A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Hoover Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237
    500
  • Theft
    2,445
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,056
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Hoover is a wonderful city with access to a wide variety of interests! I in particular am most interested in the diverse restaurant options that Hoover has to offer. Whether it be Asian, BBQ, Southern, Middle Eastern, etc., you can find what you're looking for!
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My husband, our three sons, mI migrated from Birmingham to Hoover in 2008. It was a cultural shock for our boys as we moved from an all black neighborhood to a majority White neighborhood. We decided to move our family to Hoover because we wanted to expose our children to a better environment and better schools.
What did you like about Hoover?
Hoover has invested a lot of funding into their school system and it shows through their teachers. My son have had great teachers from elementary through high school. Their teachers have always taken a professional approach to ensuring that all the children that goes through the Hoover schools receives and/or received a top-notch education.
What would you like to see change?
My neighborhood only has access to AT&T cable. I would love to have another option. I would also like for the Galleria Mall to bring in some ethnic group stores. Hoover can also benefit by having more soul food restaurants to town.
Quiet neighborhoods and friendly and supportive neighbors. Within 15 miles of most of Downtown Birmingham, usually 20 minutes drive or less. Growing town, plenty of shopping centers and easy access to groceries, etc. Several good restaurants and a few entertainment options. Virtually nonexistent nightlife, if that matters to you, but again, Downtown is a short drive away. Elementary and middle schools are average but Hoover High, especially the IB program, is excellent