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Population in 2012: 194,822 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 91,911  (47.2%)
Females: 102,911  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Alabama median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 36575, 36602, 36603, 36604, 36605, 36606, 36607, 36608, 36609, 36613, 36615, 36617, 36618, 36619, 36688, 36693, 36695.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,238 (it was $31,445 in 2000)
Mobile:

$35,238
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,656

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,000 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Mobile:

$118,000
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,223; Detached houses: $165,970; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,613; In 2-unit structures: $242,021; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,112; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,789; Mobile homes: $75,173; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,665

Median gross rent in 2012: $718.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 36575, 36582, 36601, 36602, 36603, 36604, 36605, 36606, 36607, 36608, 36609, 36617, 36618, 36693, 36695.

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  • Black alone - 98,202 (50.3%)
  • White alone - 85,613 (43.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,600 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3,409 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2,439 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 572 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 219 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 57 (0.03%)

Races in Mobile detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mobile: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (8.2%), German (7.2%), United States (7.2%), English (6.4%), French (2.6%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1814

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 117.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,652 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mobile:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mobile city:

  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

6,686 residents are foreign born (1.5% Asia, 0.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  3.5%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 268 registered sex offenders living in Mobile, Alabama as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mobile to the number of sex offenders is 727 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $780 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $664 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (126.6 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (439.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Prichard, AL (2.2 miles ), Chickasaw, AL (2.5 miles ), Tanner-Williams, AL (2.7 miles) , Tillmans Corner, AL (3.0 miles ), Theodore, AL (3.2 miles ), Saraland, AL (3.2 miles ), Spanish Fort, AL (3.3 miles ), Satsuma, AL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 287 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 1998: 307 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 1999: 284 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2000: 288 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2001: 302 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2002: 245 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2003: 234 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2004: 191 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2005: 212 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2006: 370 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2007: 266 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2008: 248 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2009: 187 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2010: 155 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2012: 106 buildings, average cost: $217,600

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Latitude: 30.68 N, Longitude: 88.10 W

Mobile nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Azalea City, The City of Six Flags, The Home of Mardi Gras

Daytime population change due to commuting: +47,868 (+24.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 61,128 (79.9%)

Area code: 251

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Crime rates in Mobile by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 204240242735343842243032
per 100,000 8.216.415.69.510.814.013.615.016.79.711.912.7
Rapes 549510711312574832327374845
per 100,000 22.137.241.745.049.929.633.29.110.815.019.117.9
Robberies 896840752739673597685750875857637460
per 100,000 367.3328.7293.1294.0268.6239.0273.8295.5348.5348.1252.9182.9
Assaults 5265524774243454593653332601,076904777
per 100,000 215.6216.0185.9168.7137.7183.7145.9131.2103.6437.1358.9308.9
Burglaries 3,6094,6533,5903,9763,8443,8323,6623,6503,3053,7164,0582,796
per 100,000 1479.31820.81399.41581.91534.01534.01463.91437.91316.51509.51611.21111.7
Thefts 10,98512,28411,53410,85511,2709,39610,8579,3619,4709,4578,8918,755
per 100,000 4502.54806.94495.94318.84497.33761.44340.23687.73772.33841.63530.03480.9
Auto thefts 1,5241,4091,4491,3201,3031,1211,3301,1251,071950701552
per 100,000 624.7551.4564.8525.2520.0448.8531.7443.2426.6385.9278.3219.5
Arson 6092N/AN/A12992112134116917066
per 100,000 24.636.0N/AN/A51.536.844.852.846.237.027.826.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.0) 522.0569.3513.6503.4499.3454.7484.6436.5445.3514.5463.8391.7

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Crime rate in Mobile detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 700 (543 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Alabama average:

2.28

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +644 (+0.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Mobile-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Mobile city center injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 11/3/1968, a category F3 tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mobile-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from Mobile center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Mobile center
On 5/4/1997 at 03:39:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mobile County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Satchel Paige - Baseball player and coach, Paul Bearer - Professional wrestling manager, Alva Belmont - Suffragette, John Mitchell (American football coach) - Football player and coach, William March - Marine, Gregory Benford - Novelist, Vince Dooley - Football coach, Sanford Bishop - Politician, Hank Aaron - (1934-), baseball player, Bill Dooley - Football player and coach.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Mobile: Edward J. Houghton, John Dury New.

