Mobile County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Mobile County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named after a tribe of Indians, the Maubila tribe. As of 2003, 399,747 people lived there. Its county seat is Mobile. The entire county is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

Mobile County
Mobile Government Plaza in Mobile
Map of Alabama highlighting Mobile County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°47′11″N 88°12′50″W / 30.786388888889°N 88.213888888889°W / 30.786388888889; -88.213888888889
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 18, 1812
Largest cityMobile
 • Total1,644 sq mi (4,260 km2)
 • Land1,229 sq mi (3,180 km2)
 • Water415 sq mi (1,070 km2)  25.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density338/sq mi (131/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
  • County Number 02 on Alabama Licence Plates
  • One of three counties shuffled to the top 3 numbers because of population size



The county-wide government is a 3 member district county commission which represents both the unincorporated residents and the residents of other municipalities.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 sq mi (4,257.9 km2), of which, 1,233 sq mi (3,193.5 km2) of it is land and 411 sq mi (1,064.5 km2) of it (25.00%) is water.

Neighbouring CountiesEdit


The census of 2000 said that there were 399,843 people, 150,179 households, and 106,777 families living in the county. The population density was 324 people per square mile (125/km²).

The racial makeup of the county was 63.07% White, 33.38% Black or African American.


City (population)


Census-designated place

Unincorporated communitiesEdit


All of the public schools in Mobile County are operated by the Mobile County Public School System.

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Coordinates: 30°47′11″N, 88°12′50″W