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Mobile County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 414,836 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 399,843 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 70,993
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,086
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 103,402
Renter-occupied apartments: 52,356 (it was 46,777 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 1233 sq. mi.

Water area: 410.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 336 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mobile County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.0%), Construction (12.4%), Educational, health and social services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mobile County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (35.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 197,818  (47.7%)
Females: 217,018  (52.3%)
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Mobile County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mobile County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,744 ($33,710 in 1999)

This county:

$45,744
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $605 (lower quartile is $455, upper quartile is $792)
This county:

$605
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,800 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Mobile:

$126,800
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,000 - $181,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $174,593
Here:

$174,593
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,412
Here:

$186,412
State:

$157,531

In 2-unit structures: $370,188
Here:

$370,188
State:

$154,585

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,822
Here:

$169,822
State:

$131,625

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $215,598
Here:

$215,598
State:

$223,470

Mobile homes: $55,734
Here:

$55,734
State:

$55,650

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $60,509
Here:

$60,509
State:

$53,432
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $364

Institutionalized population: 3,171

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 42
  • Assaults: 129
  • Burglaries: 782
  • Thefts: 1238
  • Auto thefts: 194

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 28
  • Robberies: 30
  • Assaults: 154
  • Burglaries: 907
  • Thefts: 1483
  • Auto thefts: 174
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Health of residents in Mobile County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
66.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
57.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
59.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1828 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2008: 1434 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2009: 1217 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2010: 895 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2011: 706 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2012: 712 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2013: 624 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2014: 746 buildings, average cost: $166,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $728 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $579 (0.6%)

Mobile County household income distribution in 2009 Mobile County home values distribution Mobile County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.4%
Mobile County:

19.4%
Alabama:

17.1%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 11.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.3% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.4 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 33.3 years old, American Indian residents: 46.5 years old, Asian residents: 34.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Area name: Mobile, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mobile County is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $743 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mobile, Tanner-Williams, Prichard, Semmes, Tillmans Corner, Saraland, Theodore, Chickasaw, Satsuma, Grand Bay.

Mobile County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Mobile County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Baker County, Georgia , Washington County, Florida , Wilkinson County, Mississippi , Thomas County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 20,709
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,249 (55.8% naturalized citizens)

Mobile County:

3.4%
Whole state:

3.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,290
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,963
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,058
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,827
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,397
  • Before 1970: 1,533
Note: State values scaled to Mobile County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.9%

Mobile County marital status for males Mobile County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 133,230
  • One, attached: 1,291
  • Two: 3,868
  • 3 or 4: 5,929
  • 5 to 9: 8,074
  • 10 to 19: 7,703
  • 20 to 49: 4,328
  • 50 or more: 4,067
  • Mobile homes: 13,825
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 325

Housing units in Mobile County with a mortgage: 62,314 (1,003 second mortgage, 5,404 home equity loan, 457 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40,708

Here:

60.8% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mobile County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant149,286354
Black Protestant34,12499
Catholic32,00335
Mainline Protestant30,31279
Other6,68430
Orthodox7242
None159,859-
Mobile County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 61
Mobile County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This 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.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 211
This county:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mobile County:

11.8%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mobile County:

29.9%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Mobile County:

Average size of farms: 136 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $101,446
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2190.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,230
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,995
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.26%
Corn for grain: 765 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 11141 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 172 harvested acres
Vegetables: 393 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,208 acres

Earthquake activity:

Mobile County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 93% 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 58.5 miles away from Mobile County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 192.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.8 miles away from Mobile County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4082: September 21, 2012, FEMA Id: 4082, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Tropical Storm Ida, Incident Period: November 09, 2009 to November 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1866: December 22, 2009, FEMA Id: 1866, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1797: September 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1797, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1789: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 1789, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1605: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 28, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3214: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3214, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mobile County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Cuba (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mobile County (%):

  • American (15%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • European (1%)

Mobile County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 157,977 (86.3%)
  • Carpooled: 11,517 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,155 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,511 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 166 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 2,654 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 8,075 (4.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Mobile County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 2,793 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,900 people in nursing homes
  • 1,078 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 731 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 533 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 243 people in state prisons
  • 137 people in other group homes
  • 118 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 97 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 97 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 89 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 58 people in religious group quarters
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in military ships
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 21 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Mobile County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 2,203 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,671 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,328 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 414 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 362 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
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 66 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 65 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 41 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,411.

