Mobile, Alabama 

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-1.8% since 2020

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3.7 / 7.8

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Mid-sized port city - Southern tip of Alabama near the Gulf Coast. October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Mobile, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Alabama
County: Mobile County
Metro Area: Mobile Metro Area
City: Mobile
Zip Codes: 36695, 36608, 36605, 36609, 36693, 36606, 36618, 36617, 36603, 36604, 14 total
Cost of Living: -18.1% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 221 ft above sea level
Mobile, AL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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What Bert Has To Say About Mobile Metro Area

Mobile is a major port and shipbuilding and commercial center at the head of Mobile Bay on the Gulf Coast. The area has a rich history as an antebellum seaport, and parts of the city reflect this heritage (as well as its Spanish and French colonial history). For many, Mobile offers what New Orleans offers without many of its problems. There is some tourism, and manufacturing industries include paper, aerospace, and automotive. The area has grown considerably as a port facility, in part because of the growth of Asian-owned auto plants in Alabama and other parts of the South. Employment has been a mixed bag, with high-paying jobs in short supply.


The unemployment rate in Mobile is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mobile jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Mobile's cost of living is 18.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Mobile's Cost of Living

October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Mobile, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Mobile county remained strongly Republican, 55.3% to 43.4%. More Voting Stats

Mobile's population is 187,746 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Mobile is Real Estate: $149,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.8%.

Mobile public schools spend $10,066 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Mobile. More Education

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Housing Market in Mobile

It's a good time to buy in Mobile. Home Appreciation is up 15.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Mobile is $149,600.
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Reviews for Mobile   37 Reviews
Gross pass - 10/11/2021
Avoid at all costs weak job market bad schools discrimnation of disabled in workplace and schools , I have lived here most of my life and have been trying to get out... Read More

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High vehicular deaths, very low pay, no sense!!!! - 9/6/2021
someone freshly graduated from high school with no work experience can pick up a serving job and make more hourly than someone who works in an entry level healthcare... Read More

This is one weird City - 9/5/2021
I lived in that City for almost 12 years I have nothing good to say about it I have nothing bad to say about it People especially the cops some cricket wrong doing... Read More

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