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Mobile Area Visual Tour
Mobile Area Visual Tour
This VisualTour is provided by: http://www.kwmobile.net
 About the Mobile Bay Area Community:
  • City of Mobile      Population / Median Age:  195,822 / 36
  • Mobile County    Population / Median Age:   412,936 / 37
  • Baldwin County Population / Median Age:   190,790 / 38
  • Since 2006, 17,400 jobs have been created
  • Average annual salary - $49,998
  • Consistently one of the lowest cost of living of the 80 mid-size U.S. metro areas
New Companies in the Area:
Aircraft Final Assembly
1000+ new jobs/$600 million investment
Aircraft assembly will begin in 2015
Located at Brookley Field Complex
Steel
30,000 indirect jobs / $5.2 billion investment
Located in Calvert
Shipbuilding
1,000 jobs / $200 million+ investment
$5.1 Billion in military contracts
Appx 3,500 employees
Located on Tensaw River in Downtown Mobile

Fun Facts About the Area:
  • Mobile is one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
          Celebrated its Tricentennial in 2002

  • Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras                        
Click here for this year's Mobile parade schedule

  • Mobile is the home of Jimmy Buffett, Hank Aaron and Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump)
  • Mobile was named the All-America City by the National Civic League
          This is one of the most coveted titles among U.S. cities
  • Mobile is home to several annual events including:
                   
  • Mobile is known as the Azalea City after the pink blossoms were brought here from France in 1754
  • There are more than 25 golf courses in the area
  • The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center is the nation's largest public facility with 50 hard courts
  • At least 32 international companies have current operations in Mobile County
  • The Mobile Bay area welcomes nearly 7.3 million visitors a year
  • Mobile has 3 major universities
             University of South Alabama - public
             
Spring Hill College - private Jesuit
             
University of Mobile - private Southern Baptist institution