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What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.

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  • Profile: Mid-sized city
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 618
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Hoover
  • Zip Codes: Hoover (zip 35242)

Quick Facts About Hoover

    The unemployment rate in Hoover (zip 35242) is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Hoover (zip 35242) jobs have Decreased by 0.41 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hoover (zip 35242)'s cost of living is 16.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Hoover (zip 35242)'s population is 51,331 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 158.70 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Hoover (zip 35242) is $315,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.28%.
    Hoover (zip 35242) public schools spend $10,361 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Hoover (zip 35242).

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Hoover Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Hoover. Home Appreciation is up 2.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Hoover Real Estate.
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Low Key and Laid back

This area of Birmingham is where the people with class live. It is very pet and kid friendly. I would like to live here... (Read More)



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