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($254 average AGI)
Mobile County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

1.36% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($11,271 average AGI)
2.47% relocated from other states ($24,173 average AGI)
Mobile County:

2.47%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baldwin County, AL  0.46% ($35,378 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MS  0.16% ($38,424)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.12% ($30,574)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.11% ($21,544)
from Washington County, AL  0.10% ($37,375)
from Escambia County, FL  0.08% ($36,430)
from Harrison County, MS  0.07% ($31,563)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($417 average AGI)
Mobile County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.06%

1.43% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($12,496 average AGI)
2.89% relocated to other states ($24,570 average AGI)
Mobile County:

2.89%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Baldwin County, AL  0.65% ($48,093 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MS  0.15% ($36,474)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.12% ($30,406)
to Escambia County, FL  0.10% ($35,572)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.07% ($27,181)
to Harrison County, MS  0.07% ($26,981)
to Harris County, TX  0.07% ($47,070)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Mobile County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Mobile County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mobile County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mobile County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mobile County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 63,844 (48,608 aged, 15,236 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,370 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mobile County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,376)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,653)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,397)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,454)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,952)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,878)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,775)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,571)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,482)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,133)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 97.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 10.4
  • Other - 25.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.4
  • Suffocation - 18.6
  • Poisoning - 14.3
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 414,836
  • In family households: 340,009 (47,130 male householders, 55,076 female householders)
    68,798 spouses, 122,482 children (114,091 natural, 3,244 adopted, 5,147 stepchildren), 16,416 grandchildren, 6,052 brothers or sisters, 7,811 parents, 8,855 other relatives, 7,389 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 64,669 (24,920 male householders (20,766 living alone)), 30,015 female householders (26,983 living alone)), 9,734 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,158

Size of family households: 46,011 2-persons, 26,353 3-persons, 17,663 4-persons, 7,492 5-persons, 3,060 6-persons, 1,627 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 47,749 1-person, 6,441 2-persons, 683 3-persons, 62 4-persons.

47,494 married couples with children.
34,543 single-parent households (4,691 men, 29,852 women).

95.0% of residents of Mobile speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,458,037,000 ($6,137 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $210,566,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,055,554,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $621,380,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,775,000
Federal grants: $420,902,000
Federal procurement contracts: $121,429,000 ($85,582,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $217,997,000 ($66,443,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,644,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $214,868,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,002,868,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 31,758
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 20,816
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,593
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -11,560
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mobile County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 136.03 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,716
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,081
  • 2000 to 2009: 26,223
  • 1990 to 1999: 22,797
  • 1980 to 1989: 25,434
  • 1970 to 1979: 38,583
  • 1960 to 1969: 26,400
  • 1950 to 1959: 21,483
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,103
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,820
Note: State values scaled to Mobile population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mobile County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mobile County population
  • 1 room: 393
  • 2 rooms: 406
  • 3 rooms: 953
  • 4 rooms: 5,752
  • 5 rooms: 21,009
  • 6 rooms: 28,736
  • 7 rooms: 19,712
  • 8 rooms: 14,336
  • 9+ rooms: 11,725
  • 1 room: 844
  • 2 rooms: 2,164
  • 3 rooms: 8,043
  • 4 rooms: 12,736
  • 5 rooms: 14,442
  • 6 rooms: 10,148
  • 7 rooms: 2,729
  • 8 rooms: 1,702
  • 9+ rooms: 1,311
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mobile County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mobile County population
  • no bedroom: 482
  • 1 bedroom: 1,106
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,724
  • 3 bedrooms: 63,820
  • 4 bedrooms: 22,746
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,144
  • no bedroom: 983
  • 1 bedroom: 10,345
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,218
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,198
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,774
  • 5+ bedrooms: 601
Cars and other vehicles available in Mobile County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mobile County population
  • no vehicle: 3,045
  • 1 vehicle: 26,557
  • 2 vehicles: 43,537
  • 3 vehicles: 19,864
  • 4 vehicles: 7,785
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,234
  • no vehicle: 7,258
  • 1 vehicle: 26,394
  • 2 vehicles: 16,113
  • 3 vehicles: 3,303
  • 4 vehicles: 972
  • 5+ vehicles: 79

89% of Mobile County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Alabama.

