Mobile is a city located in the state of Alabama. It is located in Mobile County, where it serves as the county seat and is also the most populous city. When compared to the rest of the state, Mobile is the third most populous in Alabama.
The city is most known for being the only saltwater port in the state, and the Port of Mobile has contributed significantly to the city’s economy throughout its history. The city’s population at the time of the 2010 census was recorded as 195,111.
Recent Population Changes
Since that last census was taken, estimates show that the population has dropped to 192,904.
City Size and Population Density
The total area of the city is just over 180 square miles, and Mobile has a population density of 1,383.82 people per square mile.
Mobile Population Statistics
There are more females than males living in Mobile, with women making up 53% of the population. 15.5% of the population is over the age of 65 years, and just 22% of the population is 18 years or under.
Median rent in the last five years has been approximately $800 per month.
Population Growth in Mobile
Mobile’s population saw rapid growth throughout the 19th century and through the early half of the 20th century. In 1960, the population reached its peak of over 202,000 residents. This was more than double the number recorded at the time of the 1940 census. However, in 1970, the population dropped below 200,000. It rose again in 1980 before dropping again in 1990. Though 2000 saw some growth, it did not again surpass 200,000. Recent population estimates show that the population is down over 1% since the 2010 census. The city has recently attracted more businesses, including Carnival cruise line, the Airbus assembly line, and a Walmart distribution center, which city officials hope will lead to growth in both the economy and the population.
Mobile, Alabama's estimated population is 189,572 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Mobile, Alabama is the 4th largest city in Alabama based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 1359.95 people/mi² (525.08 people/km²).
The overall median age is 36.7 years, 35.1 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 91,601 households in the city, with an average size of 2.42 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3%, with a median rent of $812/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $120,800.
The median income for households in Mobile, Alabama is $40,020, while the mean household income is $58,921.