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 192,904 people and 78 constituent neighborhoods, Mobile is the third largest community in Alabama.
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 (14.43%), sales jobs (12.39%), and management occupations (8.36%).
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.
Many people in Mobile take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Mobile citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Mobile is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.42% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mobile in 2010 was $23,337, 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 $93,348 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 German, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mobile is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.