Mobile Demographics

As of 2008, the City of Mobile had a population of 191,022.

That figure represents a loss of more than 7,400 since 2000. Mayor Sam Jones said the loss was due to movement into Mobile and Baldwin counties. From 2000 to 2006, Mobile County’s population increased by 1.1 percent and Baldwin’s increased by 20.5 percent.

As of the 2005 the Mobile metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of approximately 401,427, and the Mobile-Baldwin combined statistical area (CSA) a population of 564,013. It is the 70th largest MSA in the nation.

The racial makeup of the city is 50% White, 46% Black, 1.5% Asian, and 1.4% Hispanic. ◦The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,445, and the median income for a family is $39,752. The per capita income is $18,072. 21% of the population is below the poverty line

Mobile’s cost of living is one of the 10 lowest out of the 80 largest metro areas in the U.S., according to ACCRA’s Cost of Living Index.