Main business address for: COMPUTER PROGRAMS & SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), ENERGYSOUTH INC (NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION), INTEGRITY MEDIA INC (PHONOGRAPH RECORDS & PRERECORDED AUDIO TAPES & DISKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Mobile:

  • FMC DAUPHIN ISLAND PKWY (Dialysis Facility, 2381 DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY)
  • FMC EAST MOBILE (Dialysis Facility, 1217 GOVERNMENT ST)
  • FMC JAGUAR (Dialysis Facility, 575 STANTON ROAD)
  • FMC MOBILE (Dialysis Facility, 2620 OLD SHELL RD)
  • FMC PORT CITY (Dialysis Facility, 201 ST. JOSEPH STREET, SUITE B)
  • FMC UNIVERSITY SOUTH ALABAMA (Dialysis Facility, 700 CLINIC DRIVE)
  • FMC WEST MOBILE (Dialysis Facility, 6601 WALL STREET)
  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (MOBILE) (Home Health Center, 1201 MONTLIMAR DRIVE, SUITE 700)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 820 SOUTH UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD, SUITE 3F)
  • INFIRMARY HOMECARE OF MOBILE (Home Health Center, 4358 MIDMOST DRIVE, SUITE A)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, 67 EAST MIDTOWN PARK)
  • SAADS HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1515 UNIVERSITY BLVD, SOUTH)
  • SPRINGHILL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 10 MOBILE STREET)
  • BAYPOINTE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Hospital, 5800 SOUTHLAND DRIVE)
  • DESTINY HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALTY SERVICES (Hospital, 3759 GOVERNMENT BLVD)
  • INFIRMARY HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, 2601 B EMOGENE STREET)
  • INFIRMARY WEST (Hospital, 5600 GIRBY RD)
  • MERCY HOSPICE MOBILE (Hospital, 3712 DAUPHIN STREET)
  • MOBILE INFIRMARY (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 5 MOBILE INFIRMARY CIRCLE)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF MOBILE (Hospital, 2800 DAUPHIN STREET, SUITE 103)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPICE OF SETON HH SVCS (Hospital, 6051 AIRPORT BLVD)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 6801 AIRPORT BOULEVARD)
  • SOUTHERNCARE MOBILE (Hospital, 3100 COTTAGE HILL ROAD SUITE 112)
  • SPRINGHILL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 3719 DAUPHIN STREET)
  • SPRINGHILL MEMORIAL HOSPICE (Hospital, 3719 DAUPHIN ST)
  • UNIV OF S AL CHILDREN'S & WOMEN'S HOS (Hospital,Childrens,Government - State, 1700 CENTER STREET)
  • UNIV OF SOUTH ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - State, 2451 FILLINGIM STREET)
  • ALLEN MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, 735 SOUTH WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • COGBURN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION - WEST INC (Nursing Home, 8002 GRELOT ROAD)
  • COGBURN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, INC (Nursing Home, 148 TUSCALOOSA ST)
  • COGBURN NURSING CENTER-MIDTOWN, INC (Nursing Home, 3104 DAUPHIN SQUARE CONNECTOR)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF MOBILE (Nursing Home, 954 NAVCO ROAD)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF SPRINGHILL (Nursing Home, 3712 DAUPHIN ST)
  • GORDON OAKS CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 3151 KNOLLWOOD DRIVE)
  • IDEAL REST HOME INC (Nursing Home, 1203 GOVERNMENT ST)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-MOBILE (Nursing Home, 1758 SPRINGHILL AVE)
  • LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR SACRED HEART RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 1655 MCGILL AVENUE)
  • LYNWOOD NH (Nursing Home, 4164 HALLS MILL RD)
  • LYNWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 4164 HALLS MILL ROAD)
  • MOBILE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 7020 BRUNS DRIVE)
  • SEA BREEZE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 550 CONGRESS STREET)
  • SPRINGHILL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 3900 OLD SHELL ROAD)
  • SPRINGHILL SENIOR RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 3717 DAUPHIN STREET)
  • TWIN OAKS NH INC (Nursing Home, 857 CRAWFORD LANE)
  • TWIN OAKS NURSING HOME, LLC (Nursing Home, 857 CRAWFORD LANE)

