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Mobile City is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States on the outskirts of Rockwall. The population was 188 at the 2010 census. It currently has the highest population density for any city in Texas, and is the only Texas city that is on the highest population densities of American cities list. It currently ranks 74th on the list, and has the lowest population for any city on that list. It is tied with Poplar Hills, Kentucky as the smallest city by total area on the list.

Mobile City, Texas
Ivey Lane in Mobile City
Ivey Lane in Mobile City
Location of Mobile City in Rockwall County, Texas
Location of Mobile City in Rockwall County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°55′21″N 96°24′40″W / 32.92250°N 96.41111°W / 32.92250; -96.41111Coordinates: 32°55′21″N 96°24′40″W / 32.92250°N 96.41111°W / 32.92250; -96.41111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyRockwall
Area
 • Total0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
 • Land0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total188
 • Density4,700/sq mi (1,900/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-48858[1]
GNIS feature ID1388619[2]

Mobile City consists of a mobile home park, liquor store, and convenience store.

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GeographyEdit

Mobile City is located at 32°55′21″N 96°24′40″W / 32.92250°N 96.41111°W / 32.92250; -96.41111 (32.922558, -96.411114).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2000196
2010188−4.1%
Est. 2018207[4]10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 188 people, 55 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 11,911.3 people per square mile (3,783.8/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 3,646.3 per square mile (1,158.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.7% White, 1.6% African American, 0.51% Native American, 48.5% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.7% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 61.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.49.

In the city, the population was spread out with 39.3% under the age of 18, 16.3% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 5.6% from 45 to 64, and 0.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,654, and the median income for a family was $28,365. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $16,696 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,521. None of the families and 1.2% of the population were living below the poverty line.

HistoryEdit

 
Sigel's Liquor in Mobile City

Originally a mobile home park outside of city limits, it was incorporated on January 25, 1990 so that a beer/wine/liquor store could open. It is still that way today. After opening the stores the roads through the park were paved for the first time and full-time security was provided to the residents at no charge to them. Until Fall of 2007 it was the only city within Rockwall County that allowed alcohol sales (excluding restaurants).

EducationEdit

Mobile City is served by the Rockwall Independent School District.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.