A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Mobile ...
The pronunciation of Mobile: MOE-beel<1>
When the people of Mobile refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mobilian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Mobile has a population of 190,265 people<3> (see below for details).
Mobile was established in 1702.
The community of Mobile is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Mobile lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Mobile lies within the (251) area code.
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<5>
Population Details ...
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 (which had a count of 198,915 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Mobile had an population of 190,265 people. This is a decrease of 2.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.35% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Mobile.
Communities near Mobile ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mobile and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mobile:
Websites 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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019