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Hoover, Alabama
City flag City seal
Location of Hoover, Alabama

Location of Hoover, Alabama
County Jefferson County
Shelby County
Area
 - Total
 - Water

113.1 km² (43.7 mi²)
0.5 km² (1.3 mi²) 1.17%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Metropolitan
 - Density

62,742
1,052,238
561.7/km²
Time zone Central: UTC–6
Location 33°23′11″N, 86°48′18″W
Mayor Tony Petelos
City website

Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. A suburb of Birmingham, the population of the city was 62,742 as of the 2000 (census). Hoover is now one of the three primary cities in the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan statistical area and the Cullman micropolitan area. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The tricolour flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Adapted from Wikipedias AL county maps by Seth Ilys. ... It has been suggested that County be merged into this article or section. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Shelby County is a county of the State of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... UTC redirects here. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Shelby County is a county of the State of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 sq mi  135,775 km² 190 miles  306 km 330 miles  531 km 3. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1880 US Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area also known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Cullman is a city located in Cullman County, Alabama. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, extending as a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada...


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, it is one of the largest mixed-used centers in the country (around 2 million in square footage). The anchors of this shopping center are JCPenney, Parisian, Belk, Macy's, and Sears. [1] The Riverchase Galleria from the North. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Parisian is also a moderate to upscale U.S. chain of department stores, based in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina, is the United States largest privately-held department store chain. ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Looking down on Macys. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ...


The Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, which traces its history to 1885, plays its home games at the 10,800 seat Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The Birmingham Barons are a minor league baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also known as The Hoover Met, is a minor league baseball park located in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. ...

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History

William H. Hoover organized the Employers Mutual Insurance of Alabama in 1921 with offices in Birmingham. Hoover moved his company, then known as Employers Insurance of Alabama, south of Birmingham to U.S. Highway 31 and began purchasing land for the construction of dwellings for his employees. This area was identified as the Hoover community. Hoover was incorporated as a municipality in 1967. 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Geography

Hoover is located at 33°23'11" North, 86°48'18" West (33.386435, -86.804938)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 113.1 km² (43.7 mi²). 111.7 km² (43.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.17% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Government

The municipal government has operated under the Mayor-Council form of government since incorporation. The Mayor and City Council are elected on a non-partisan basis to concurrent four-year terms of office which begin on October 1st of election year. Policy-making and legislative authority is vested in the City Council, which consists of seven "at-large" elected members (prior to 2004, the council consisted of five at-large members.) The city council is responsible for, among other things, considering local resolutions and ordinances, adopting an annual budget, and appointing members to local boards and committees. The Mayor is responsible for carrying out and enforcing the city's policies and ordinances.


Economy

AmSouth Bank, BE&K, BellSouth, and Blue Cross have large operations in Hoover. AmSouth Bancorporation (NYSE: ASO) is a publicly held company based in Birmingham, Alabama. ... BellSouth Corporation NYSE: BLS is a U.S. telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For the UK animal charity, see The Blue Cross. ...


Public Safety

In 2006, the police force of the city of Hoover began using 104 Chevrolet police Tahoes. With this change, the Hoover police department became the largest law enforcement fleet in the nation that runs on E85, a fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. [2] Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... Logo used in the United States for E85 fuel E85 is an alcohol fuel mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, by volume. ... Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound, one of the alcohols that is most often found in alcoholic beverages. ...


Hoover operates its own 911 call center which has eight operator positions and is staffed by 29 people at all times.


Additionally, Hoover offers updates within the city on AM radio (1610 kHz) of traffic, severe weather, disaster information, and details on special events. [3]


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 62,742 people, 25,191 households, and 17,406 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.7/km² (1,454.6/mi²). There were 27,150 housing units at an average density of 243.0/km² (629.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 25,191 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $61,982, and the median income for a family was $79,912. Males had a median income of $55,660 versus $34,836 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,361. 3.4% of the population and 2.1% of families were below the poverty line. 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Hoover has ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, Spain Park and Hoover High School. The 2005-2006 school year saw 11,433 students in the Hoover City School system.[4] Hoover High School is the largest high school in Alabama in terms of area.


Berry Middle School, which served as the city's first high school before the present Hoover High was constructed, will be closed after the 2005-2006 academic year and the campus sold. [5]


Hoover High School plays in the Division 6A of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA). In football, it has been nationally ranked by USA Today and has won the state championship in four of the last five years. Notable alumni include University of Florida standout wide receiver Chad Jackson and former MLB pitcher and ESPN analyst Jeff Brantley. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ... University of Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The University of Florida is a public university and land-grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Jeffery Hoke Brantley (born September 5, 1963 Florence, AL - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1988 to 2001. ...


Shades Mountain Christian School is a private Christian school located in Hoover, offering elementary, middle and high school education. Briarwood Christian School, though located just outside the city limits, includes many children from Hoover within its student body. Cat Reddick, a member of the United States women's national soccer team and professional soccer's W-League, graduated from Briarwood Christian. Both schools feature full varsity sports and play in the ASHAA. Look up private in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... Cat Reddick USSF photo. ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat Norway 4–1 USA (Lagos, Portugal; 19 March 1998) Canada 3–0 USA... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ...


Many students in Hoover are educated through home school. Two of the area's largest home school organizations, Hope Christian School and Evangel Christian School, include many Hoover students. Hope Christian offer varsity sports programs as a part of the National Christian Sports Conference; Evangel's varsity sports are under the auspices of the Tennessee Valley Football Conference (eight-man football) and the Central Alabama Christian Conference (all other sports). In 2004, Evangel won the Division II eight-man championship of the National Association of Christian Athletes in Dayton, Tennessee. Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Dayton is a city located in Rhea County, Tennessee. ...


Points of interest

Aldridge Gardens is a 30 acre botanical garden, prominantly featuring hydrangeas, located on the former Coxe Estate in Hoover, Alabama, U.S.A.. The gardens were started in 1977 by local nurseryman Eddie Aldridge, who along with his father, found and patented Hydrangea quercifolia Snowflake, a double-flowering form of... Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also known as The Hoover Met, is a minor league baseball park located in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. ... The Riverchase Galleria from the North. ...

References

  1. Riverchase Galleria website
  2. Kent, Dawn. (February 23, 2006) "Hoover's ethanol SUVs catch researchers' eye." Birmingham News.
  3. City of Hoover website
  4. Hoover City Schools website
  5. Anderson, Jon. (March 27, 2006) "Hoover counts on selling off old Berry site." Birmingham News.

External links

Coordinates: 33.386435° N -86.804938° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

State of Alabama
History | People | Rivers | Governors
Capital Montgomery
Major cities Anniston | Auburn | Birmingham | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery | Tuscaloosa
Metro Areas Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman | Huntsville-Decatur | Mobile | Montgomery | Anniston-Oxford | Auburn-Opelika | Decatur | Dothan | Gadsden | The Shoals | Tuscaloosa
Regions Black Belt | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama
Counties Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston
Note: Cities over 100,000 and counties over 75,000 in population are bolded

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Hoover, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1111 words)
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama.
Hoover is now one of the three primary cities in the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan statistical area and the Cullman micropolitan area.
With this change, the Hoover police department became the largest law enforcement fleet in the nation that runs on E85, a fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
Hoover, Alabama (345 words)
Hoover is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Hoover is located at 33°23'11" North, 86°48'18" West (33.386435, -86.804938)
Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.7% are under the age of 18 and 3.9% are 65 or older.
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