Mobile, AL

MOBILE, ALABAMA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.12.21)

 

AGE IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years14,6157.6%
25 to 29 years15,3758.0%
30 to 34 years13,9577.3%
35 to 39 years11,9826.3%
40 to 44 years10,7445.6%
45 to 49 years10,7375.6%
50 to 54 years12,7026.6%
55 to 59 years12,2286.4%
60 to 64 years11,8956.2%
65 to 69 years10,5135.5%
70 to 74 years7,1613.7%
75 to 79 years5,5002.9%
80 to 84 years3,5271.8%
85+ years3,9532.1%

The median age in Mobile is 37.1 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White85,81344.8%
Black or African American96,97450.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native3810.2%
Asian3,3631.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.0%
Other1,5840.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade3,4892.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma11,5258.8%
High school graduate (includes GED)38,49329.5%
Some college, no degree29,08722.3%
Associate’s degree10,5608.1%
Bachelor’s degree23,36717.9%
Graduate or professional degree13,75310.6%
High school graduate or higher115,26088.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher37,12028.5%
Less than Bachelor’s degree93,15471.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,00011.4%
$10,000 to $14,9997.1%
$15,000 to $24,99914.7%
$25,000 to $34,99910.9%
$35,000 to $49,99913.8%
$50,000 to $74,99915.9%
$75,000 to $99,9999.7%
$100,000 to $149,9999.6%
$150,000 to $199,9993.2%
$200,000 or more3.5%

Median household income: $40,588

Mean household income: $60,481

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$17,768
High school graduate (includes GED)$25,291
Some college or Associate’s degree$29,229
Bachelor’s degree$45,373
Graduate or professional degree$54,503

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 158,051 NA
Never married65,00141.1%
Now married (except separated)58,05736.7%
Separated4,9093.1%
Widowed10,5396.7%
Divorced19,54512.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line38,24320.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Owner-occupied housing units41,870
Renter-occupied housing units35,798
Single-family detached units62,708
Homeownership rate53.9%
Vacancy rate16.0%
Renters rate46.1%
Average housing value$167,030
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$826
Average rent$646

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Average income$60,481
Average household size2.37
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force56.7%
Percent disabled13.8%
Percent with health coverage88.4%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)22.4
Percent workers using public transportation0.8%
Percent veterans8.2%
Percent foreign born3.4%
Percent speaking Spanish at home0.6%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

Total consumer expenditures per household$55,286.80
Alcoholic beverages$413.38
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$245.01
Beer consumed away from home$73.86
Wine consumed away from home$35.62
Apparel & services$1,578.09
Men’s apparel$300.33
Women’s apparel$532.39
Children’s apparel$237.80
Boys’ apparel$81.88
Girls’ apparel$90.87
Footwear$357.51
Dining out (food away from home)$2,717.10
Dining out – Breakfast$277.34
Dining out – Lunch$849.17
Dining out – Dinner$1,259.73
Education$1,107.18
Entertainment / recreation$2,410.62
Club membership fees$163.11
Dating services$0.62
Pet food$204.26
Pet services$46.82
Food consumed at home$3,898.24
Bakery products consumed at home$512.57
Dairy products consumed at home$399.63
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$749.72
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$863.69
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$390.31
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,372.64
Health care$4,548.02
Medical services$817.39
Nonprescription drugs$112.68
Household Services$1,512.50
Care for the elderly and handicapped$63.73
Lawn and garden services$336.58
Housekeeping services$124.15
PC repair$5.01
Housing$17,259.40
Home improvements$1,883.88
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,765.41
Phone services$1,346.16
Water$545.61
Life and other insurance$345.51
Pensions and social security$5,766.91
Personal care products and services$663.86
Hair care products$80.14
Personal care products$284.13
Local transportation$6,489.83
Gasoline$1,690.78
Vehicle maintenance and repair$882.91
Travel$1,574.30
Airline fares$371.82
Auto / truck rental on trips$18.31
Lodging on trips$436.56
Food and drink on trips$381.90
Entertainment on trips$134.96

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN MOBILE COUNTY (home to MOBILE, ALABAMA)

% with any debt in collections44%
Average debt in collections$1,818
% with medical debt in collections18%
Average medical debt in collections$663
% with student loan debt18%
Average student loan debt$17,926
Average monthly student loan payment$161
% with auto debt28%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN MOBILE, ALABAMA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20194,5685.3%
February 20194,5805.3%
March 20193,9324.5%
April 20193,1673.7%
May 20192,9473.4%
June 20193,7654.4%
July 20193,6374.2%
August 20193,4424.0%
September 20192,9933.5%
October 20192,9923.4%
November 20192,8613.3%
December 20192,9963.5%
January 20203,6104.2%
February 20203,5284.1%
March 20203,6014.2%
April 202014,03616.3%
May 202011,96013.6%
June 202011,21912.9%
July 202012,38514.0%
August 20208,5659.8%
September 20209,94211.3%
October 20208,1689.3%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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