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Mobile is a city in Mobile County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Indian tribe, known to the Spanish as Mauvila.
The latitude of Mobile is 30.694N. The longitude is -88.043W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 193,464.
Ruled by the French, the English and the Spanish before it became a U.S. possession in 1813.
Important Confederate port during the Civil War. It was here, in 1864, that here in 1864 Admiral David Farragut commanded, ''Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.''
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mobile demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mobile County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Mobile area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36606 ZIP code.
7% of Mobile residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mobile ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mobile was $18,072, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Mobile residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mobile include Ashland Place Historic District, Church Street East Historic District, De Tonti Square Historic District, Leinkauf Historic District, Lower Dauphin Street Historic District, Oakleigh Garden Historic District, Old Dauphin Way Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mobile, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Mobile include Cottage Hill Branch Library, Dauphin Island Parkway Branch, Mobile Public Library, Monte L. Moorer/Springhill Branch, Tillmans Corner Branch, Toulminville Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mobile include Mobile Register
TV stations in Mobile include WALA, WEIQ, WKRG, WMPV, WPMI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHIL-FM.
Mobile County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mobile political report.
Mobile restaurants taking online reservations include The Pillars ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Mobile workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 62 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mobile between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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