Hoover, AL
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Hoover is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 84,978 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Hoover is the sixth largest community in Alabama.

Hoover real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Hoover house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Hoover is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hoover is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hoover who work in management occupations (13.85%), sales jobs (13.76%), and office and administrative support (12.02%).

Also of interest is that Hoover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Hoover is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Hoover, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hoover. 56.04% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hoover in 2010 was $41,169, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,676 for a family of four. However, Hoover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hoover is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hoover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hoover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hoover include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hoover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.