Hoover is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 92,589 people and 23 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 89.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hoover is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hoover who work in management occupations (16.20%), sales jobs (12.94%), and office and administrative support (9.73%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Hoover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.88% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
If knowledge is power, Hoover is a pretty powerful place. 58.72% of the adults in Hoover have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Hoover in 2018 was $46,917, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,668 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 English, Irish, German, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hoover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.