Mobile demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,3909291
Median age36.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%40%43%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Mobile, AL has a population of 193,717 and is the 125th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,390 per sq mi which is 1411% higher than the Alabama average and 1434% higher than the national average. The median age in Mobile is 37 which is approximately 5% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Mobile, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 74% of Mobile residents were born in Alabama, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Mobile is 1411% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Mobile is 5% lower than Alabama.
  • In Mobile 45.46% of the population is White.
  • In Mobile 50.60% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Mobile 1.63% of the population is Asian.

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Mobile population breakdown by race

Black or African American50.60%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.18%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.55%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.58%1.28%4.75%
In Mobile, 2.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Mobile, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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