Mobile County:

88.7%
State average:

86.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 301,553
  • Other state: 96,298
  • Northeast: 11,138
  • Midwest: 14,359
  • South: 62,873
  • West: 7,928

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mobile County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.9%)
  • Utility gas (42.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (66.5%)
  • Utility gas (31.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,854
Here:

15.6%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,055
Here:

17.6%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,425
Here:

19.0%
Alabama:

14.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mobile County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,996,000
    General - Other: $2,500,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,186,000
    Financial Administration: $392,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $24,528,000
    Health - Other: $23,080,000
    Police Protection: $16,490,000
    Regular Highways: $15,523,000
    Financial Administration: $10,656,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,056,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,719,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,561,000
    General - Other: $3,111,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,099,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,085,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,806,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,552,000
    Libraries: $1,332,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,248,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000
    Local Fire Protection: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,128,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,474,000
    Police Protection: $713,000
    Central Staff Services: $646,000
    General Public Building: $496,000
    Health - Other: $396,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Financial Administration: $271,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,799,000

Mobile County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    Parking Facilities: $132,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,069,000
    Public Welfare: $318,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,335,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,973,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $932,000
    Rents: $290,000
    Sale of Property: $258,000
    Royalties: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,088,000
    Gas Utilities: $3,141,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,085,000
    All Other: $2,508,000
    Public Welfare: $2,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,687,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,576,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $5,515,000
    Other License: $2,967,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,194,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $515,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $491,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $490,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $38,000

Mobile County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,200,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,390,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,690,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,320,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,470,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $850,000

Mobile County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,586,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,470,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,711
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,274
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12,437
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,373
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,765
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,573
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,844
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,082
Mobile County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mobile County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 113 full 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 ORIGINATED1,984$131,5301,165$152,6586,012$150,957368$47,95716$1,790,500600$115,397163$36,945
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED86$113,186117$115,744539$140,78853$70,9060$035$127,51489$45,528
APPLICATIONS DENIED326$123,822362$90,0612,838$136,241488$42,9241$2,185,000238$92,870209$45,014
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN269$128,335180$137,4721,964$147,511101$85,7430$0120$124,30831$69,129
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS91$119,20971$133,620688$145,46156$72,4820$046$96,82618$64,056
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 83 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED214$188,766214$183,9256$203,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$214,50987$191,7823$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$211,83349$176,7351$45,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$205,80023$165,8265$160,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$111,14314$188,2866$91,833

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Mobile County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,57877.6 years
James2,56270.6 years
John2,30072.8 years
William2,16272.7 years
Robert1,50470.1 years
Willie1,35172.1 years
George1,13873.1 years
Charles1,12169.5 years
Annie95678.3 years
Joseph90971.6 years
Most common last names in Mobile County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1,51872.7 years
Smith1,36473.7 years
Johnson1,04271.6 years
Jones97472.5 years
Davis86773.6 years
Brown70972.0 years
Jackson68672.0 years
Harris52473.4 years
Robinson52273.0 years
Moore51472.3 years
Businesses in Mobile County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling3Kohl's1
AT&T9La Quinta3
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Lane Furniture7
Ace Hardware5LensCrafters2
Advance Auto Parts12Little Caesars Pizza7
Aeropostale1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott7
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's7Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's28
Audi1Men's Wearhouse3
AutoZone12Microtel1
BMW1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance7
Baymont Inn2New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike15
Best Western3Nissan1
Blockbuster7Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King11Olive Garden1
CVS16Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza4
Chick-Fil-A3Payless5
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske4
Church's Chicken12PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K18Pizza Hut11
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes6
Comfort Inn1Quality3
Comfort Suites3Quiznos4
Cracker Barrel2RadioShack6
Curves4Red Lobster1
DHL2Red Roof Inn2
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid17
Days Inn3Rodeway Inn2
Decora Cabinetry3Rooms To Go2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday5
Domino's Pizza6Rue211
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge3SAS Shoes2
Express1SONIC Drive-In7
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
FedEx60Sears4
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel2
Ford2Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks8
GNC9Steak 'n Shake2
GameStop8Subaru1
Gap1Subway38
Goodwill4Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile17
H&R Block7T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's9T.J.Maxx1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell8
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton5Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
Holiday Inn5The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Toyota2
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul28
Hyundai1UPS61
IHOP2Vans2
InTown Suites2Verizon Wireless3
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House20
Jones New York3Walgreens10
Journeys1Walmart8
Justice1Wingate2
KFC6World Gym1
Kincaid2YMCA4

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"