Mobile is located in southwest Alabama. Mobile is part of Mobile County. Mobile has 139.11 square miles of land area and 40.67 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Mobile population is 194,942, which has shrunk 2.00% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.33% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Mobile median household income is $39,241 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.79% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 27.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Mobile median house value is $123,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 51.84% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 45.48% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Mobile is better than the state average in quality. The Mobile area code is 251.