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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Mobile is a city in Alabama with a population of 192,085. Mobile is in Mobile County. Living in Mobile offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mobile there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mobile and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Mobile are above average.
About Mobile...
Population
192,085

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$812
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Mobile Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    486
    283
  • Murder
    20
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    177
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,217
    500
  • Theft
    3,730
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    507
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Mobile

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,020
National
$55,322
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MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE IN MOBILE WAS BETTER IN THE PAST. IN THIS CURRENT DAY, I FEEL LIKE THERE IS NO CONTROL IN THE CITY. MOBILE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SYSTEM DOESN'T SEEM AS STRONG & FOCUSED ON OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. SO,AS OF MY LATER YEARS, I FEEL MOBILE HAS OVERALL DECLINED AS FAR AS SAFETY, HOUSING, & EDUCATION. DON'T GET ME WRONG, THERE ARE A FEW POSITIVE PROJECTS GOING ON IN MOBILE. I STILL THINK THE ECONOMY NEEDS SOME WORKING ON. BASICALLY, I WAS BORN & RAISED IN MOBILE, AL. SO THIS CITY WILL ALWAYS BE SPECIAL TO ME REGARDLESS OF WHAT! MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE IN MOBILE HAS BEEN JUST PLAIN, OLD AVERAGE.
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The city of Mobile, Alabama is one of the most historical and exciting cities in America. From the Battleship, to the multiple Forts, Mardi Gras, and Antebellum Museums, Mobile offers a well rounded view and history of the sweet south. This history rich city will never fail you. Our summers are filled with fairs, celebrations, seafood tastings, athletic runs, and community events!
PASSAGE USA is a two-year non-degree, certificate program. This program is designed for students who need extra supports to be successful in our community. Through person-centered planning, we help students define their goals for their future. These goals are turned into an individualized Adult Education Plan in which we target the skills they need to achieve their goals. All PASSAGE USA students are paired with peer mentors who will serve as natural supports in social, academic and employment situations. As a mentor you work with students from 1 to 15 hours per week depending on the mentors' and students' schedules. They commit to serve as friends, study buddies, advocates and role models for PASSAGE USA students.