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Mobile, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Mobile had a population of 197,574 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 197,574
Daytime Population: Workers 141,444
Daytime Population: Residents 114,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 256,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 191,491
Population in Familes 148,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,083
Population Density2 1,420
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $39,454
Average Household Income $59,926
Per Capita Income $24,757


Total Housing Units 91,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,492 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,461 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,993 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $132,605
Average Home Value $181,370


Total Households 79,953
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 48,235
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.16%
Households 0.17% 0.19%
Families -0.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 2017 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 23 96th
Diversity Index # 48 92nd
Median Household Income # 270 54th
Per Capita Income # 123 79th

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