Mobile County, Alabama

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Mobile County, Alabama
Government Plaza Mobile.JPG
Map of Alabama highlighting Mobile County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1812
Seat Mobile
Largest city Mobile
 • Total 1,644 sq mi (4,258 km2)
 • Land 1,229 sq mi (3,183 km2)
 • Water 415 sq mi (1,075 km2), 25.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 413,955
 • Density 338/sq mi (131/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5


  • 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]

  • Mobile County was first settled in 1702.
  • The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic.
  • The county was declared a disaster area in September 2005 due to damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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)


Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

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

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