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.

Unlike some cities, Mobile isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mobile are a mix 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 office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (12.43%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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 overall education level of Mobile is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.20% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mobile in 2010 was $23,320, 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 $93,280 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 Vietnamese.