Political contributions by individuals in Mobile, AL

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Amtrak station:

MOBILE (11 GOVERNMENT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.cityofmobile.org

Colleges/Universities in Mobile:

  • University of South Alabama (Full-time enrollment: 10,934; Location: 307 N University Blvd; Public; Website: www.southalabama.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Bishop State Community College (FT enrollment: 1,661; Location: 351 North Broad Street; Public; Website: www.bishop.edu)
  • University of Mobile (FT enrollment: 1,301; Location: 5735 College Parkway Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.umobile.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Spring Hill College (FT enrollment: 1,210; Location: 4000 Dauphin St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Virginia College-Mobile (FT enrollment: 592; Location: 2970 Cottage Hill Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu)
  • Remington College-Mobile Campus (FT enrollment: 555; Location: 828 Downtowner Loop W; Private, for-profit; Website: www.remingtoncollege.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Mobile (FT enrollment: 266; Location: 3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Fortis College School of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 225; Location: 300-F Azalea Rd; Private, for-profit)
  • Blue Cliff Career College (FT enrollment: 220; Location: 2970 Cottage Hill Rd., Suite 175; Private, for-profit; Website: www.blue.edu)
  • Fortis College (FT enrollment: 180; Location: 3590 Pleasant Valley Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortiscollege.edu)
  • Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (FT enrollment: 49; Location: 1729 Springhill Ave. - Suite #11; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ultrasound.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Mobile:

  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 23 miles; Bay Minette, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,682)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 37 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 7,407)
  • The University of West Florida (about 54 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 7,005)
  • Pensacola Junior College (about 56 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 62 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • William Carey University (about 83 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 86 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 12,146)

Biggest public high schools in Mobile:

Private high schools in Mobile:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 1,970; Location: 8650 TANNER WILLIAMS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • UMS-WRIGHT PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 1,285; Location: 65 N MOBILE ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 1,250; Location: 161 DOGWOOD LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 991; Location: 1501 OLD SHELL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MOBILE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 5900 COTTAGE HILL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 228; Location: 7355 CREEKWOOD DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BC MORGAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 65 BORDER CIR E; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • J B SHELTON ACADEMY INC (Students: 35; Location: 6009 LAUREL WOOD CT; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NEW BAYSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 3; Location: 1755 DUBLIN ST; Grades: 10 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Mobile:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Mobile:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 6300 MCKENNA DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST DOMINIC SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 4160 BURMA RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LUKE S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 3975 JAPONICA LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST IGNATIUS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 3650 SPRINGHILL AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KNOLLWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1501 KNOLLWOOD DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 217 S SAGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COTTAGE HILL BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 4255 COTTAGE HILL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 107 N LAFAYETTE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOVERNMENT STREET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 3401 GOVERNMENT BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MOST PURE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 310 SENGSTAK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Mobile, School District: MOBILE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Mobile:

  • MOBILE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,972,630; Location: 701 GOVERNMENT STREET; 539,695 books; 65,620 audio materials; 52,813 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 884 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • In addition to the public high schools on your list, you need to add the Alabama School of Math and Science, although it is a boarding school, it is considered a public high school, since it is state run, and students do not pay tuition. www.asms.net
  • St. Mary Catholic School (Students: 280; Location: 107 North Lafayette St.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • Please update the address for St. Luke's Episcopal School. Our new address is 3975 Japonica Lane Mobile, AL 36693 Thanks!!
  • Left out Jimmy Buffet in famous people growing up in Mobile section.

