HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - By Sherea Harris
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The city slogan is "Hoover's happenin." And that certainly is the case when it comes to population growth. Census numbers show a big increase with people moving there between 2000 and 2010.
While some Alabama cities like Bessemer and Birmingham saw a decline in population over the last decade, Hoover had folks moving in. According to the 2010 Census, the city saw a 30% jump in new residents.
Courtney Parks and her family moved to Hoover from Fairfield three years ago. She says she was impressed with the school system in Hoover and she says the city is family friendly. Mayor Tony Petelos says shopping and safety are other draws for families looking to relocate.