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Mobile County, AL&

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0.13% decline
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Median Household Income
7.13% growth
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Number of Employees
0.22% growth
Median Property Value
5.23% growth

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The economy of Mobile County, AL employs 175,077 people. The economy of Mobile County, AL is specialized in Wholesale trade; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.32; 1.32; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mobile County, AL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (26,194), Retail trade (22,677), and Manufacturing (20,252), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($83,456), Utilities ($49,727), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,308).

Median household income in Mobile County, AL is $45,744. Males in Mobile County, AL have an average income that is 1.66 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,301. The income inequality of Mobile County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mobile County, AL. In Mobile County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,859. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Mobile County, AL is home to a population of 414,836 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mobile County, AL is composed of 237,276 White residents (57.2%), 147,215 Black residents (35.5%), 11,581 Hispanic residents (2.79%), 8,269 Asian residents (1.99%), and 6,330 Two+ residents (1.53%). The most common foreign languages in Mobile County, AL are Spanish (8,467 speakers), Vietnamese (2,595 speakers), and Arabic (1,205 speakers), but compared to other places, Mobile County, AL has a relative high number of Laotian (847 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (555 speakers), and Vietnamese (2,595 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mobile County, AL awarded 5,470 degrees. The student population of Mobile County, AL is skewed towards females, with 1,853 male students and 3,617 female students. Most students in Mobile County, AL are White (3,344 and 61.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,493 and 27.3%), Asian (126 and 2.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (125 and 2.29%). The largest universities in Mobile County, AL by number of graduates are University of South Alabama (3,262 and 59.6%), Bishop State Community College (538 and 9.8%), and University of Mobile (399 and 7.29%). The most popular majors in Mobile County, AL are Registered Nursing (370 and 6.76%), General Business Administration & Management (168 and 3.07%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (103 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in Mobile County, AL are $20,200 for private four year colleges, and $7,248 and $14,496 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mobile County, AL is $126,800, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $120,500 to $126,800, a 5.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Mobile County, AL is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Mobile County, AL have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mobile County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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