Community Focus

Mobile County

Mental Health

Mobile County is the fourth largest county in Alabama by land area and second largest by total area. It includes several islands, including Dauphin Island, Gaillard Island and Mon Louis Island. Mobile County is located on the Alabama Gulf Coast and boarded by Mississippi to the west and Florida to the east. Mobile County is the second most populated county in Alabama and has a total population of 414,079.

The median household income is $42,278. The educational attainment the percent of high school graduates or higher is 85%. The unemployment rate is 7.5% which is higher than the state, 6.5%.

The industry for the two counties reflect the importance of Infirmary Health in the local economy. Aviation, aerospace, manufacturing, maritime, oil and gas, education and healthcare comprising of the largest components. Infirmary Health is the largest private employer in Mobile and the largest nongovernmental healthcare system in Alabama

The largest Mobile County racial/ethnic groups are Caucasian 58.4% followed by African American 34.9% and Hispanic 2.6%. The county poverty rate is 19.8%, ranking Mobile County 30th in the state. Sixty-four percent of children enrolled in public schools are eligible for free lunch, the seventeenth highest in the state. The children in poverty rate for Mobile County is trending worse which is currently at 31% which is higher than the state average of 27%.

Baldwin County

Cancer Detection & Education

Baldwin County is the largest county by land mass in Alabama and the seventh largest by population and the eighth fastest growing MSA in the nation with a 43% population growth since 2000. The county seat is located in Bay Minette, Alabama. Baldwin County, Alabama, is located along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, bordered on the west by Mobile County, on the northwest by Washington County and Clarke County, on the north by Monroe County, on the northeast by Escambia County, Alabama, and on the east by Escambia County, Florida. Baldwin County has a total population of 195,540.

The median household income is $47,539. The educational attainment the percent of high school graduates or higher is 89%. The unemployment rate is 5.8% which is lower than the state. The largest Baldwin County racial/ethnic groups are white 83.2% followed by black 9. 3% and Hispanic 4.5%. The county poverty rate is 13.9% one of the lowest in the state. Thirty-four percent of children enrolled in public schools are eligible for free lunch the third lowest in the state.

Escambia County

Tobacco Use

Escambia County is located in south central Alabama, and lies on the northern boundary of Florida. It encompasses 951 square miles; the three most populous communities are Brewton, in the eastern part of the county, Flomaton, closer to the middle of the county, and Atmore, in the west. Atmore is the largest incorporated township in Escambia County, with more than 25% of the county’s population. While the county is a largely rural area, 63.5% with just over 40 persons per square mile compared to the state average of nearly 95, it has a diversified economic base.