Mobile County, Alabama

Coordinates: 30°47′11″N 88°12′50″W / 30.78639°N 88.21389°W / 30.78639; -88.21389
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Mobile County
Map of Alabama highlighting Mobile County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°47′11″N 88°12′50″W / 30.7864°N 88.2139°W / 30.7864; -88.2139
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 18, 1812[1]
Named forMobile Bay
Largest cityMobile
 • Total1,644 sq mi (4,260 km2)
 • Land1,229 sq mi (3,180 km2)
 • Water415 sq mi (1,070 km2)  25.2%
 • Total414,809
 • Density250/sq mi (97/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Mobile County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named after a tribe of Native Americans, the Maubila tribe. As of 2020, 414,809 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Mobile. The entire county is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

History[change | change source]

Government[change | change source]

The county-wide government is a 3 member district county commission which represents both the unincorporated residents and the residents of other municipalities.

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 square miles (4,260 km2), of which 1,229 square miles (3,180 km2) is land and 415 square miles (1,070 km2) (25.2%) is water.[3]

Neighbouring Counties[change | change source]

Demographics[change | change source]

The census of 2020 said that there were 414,809 people, 155,946 households, and 97,398 families families living in the county. The population density was 250 people per square mile (97/km²).

The racial makeup of the county was 55.3% White and 35.3% Black or African American.[2]

Communities[change | change source]

Municipalities[change | change source]

Cities (2020 population)[4]

Towns (2020 population)

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Census-designated places (2020 population)

Other communities

  • Eight Mile (partially in the city of Prichard, partially unincorporated)

Education[change | change source]

Most of the public schools in Mobile County are operated by the Mobile County Public School System. The cities of Chickasaw, Saraland, and Satsuma each operate their own public schools.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mobile County, Alabama history". Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). June 5, 2009. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Mobile County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  3. "U.S. Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  4. "U.S. Census Quickfacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

30°47′11″N 88°12′50″W / 30.78639°N 88.21389°W / 30.78639; -88.21389