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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Mobile County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 56,184

Renter-occupied housing units : 12,096

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,256

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,518

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 14,096

Renter-occupied housing units : 15,283

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 27,298

Renter-occupied housing units : 22,122


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Mobile County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 9,254

Householder 35 to 44 years : 12,071

Householder 45 to 54 years : 16,742

Householder 55 to 59 years : 7,869

Householder 60 to 64 years : 6,630

Householder 65 to 74 years : 7,194

Householder 75 years and over : 3,124

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,326

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,438

Householder 45 to 54 years : 6,240

Householder 55 to 59 years : 4,837

Householder 60 to 64 years : 4,953

Householder 65 to 74 years : 9,420

Householder 75 years and over : 9,736


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Mobile County, Alabama)

Less than $100 : 126

$100 to $149 : 108

$150 to $199 : 98

$200 to $249 : 198

$250 to $299 : 113

$300 to $349 : 196

$350 to $399 : 380

$400 to $449 : 472

$450 to $499 : 673

$500 to $549 : 1,315

$550 to $599 : 595

$600 to $649 : 597

$650 to $699 : 486

$700 to $749 : 780

$750 to $799 : 425

$800 to $899 : 391

$900 to $999 : 236

$1,000 to $1,249 : 397

$1,250 to $1,499 : 132

$1,500 to $1,999 : 44

$2,000 or more : 149


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Mobile County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,713

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 3,920

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 3,865

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 5,154

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 4,792

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 4,424

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 3,353

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 4,277

50.0 percent or more : 14,372

Not computed : 6,149


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Mobile County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $162,600

Built 2000 to 2009 : $170,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $153,600

Built 1980 to 1989 : $123,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $115,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $95,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $88,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $78,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $135,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Mobile County, Alabama: 68.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Mobile County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 1,829 1,829 $157,308,048
  Two Family 3 6 $273,780
  Three and Four Family 15 57 $1,830,115
  Five or More Family 12 219 $7,303,385
  Total

1,859 2,111 $166,715,328
2000        
  Single Family 1,746 1,746 $144,723,228
  Two Family 1 2 $63,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 18 410 $19,676,563
  Total

1,765 2,158 $164,462,791
2001        
  Single Family 1,822 1,822 $161,037,136
  Two Family 9 18 $494,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 32 476 $21,659,719
  Total

1,863 2,316 $183,190,855
2002        
  Single Family 1,635 1,635 $154,244,840
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 4 14 $581,130
  Five or More Family 6 74 $2,695,796
  Total

1,645 1,723 $157,521,766
2003        
  Single Family 1,643 1,643 $159,466,782
  Two Family 1 2 $88,118
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $408,000
  Five or More Family 1 8 $287,386
  Total

1,646 1,657 $160,250,286
2004        
  Single Family 1,685 1,685 $175,286,928
  Two Family 1 2 $299,280
  Three and Four Family 8 32 $1,693,200
  Five or More Family 25 587 $32,408,534
  Total

1,719 2,306 $209,687,942
2005        
  Single Family 1,796 1,796 $200,429,854
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 21 322 $42,537,976
  Total

1,817 2,118 $242,967,830
2006        
  Single Family 2,181 2,181 $231,462,132
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 13 52 $4,727,879
  Five or More Family 30 369 $22,015,840
  Total

2,224 2,602 $258,205,851


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Mobile County, AL): $33,710
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Mobile County): $76,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Mobile County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 53.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.9%
Electricity: 42.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.4%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Mobile County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 19.51%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.92%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 24.54%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.6%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 32.36%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 21.06%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Mobile County): $476
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Mobile County): $657


(updated 2010)



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