Mobile, AL
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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 194,288 people and 78 constituent neighborhoods, Mobile is the third largest community in Alabama.

Mobile real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Mobile house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Mobile is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (12.64%), and management occupations (8.56%).

Mobile is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The overall education level of Mobile is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.74% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mobile in 2010 was $23,509, 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 $94,036 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, French , and Italian.

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