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 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 (14.51%), sales jobs (12.43%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The percentage of people in Mobile who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.20% of adults in Mobile 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.