Mobile, AL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 86,152 housing units in Mobile. This represents a 4% growth from 82,817 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 86,130 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 22 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Mobile is about 59.4%. Mobile's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.9%. Average household size is 2.46 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Mobile were built after 1967.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.10%
One Bedroom13.90%
Two Bedrooms27.30%
Three Bedrooms41.70%
Four Bedrooms12.90%
Five Bedrooms or more2.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.59
Median year structure was built1965
Median Value of occupied units$81,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$76,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.27
Median year structure was built1969
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$383

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage6.20%
Home Equity Loan7.30%
Simple Mortgage50.10%
Debt Free36.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%