Mobile County AL Information


Mobile County Subdivisions

Mobile County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 420,369
Population in Households 413,095
Population in Familes 340,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,274
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 162,283
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 109,960
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105,959 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,324 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,225 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $131,883
Average Home Value $171,624


Median Household Income $42,115
Average Household Income $58,327
Per Capita Income $22,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.27%
Households 0.38% 0.34%
Families 0.23% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mobile County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mobile County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 3 97th
Diversity Index2 # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 13 82nd
Per Capita Income # 16 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.