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Welcome to Mobile ...

The coastal city of Mobile is located in Mobile County<1> and is the County Seat for Mobile County.

The pronunciation of Mobile: MOE-beel<2>

When the people of Mobile refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mobilian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mobile has a population of 188,720 people<4> (see below for details).

Mobile was established in 1702.

The community of Mobile is near sea level<5>.

Time Zone: Mobile lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mobile: (251)

The ZIP codes for Mobile: 36601-36612, 36614-36619, 36621-36623, 36625-36626, 36628, 36630-36631, 36633, 36640-36641, 36644, 36652, 36660, 36663, 36670-36671, 36675, 36685, 36688-36691, 36693, 36695<6>

Websites for Mobile ...

Official Website:   www.cityofmobile.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mobilechamber.com/

Junior League:   www.juniorleaguemobile.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mobile had an population of 188,720 people. This is a decrease of 3.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mobile had a population of 195,111 people (which is 47.24% of the total population of Mobile County). This makes Mobile the county's most populous community.

The population of Mobile represents 4.08% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 195,111 people, the population of Mobile decreased 1.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 198,915 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mobile.

Communities Also Named Mobile ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Mobile: This one is located in Mobile County and the other is located in Conecuh County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 4 communities that are also named Mobile - they are located in Arizona, Newfoundland and Labrador and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mobile.

Communities near Mobile ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mobile.

  • Daphne [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
    • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Mobile
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,869 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<9>
  • Fairhope [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhope
    • Fairhope [Baldwin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Mobile
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,677 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairhope<9>
  • Saraland [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
    • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Mobile
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,649 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saraland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saraland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saraland<9>
  • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
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    • Satsuma [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
      • Satsuma [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsuma have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Satsuma<9>
    • Semmes [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semmes
      • Semmes [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semmes<9>
    • Loxley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loxley
      • Loxley [Baldwin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loxley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loxley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loxley<9>
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Prichard [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
      • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,428 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prichard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<9>
    • Chickasaw [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Mobile
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chickasaw<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mobile. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mobile.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mobile. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mobile.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mobile. Our list includes 139 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mobile.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mobile ...

Looking for more information about Mobile? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mobile, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mobile.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mobile: www.cityofmobile.org/

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Mobile, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Mobile. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Mobile refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Mobile may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mobile.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mobile - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mobile). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mobile or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Mobile includes: 36601, 36602, 36603, 36604, 36605, 36606, 36607, 36608, 36609, 36610, 36611, 36614, 36615, 36616, 36617, 36618, 36621, 36622, 36625, 36628, 36630, 36633, 36640, 36644, 36652, 36660, 36663, 36670, 36675, 36685, 36688, 36689, 36690, 36693 & 36695.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mobile) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mobile. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mobile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mobile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6916, Longitude: -88.0461    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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