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Notable locations in Mobile: Gulf Fishing and Hunting Club (A), Mobile Country Club (B), Mobile Waterworks (C), Mobile Yacht Club (D), Square One Plaza (E), Linksman Golf Club (F), Mannings Marketplace (G), Wolf Ridge Plaza (H), Cottage Crest Shopping Village (I), Crichton Place Retail Center (J), Shoppes of Midtown (K), University of South Alabama Main Campus Tholos of Delphi Replica (L), University of South Alabama Main Campus Maintenance Garage (M), University of South Alabama Main Campus Central Utilities Plant (N), Spring Hill College Peace Garden (O), Spring Hill College Viragh South Parking Lot (P), Spring Hill College Toolen Parking Lot (Q), Spring Hill College Stewart Field Parking Lot (R), Spring Hill College Quinlan Parking Lot (S), Spring Hill College O'Leary Hall Parking Lot (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza de Malaga Shopping Center (1), Hillwood Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hillcrest - Grelot Shopping Center (3), Town West Village Shopping Center (4), Forest Park Plaza Shopping Center (5), Saint Stephens Square Shopping Center (6), Carriage Town Square Shopping Center (7), K and B Shopping Center (8), Lloyd Place Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mobile include: Mount Hebron Church (A), Nazarene Church (B), Saints Simon and Jude Church (C), Williams African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (D), Texas Street African Methodist Episcopal Church (E), Stewart Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Smith Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Saint Stephens African Methodist Episcopal Church (H), Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oaklawn Cemetery (1), Old Spring Hill Cemetery (2), Noel Cemetery (3), Little Magnolia Cemetery (4), Jewish Cemetery (5), Ebenezer Cemetery (6), Saint Austin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Duck Lake (A), McLean Lake (B), Bienville Reservoir (C), Spring Hill Lake (D), Saraland Reservoir (E), Municipal Park Lake Number One (F), Crystal Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stone Branch (A), Spring Creek (B), Spencer Branch (C), Shell Bayou (D), Second Creek (E), Robinson Bayou (F), Rattlesnake Bayou (G), Pretty Branch (H), Moore Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mobile include: Baumhauer Park (1), Carver Park (2), Cottage Hill Park (3), Crestview Park (4), Demotropolis Park (5), Denton Park (6), Doyle Park (7), Fulton Ridge Park (8), Gorgas Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National African American Archives (Museums; 564 Drive Martin L King Jr) (1), Fort Conde Museum (150 South Royal Street) (2), Oakleigh House Museum (350 Oakleigh Place) (3), Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive) (4), U S S Alabama Battleship Commission (Museums; 2703 Battleship Parkway) (5), Conde Charlotte Museum House (104 Theatre Street) (6), Gulf Coast Exploreum (Museums; 65 Government Street) (7), Mobile Botanical Gardens (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5151 Museum Drive) (8), Mobile City - Public Libraries- Branches and Bookmobile- West Regional Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5555 Grelot Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Taylor Motel (2598 Government Boulevard) (1), Scenic Motel (5308 Moffett Rd) (2), Extended Stay America - Mobile (508 Spring Hill Plaza Ct) (3), Budget Inn (555 Government Street) (4), Star Motel (1085 South Bessemer Avenue) (5), Hampton Inn Mobile-I-65/Airport Blvd (930 West I-65 Service Road South) (6), Days Inn (3650 Airport Blvd) (7), Econo Lodge (156 West I65 Service Road South) (8), TownePlace Suites Mobile (1075 Montlimar Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - Federal Courts- U S Pretrial Services (201 Saint Michael Street Suite 100) (1), Mobile County - Community Corrections Center- Mobile County Drug Court (111 Canal Street) (2), Chickasaw City - Clerk of Court (224 North Drive Martin L King Jr) (3), Mobile County - Community Corrections Center- Court Referral (111 Canal Street) (4), Mobile City - Municipal Court- North Tower (205 Government Street) (5), U S Government - Shulman William S Bankruptcy Judge- Federal Courts- U S District C (201 Saint Louis Street) (6), Master Cleaners-Office (4300 Midmost Drive Suite D) (7), Summerville Court (214 Upham) (8), Sessions Jeff Senator (41 West I65 Service Road North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Mobile County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.67
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 0.944. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.944
U.S.:

