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Hoover, Alabama Facts
6th largest city in the state
City population of about 85,000
Mayor: Frank Brocato
Located in Jefferson and north Shelby Counties
The largest Birmingham suburb
Hoover’s largest industry – Bud’s Best Cookies
Hoover has significant land available for development
56% of Hoover resident over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher education
Hoover’s median income: $70,191
Hoover Independent School System has:
10 elementary schools
1 – Brocks Gap Intermediate School
3 middle schools
Bumps Middle School
Berry Middle School
Simmons Middle School
2 High Schools
Hoover High School
Spain Park High School
The city was names after William H. Hoover, who organized Employers Mutual Insurance of Alabama in 1921 and moved the firm, then called Employers Insurance of Alabama, south of Birmingham to Highway 31 and purchased the land for construction of the business.
Hoover was officially incorporated on April 28, 1967 with 406 residents. Soon afterward, an election for a one-year term for officials was held.
In 1989, the city boundaries were extended west to include Bluff Park, the Trace Crossings industrial complex, the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and residential areas along Shades Crest Road.
Three years later, Hoover expanded to include commercial and residential areas of Inverness and Greystone.