Mobile, AL
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Living in Mobile


Mobile is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 189,572 people and 78 constituent neighborhoods, Mobile is the third largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mobile is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mobile is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mobile who work in sales jobs (11.71%), office and administrative support (11.64%), and management occupations (8.85%).

One thing noticeable about Mobile, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Mobile is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Mobile a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the nice things about Mobile is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The percentage of people in Mobile who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.49% of adults in Mobile have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mobile in 2010 was $26,023, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,092 for a family of four. However, Mobile contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mobile is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mobile home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mobile residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Mobile include Irish, German, English, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mobile is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.