2010: 195,111, #117 in U.S, #3 in Alabama

1950: 129,009, #78 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 412,992, #124 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 231,105,  #83 in U.S.


Mobile is located along the Mobile River where it empties into Mobile Bay. Established in 1702 as the first capital of the French colony of Louisiana, Mobile has long been an important port city on the Gulf of Mexico.


Tallest Building: RSA Battle House Tower, 745 feet (2007)

List of tallest buildings


Mobile has no downtown department store.


Mobile was on Amtrak’s Sunset Limited line between New Orleans and Orlando until the tracks were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. There is currently no Amtrak service to Mobile. The Amtrak station was damaged by flooding in the hurricane, and was torn down in 2007.




Downtown Mobile from Mobile River


The Museum of Mobile and the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center are located downtown.


The Crescent Theater shows independent films in downtown Mobile. The Saenger Theater, a 1927 movie palace, has been restored as a performing arts center.

The Mobile Symphony plays at the Saenger Theater. Mobile Opera performs at the Saenger Theater and at the Mobile Civic Center Theater (1964).


The Mobile BayBears, Double-A Southern League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, play at Hank Aaron Stadium (1997), located several miles southwest of downtown.

Map of Downtown Mobile

Downtown Mobile Alliance