Mobile Government

Urban Development: Planning


Government Plaza Building
205 Government Street
3rd Floor, South Tower
Mobile, AL 36644

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the area of Mobile in square miles?
    Mobile City: 156.9 Square miles (Land and Water)
    (Source: City of Mobile, GIS Department)


  • What is the population of Mobile?
    2000: 198,915
    1990: 196,278
    1980: 200,452
    (Source: U. S. Census Bureau)


  • What is the annual average growth rate of Mobile?
    1980 to 1990: -2.10%
    1990 to 2000: 1.30%
    (Source: Urban Development Department, Long Range Planning Section)


  • What is the U. S. Population Rank (2000) for Mobile?
    89 - Montgomery, AL
    90 - Shreveport, LA
    91 - Augusta-Richmond County, GA
    92 - Lubbock, TX
    93 - Chesapeake, VA
    94 - Mobile, AL
    95 - Des Moines, IA
    96 - Grand Rapids, MI
    97 - Richmond, VA
    98 - Yonkers, NY
    99 - Spokane, WA
    (Source: U. S. Census Ranking of Incorporated Places of 100,000 or more, Ranked by Population)


  • What is the population by race and ethnicity of Mobile?
    50.4% - White
    46.3% - Black or African American
    1.5% - Asian
    1.4% - Of Hispanic Origin
    0.5% - Other Race
    0.2% - American Indian and Alaska Native
    0.0% - Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    (Source: U. S. Census Bureau, 2000 Restricting Data)


  • What is the median household income for Mobile?
    $31,445
    (Source: 2000 Census of Population and Housing)


  • What information is available regarding housing in Mobile?
    Total Housing Units: 86,152
    Median Value of Single Family House: $81,400
    (Source: 2000 Census of Population and Housing)


  • What is the median family income for Mobile?
    $39,752
    (Source: 2000 Census of Population and Housing)