 2012 estimate 83,412 4,822,023
 
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 81,113 4,779,745
 
Population, percent change,
April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 2.8% 0.9%
 
Population, 2010 81,619 4,779,736
 
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.8% 6.4%
 

Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 25.0% 23.7% 

Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 12.0% 13.8%
 
Female persons, percent, 2010 51.9% 51.5%
 
White alone, percent, 2010 (a) 75.1% 68.5%
 
Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) 14.8% 26.2%
 
American Indian and Alaska Native alone,
percent, 2010 (a) 0.2% 0.6%
 
Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) 5.1% 1.1%
 
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone,
percent, 2010 (a) Z 0.1% 

Two or More Races, percent, 2010 1.5% 1.5% 

Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) 6.0% 3.9%
 
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 72.6% 67.0%
 
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012 82.3% 84.9%
 

Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012 10.6% 3.5%

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Language other than English spoken at home,
pct age 5+, 2008-2012 13.7% 5.2%
 
High school graduate or higher,
percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 94.5% 82.6%

Bachelor's degree or higher, 
percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 56.0% 22.3% 

Veterans, 2008-2012 5,562 398,343
 
Mean travel time to work (minutes),
workers age 16+, 2008-2012 23.6 24.1
 
Housing units, 2010 35,474 2,171,853
 
Homeownership rate, 2008-2012 68.4% 70.2%
 
Housing units in multi-unit structures,
percent, 2008-2012 30.3% 15.8%

Median value of owner-occupied
housing units, 2008-2012 $266,800 $122,300

Households, 2008-2012 31,012 1,837,576
 
Persons per household, 2008-2012 2.60 2.54
 
Per capita money income in past 12 months
(2012 dollars), 2008-2012 $38,718 $23,587
 
Median household income, 2008-2012 $76,061 $43,160

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012 6.4% 18.1%

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Business QuickFacts Hoover Alabama

Total number of firms, 2007 7,110 382,350
 
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.7% 14.8%
 
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms,
percent, 2007 S 0.8%
 
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.5% 1.8%
 
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms,
percent, 2007 F 0.1%
 
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.7% 1.2%
 

Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.6% 28.1%

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Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 01 112,858,843

Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,045,378 52,252,752 

Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 2,117,573 57,344,851

Retail sales percapita, 2007 $30,257 $12,364

 Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 223,988 6,426,342

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Geographic QuickFacts   Hoover    Alabama 

Land area in square miles, 2010 47.16 50,645.33

Persons per square mile, 2010 1,730.6 94.4
 
FIPS Code 35896 01
Counties Jefferson County
Shelby County

1: Counties with 500 employees or less are excluded.
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories. 
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information 
F: Fewer than 25 firms 
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data 
NA: Not available 
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards 
X: Not applicable 
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

 

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