Mobile is a city in as well as the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama; the city is currently the third-largest city in Alabama by population and is home to over 195,000 residents.
Mobile is Alabama’s only saltwater port; this means that, while there are many inland ports along rivers and the like, Mobile is the only site in Alabama that sits on the Gulf of Mexico – and, by extension, the rest of the oceans and the world at large. Mobile is a major port city for this reason and today, the city anchors the larger Mobile Metropolitan Area, which is home to over 413,000 residents.
For a long time, Mobile’s economy was centered around plantations and agriculture; however, after the end of the Civil War the city was engulfed in a depression that lasted until the Great Depression. It took nearly $3 million in federal grants, given to the city, to help repair its failing shipping ports and infrastructure.
The outbreak of World War II spurred Mobile into action again, and the city became a major shipping hub once more, moving goods to and from the Allies and places abroad. After the war, the city focused on beautification and modernization, and today Mobile is much more than a shipping and agricultural center.
Mobile, like the rest of Alabama, is cool in the winter (but not cold) and can become incredibly hot during the summer time. During the summer months, highs above 90 degrees are not all that uncommon, while overnight lows tend to drop into the low-to-mid 60’s. Average highs in December hover in the low-to-mid 40’s, with lows dropping into the low-to-mid 30’s. The city is often bypassed by major hurricanes, usually only being hit by the tail end of them; this results in strong winds and rain, but no major damage.
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- City of Mobile Official Website: http://www.cityofmobile.org/
- Mobile on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile,_Alabama
- The Official Guide to Mobile: http://www.mobile.org/
- Mobile on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Mobile-Alabama.html
Mobile Zip Codes Include:
36601, 36602, 36603, 36604, 36605, 36606, 36607, 36608, 36609, 36610, 36611, 36612, 36615, 36616, 36617, 36618, 36619, 36625, 36628, 36630, 36633, 36640, 36641, 36644, 36652, 36660, 36663, 36670, 36671, 36675, 36685, 36688, 36689, 36691, 36693, 36695