Hoover is a city located in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 62,742. Hoover is one of the principal cities in the Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Area. The Birmingham-Hoover area is made up of Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties. The population of the metro area as of the 2000 census was 1,052,238. It is the 48th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Hoover is located at 33°23'11" North, 86°48'18" West (33.386435, -86.804938)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 62,742 people, 25,191 households, and 17,406 families residing in the city. The population density is 561.7/km² (1,454.6/mi²). There are 27,150 housing units at an average density of 243.0/km² (629.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.66% White, 6.77% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 3.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 25,191 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.00.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $61,982, and the median income for a family is $79,912. Males have a median income of $55,660 versus $34,836 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,361. 3.4% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.7% are under the age of 18 and 3.9% are 65 or older.
The city of Hoover is home to the Riverchase Galleria, which is one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast and Alabama's most visited tourist destination. Also, its one of the largest mixed-used centers in the country (around 2 million in square footage). The anchors of this shopping center includes JCPenney, McRae's, Parisians, Proffits, Rich's-Macy's, and Sears.