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Relocating to Mobile
27th January 2007
Author: Lou Ross

Mobile is a quaint city in Alabama with a definite French feel similar to New Orleans. The Mardi Gras celebration makes relocating to Mobile worth it in itself.

Mobile, Alabama is a medium sized city with a population of 198,915. Mobile is located in Mobile County, and it is situated on the Gulf Coast (along the Gulf of Mexico). A population dense city in terms of the rest of the state of Alabama, Mobile is contained within just 117.9 square miles. This city is also the home town to some of baseball's greatest players. Hank Aaron hails from Mobile, and other baseball and football players join him.

When relocating to Mobile, Alabama there are many factors to consider. The median age of the residents in this city is 34.3 years, which is slightly younger than the United States average. In terms of income, the median yearly household income in Mobile is $31,445 which is around the average for the nation, although slightly less than the average for the rest of Alabama. The cost of purchasing a home in the city is also lower than average, at $81,400. Many of the residents of Mobile choose to rent their housing, with the average monthly rental costing $383.

Most of the residents of Mobile, Alabama designated their race as white/non-Hispanic (49.8%), but this amount is only slightly greater than those who stated they were Black (46.3%). 1.4% of the city's population designated their race as Hispanic. Of the adult residents in Mobile, 24.9% stated that they held a Bachelor's Degree or higher, and 46.3% of the adults stated that they were married as of the last census. 2.9% of the residents of the city are foreign-born, with most of these coming from Asia.

The climate in this region of Alabama can be another consideration when thinking of relocating to Mobile. Here, temperatures are quite variable, with average highs in the summer reaching to slightly over 90F, and average lows in the winter creeping down to just below 40F. Humidity is higher than the national average, with percentages ranging from 65% humidity to 85% humidity throughout the day. Precipitation in Mobile is also higher than the US average, in the form of rain. Amounts range from six to seven inches monthly during the summer.

The nearest large city to Mobile, Alabama is New Orleans, Louisiana which is 143 miles away. There are several learning institutions in and around Mobile, and these include the University of South Alabama as well as the University of Mobile. The city of Mobile is also home to two separate airports.

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