Mobile County, Alabama
|Mobile County, Alabama|
Mobile Government Plaza in Mobile
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1812|
|• 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%|
|• Density||338/sq mi (131/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
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]
Neighbouring Counties[change | change source]
- Washington County (north)
- Baldwin County (east)
- Jackson County, Mississippi (southwest)
- George County, Mississippi (west)
- Greene County, Mississippi (northwest)
Demographics[change | change source]
Municipalities[change | change source]
- Mobile (197,833), the county seat
- Prichard (27,963)
- Saraland (12,288)
- Chickasaw (6,364)
- Satsuma (5,687)
- Citronelle (3,659)
- Bayou La Batre (2,313)
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]
- Information on Mobile metropolitan area
- Mobile County map of roads/towns (map © 2007 Univ. of Alabama).