3.498

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mobile and their reported violations in the past:

MOBILE BOARD OF WATER AND SEWER COMM. (Population served: 274995, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2003)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.4%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mobile, AL

People in group quarters in Mobile in 2010:

  • 1,716 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,315 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,196 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 389 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 296 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 294 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 268 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 65 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 56 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Mobile in 2000:

  • 2,538 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,512 people in nursing homes
  • 1,067 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 598 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 118 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 102 people in other group homes
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 51 people in religious group quarters
  • 32 people in military ships
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

Mobile compared to Alabama state average:

Mobile, Alabama environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Ladd Peebles Stadium. Capacity: 40,646. no home team, used for annual Senior Bowl and GMAC Bowl games.
  • Mitchell Center. University of South Alabama.
  • Mobile Civic Center. Capacity: 10,676.

Banks with most branches in Mobile (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 21 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Compass Bank: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • BankTrust: Banktrust, Springhill Branch, Tillman's Corner Branch, Hillcrest Financial Center, Dauphin/65 Branch, Schillinger Road Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank: Dauphin Street / I-65 Branch, Royal Street Branch, Schillinger Branch, Tillman's Corner Branch, Hillcrest Branch. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Commonwealth National Bank: 2861 Springhill Ave Branch, Downtown Office Branch, at 2214 St. Stephens Road. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $59.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Bank, National Association: at 6808 Airport Boulevard, Mobile Branch, Infirmary 65. Info updated 2007/12/27: Bank assets: $95.4 mil, Deposits: $87.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • First Community Bank: Cottage Hill Road Branch, Zeigler Corners Branch, Montlimar Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $322.1 mil, Deposits: $279.7 mil, headquarters in Chatom, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Bancshares, Inc.
  • 11 other banks with 20 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mobile, Alabama:

  • Best Western Inn, 180 S Beltline, Mobile, AL 36608 , Phone: (251) 343-9845, Fax: (251) 342-5366
  • Drury Inn Mobile, 824 W I-65 Service Rd, Mobile, AL 36609 , Phone: (251) 344-7700, Fax: (251) 344-7700
  • Family Inns, 900 S Beltline, Mobile, AL 36609 , Phone: (251) 344-5500, Fax: (251) 342-4744
  • Hampton Inn, 930 S Beltline Hwy, Mobile, AL 36616 , Phone: (251) 344-4942
  • La Quinta Motor Inn, 816 S Beltline Hwy, Mobile, AL 36609 , Phone: (251) 343-4051, Fax: (251) 343-2897
  • Midtown Econo Lodge, 1 S Beltline Hwy, Mobile, AL 36606 , Phone: (251) 479-5333, Fax: (251) 471-4937
  • Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel, 251 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602 , Phone: (800) 333-3333, Fax: (251) 405-5941
  • Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602 , Phone: (251) 438-4000, Fax: (251) 415-0123
  • 56 other hotels and motels
All 64 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mobile, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mobile travel time to work - commute


Mobile mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Mobile:

(Mobile, Alabama Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Mobile city (based on Mobile County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.25%
Here53.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of God
Adherents46.3%16.9%11.6%4.6%3.2%
Congregations24.1%9.4%11.8%6.5%8.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.0%1.6%1.6%1.5%9.6%
Congregations3.9%3.4%2.4%5.0%24.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 61
Mobile County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Mobile County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 246
Mobile County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 211
Here:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mobile County:

