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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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
    455
    283
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    175
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,052
    500
  • Theft
    3,305
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    352
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,759
National
$55,322
Children
18%
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
    13%
    13%

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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!
Beautiful Mobile has something to offer people of every culture and lifestyle. In the 2 years I've lived here I've been able to connect with fellow veterans at the USS Alabama, my son has had endless fun at the various family friendly parks around the city, and my husband is able to fish for days on the bay or lakes. When family comes to visit, there's no shortage of sites to see or stores to visit. Nothing beats a perfectly warm Saturday morning strolling the historical streets of downtown lined with quaint small businesses. For those looking for 21+ up, beautiful and lively Dauphin St is waiting. Complete with twinkle lights that line the street like a canopy, Dauphin and the surrounding streets offer clubs, country bars, and chill dive bars. You'll never be at a loss for fun here! When I arrived here in the middle of June from Alaska, I couldn't wait to leave and get back to a colder climate. While I still long for snow, I can honestly say I will miss all that Mobile has to offer.