Mobile County, Alabama

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Mobile County, Alabama
Government Plaza Mobile.JPG
Location within Alabama
Location within Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 18, 1812
SeatMobile
Largest cityMobile
Area
 • Total1,644 sq mi (4,258 km2)
 • Land1,229 sq mi (3,183 km2)
 • Water415 sq mi (1,075 km2), 25.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)413,955
 • Density338/sq mi (131/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitemobilecountyal.gov
Footnotes:  
  • County Number 02 on Alabama Licence Plates
  • One of three counties shuffled to the top 3 numbers because of population size

Mobile County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named after a tribe of Indians, the Maubila tribe. As of 2003, 399,747 people lived there. 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 sq mi (4,257.9 km2), of which, 1,233 sq mi (3,193.5 km2) of it is land and 411 sq mi (1,064.5 km2) of it (25.00%) is water.

Neighbouring Counties[change | change source]

Demographics[change | change source]

The census of 2000 said that there were 399,843 people, 150,179 households, and 106,777 families living in the county. The population density was 324 people per square mile (125/km²).

The racial makeup of the county was 63.07% White, 33.38% Black or African American.

Municipalities[change | change source]

City (population)

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

All of the public schools in Mobile County are operated by the Mobile County Public School System.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 30°47′11″N, 88°12′50″W