Mobile, Alabama Population 2022

185,427
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Mobile is a city located in Mobile County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Mobile County. With a 2020 population of 185,427, it is the 4th largest city in Alabama and the 145th largest city in the United States. Mobile is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 189,994 in 2020. Spanning over 180 miles, Mobile has a population density of 1,330 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mobile is $62,345 with a poverty rate of 20.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $873 per month, and the median house value is $134,100. The median age in Mobile is 37.7 years, 36 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Mobile 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. 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 Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mobilewas:

  • Black or African American: 51.10%
  • White: 43.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Asian: 1.75%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Mobile, Alabama is 185,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 189,994.

Mobile, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Mobile Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Mobile Population by Race

Mobile Population Pyramid 2022

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Mobile Median Age

37.3


Total

35.4


Male

38.8


Female

Mobile Adults

There are 149,494 adults, (31,488 of whom are seniors) in Mobile.

Mobile Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mobile Sex Ratio

Female

100,785

53.05%

Male

89,209

46.95%

Mobile Population by Age

Mobile Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mobile Household Types

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mobile Households and Families

3.22

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Mobile Households by Type

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Mobile Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mobile Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 48.69%.

Mobile Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,914

Average Earnings

$42,521

Average Male

$28,747

Average Female

Mobile Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mobile Language by Age

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Mobile Language

95.59% of Mobile residents speak only English, while 4.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Mobile Language

Mobile Poverty by Race

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20.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.34%

Male Poverty Rate

21.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mobile

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mobile is Black, with 27.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mobile is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.08%.

Mobile Poverty

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Mobile Poverty Rate by Education

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Mobile Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mobile Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mobile Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mobile Married by Age and Sex

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Mobile Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mobile Marital Status by Race

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Mobile Marital Status

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11,937

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mobile Veterans by War

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Mobile Veterans by Age

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Mobile Veterans by Race

Mobile Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mobile Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mobile Employment by Age

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Mobile Employment by Race

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Mobile Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.05%

Born in Mobile

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

1.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.59% of Mobile residents were born in the United States, with 74.05% having been born in Alabama. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mobile Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mobile Population by Year