29.9%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 129$408,651$38,0147$5,922
Other Government Administration 53$195,897$44,35411$23,378
Judicial and Legal 57$200,752$42,2640$0
Police Protection - Officers 521$1,960,977$45,1660$0
Police - Other 145$383,093$31,70490$82,881
Firefighters 358$1,450,544$48,6220$0
Fire - Other 35$107,180$36,7470$0
Streets and Highways 155$441,016$34,1430$0
Welfare 4$11,889$35,6670$0
Health 65$251,922$46,5090$0
Solid Waste Management 147$383,452$31,3020$0
Sewerage 162$587,027$43,4830$0
Parks and Recreation 241$551,388$27,45593$86,483
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$32,417$38,9000$0
Natural Resources 70$163,663$28,0570$0
Water Supply 113$387,162$41,1150$0
Local Libraries 107$260,030$29,16259$39,380
Other and Unallocable 295$941,763$38,3090$0
Totals for Government 2,667$8,718,823$39,230260$238,044

Mobile government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $14,976,000 ($76.87)
    Water Utilities: $2,092,000 ($10.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $50,797,000 ($260.74)
    General - Other: $49,510,000 ($254.13)
    Sewerage: $32,435,000 ($166.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,189,000 ($139.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,331,000 ($135.15)
    Water Utilities: $16,311,000 ($83.72)
    Regular Highways: $14,872,000 ($76.34)
    Parking Facilities: $10,905,000 ($55.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,828,000 ($55.58)
    Transit Utilities: $8,094,000 ($41.55)
    Libraries: $5,722,000 ($29.37)
    General Public Buildings: $4,163,000 ($21.37)
    Financial Administration: $4,131,000 ($21.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,376,000 ($17.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,851,000 ($9.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,233,000 ($6.33)
    Health - Other: $600,000 ($3.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,949,000 ($71.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $3,222,000 ($16.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,360,000 ($27.51)
    Central Staff Services: $784,000 ($4.02)
    Water Utilities: $742,000 ($3.81)
    General - Other: $652,000 ($3.35)
    Financial Administration: $478,000 ($2.45)
    Police Protection: $244,000 ($1.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000 ($0.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000 ($0.35)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($0.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $124,735,000 ($640.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,159,000 ($5.95)

Mobile government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,762,000 ($219.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,099,000 ($26.17)
    All Other: $2,275,000 ($11.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $332,000 ($1.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($0.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,401,000 ($63.65)
    Transit Utilities: $1,265,000 ($6.49)
    All Other: $839,000 ($4.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,873,000 ($19.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,074,000 ($87.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,177,000 ($16.31)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,983,000 ($10.18)
    Sale of Property: $1,067,000 ($5.48)
    Rents: $55,000 ($0.28)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,684,000 ($142.10)
    Transit Utilities: $827,000 ($4.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,478,000 ($22.99)
    Public Welfare: $2,119,000 ($10.88)
    General Local Government Support: $1,757,000 ($9.02)
    All Other: $816,000 ($4.19)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $132,529,000 ($680.26)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $30,279,000 ($155.42)
    Property: $12,553,000 ($64.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,728,000 ($44.80)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,391,000 ($27.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,477,000 ($12.71)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $2,306,000 ($11.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,851,000 ($9.50)
    Motor Vehicle License: $636,000 ($3.26)

Mobile government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $369,011,000 ($1894.09)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $363,773,000 ($1867.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $336,480,000 ($1727.12)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $332,430,000 ($1706.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,229,000 ($119.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,990,000 ($92.34)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,050,000 ($20.79)

Mobile government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,938,000 ($76.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,175,000 ($370.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $347,026,000 ($1781.25)

4.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Mobile County:

0.11%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baldwin County, AL  0.46% ($33,627 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MS  0.30% ($43,555)
from Harrison County, MS  0.18% ($30,987)


4.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($383 average AGI)
Mobile County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baldwin County, AL  0.64% ($54,758 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.16% ($31,976)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.12% ($31,634)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mobile:

  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WABB (1480 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMOB (1360 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGOK (900 AM; 1 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WBCA (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mobile:

  • WDLT-FM (98.3 FM; CHICKASAW, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZEW (92.1 FM; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: BALDWIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WBHY-FM (88.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVH (106.5 FM; DAPHNE, AL; Owner: BALDWIN BROADCASTING COMPANY, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • WPCS (89.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WNSP (105.5 FM; BAY MINETTE, AL; Owner: COM+, LLC)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Mobile:

