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Mobile, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Mobile had a population of 196,230 as of July 1, 2016. Mobile ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mobile is located at latitude 30.6684 and longitude -88.1002 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mobile (see map below) encompass a land area of 139.16 sq. miles and a water area of 40.66 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Mobile (GNIS ID: 2404278) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mobile is located within Mobile Division of Mobile County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mobile population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mobile: La Mobila, La Mobile, Mobille, Mo-il-la, Moville.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 196,230
Population in Households 190,338
Population in Familes 148,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,892
Population Density1 1,410
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 79,826
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 48,529
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 91,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43,448 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,378 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,035 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $129,576
Average Home Value $178,904
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,536
Average Household Income $56,595
Per Capita Income $23,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.11%
Households 0.18% 0.2%
Families -0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mobile to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 24 96th
Diversity Index2 # 45 92nd
Median Household Income # 289 50th
Per Capita Income # 130 78th

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