  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • W52BF (Channel 52; MOBILE, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50CF (Channel 50; MOBILE, AL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEIQ (Channel 42; MOBILE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WBPG (Channel 55; GULF SHORES, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WMOE-LP (Channel 12; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Mobile fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 307
Total length: 43,740 meters (143,504ft)
Total costs: $-1,256,609,296
Total average daily traffic: 5,616,659
Total average daily truck traffic: 459,144

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 20
  • 1960-1969: 92
  • 1970-1979: 73
  • 1980-1989: 25
  • 1990-1999: 69
  • 2000-2009: 17
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mobile, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mobile)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 929 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mobile, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 667 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mobile)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mobile)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 186 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 62 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED708$120,614484$163,9532,324$155,205146$55,89711$2,352,909267$101,6554$21,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$128,02321$142,041222$136,73217$57,6130$012$87,2509$37,062
APPLICATIONS DENIED134$118,931120$107,6711,102$126,898217$43,9411$2,185,000108$67,4557$59,923
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN96$121,29374$139,328785$143,91643$82,5310$058$90,3790$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$109,08926$157,801276$138,35630$66,2690$028$77,7890$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 71 tracts in Mobile, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 46 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED98$184,72768$174,0423$181,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$211,18128$175,8592$32,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$153,36824$175,8321$45,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$210,69410$157,9174$147,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$109,6003$162,4775$82,852

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 116
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Mobile


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mobile, AL

Most common first names in Mobile, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,23877.9 years
James2,08770.9 years
John1,94772.8 years
William1,79572.9 years
Robert1,25269.9 years
Willie1,17072.1 years
George95273.3 years
Charles90070.1 years
Annie82578.4 years
Joseph77171.9 years
Most common last names in Mobile, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1,28573.0 years
Smith1,14773.6 years
Johnson91071.7 years
Jones86172.4 years
Davis74273.6 years
Brown59872.0 years
Jackson59771.8 years
Robinson46073.0 years
Harris45773.2 years
Moore44572.2 years
Businesses in Mobile, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling3La-Z-Boy1
AT&T7Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture6
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters2
Ace Hardware4Little Caesars Pizza4
Aeropostale1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott7
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's5McDonald's18
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse3
AutoZone8Motel 62
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance8
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Baymont Inn2Nike14
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot2
Best Western2OfficeMax2
Blockbuster5Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King8Outback Steakhouse1
Burlington Coat Factory1Pac Sun1
CVS11Panera Bread2
Cache1Papa John's Pizza4
Catherines1Payless4
Charlotte Russe1Penske3
Chick-Fil-A3PetSmart1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Church's Chicken7Pizza Hut9
Cinnabon 1Popeyes5
Coldwater Creek1Quality2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos4
Comfort Suites2RadioShack5
Cracker Barrel2Red Lobster1
Curves1Red Roof Inn2
DHL1Rite Aid12
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn2
Days Inn2Rooms To Go2
Decora Cabinetry3Ruby Tuesday4
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza6Ryan's Grill1
DressBarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge2SAS Shoes2
Express1SONIC Drive-In5
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
FedEx51Sears4
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel2
Forever 211Staples1
GNC8Starbucks8
GameStop5Steak 'n Shake2
Gap1Subway24
Goodwill2Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile13
H&R Block5T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's5T.J.Maxx1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell7
Haworth1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target2
Holiday Inn4The Limited1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value1
IHOP2U-Haul14
InTown Suites2UPS50
J. Jill1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Waffle House11
Journeys1Walgreens8
KFC5Walmart6
Kincaid2Wingate2
Kohl's1World Gym1
La Quinta2YMCA4
Browse common businesses in Mobile, AL


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Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard B. Rogers (16)
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  • Thomas M. Reynolds (5)
  • Ann M. Crespi (4)

Total of 235 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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