MBCVB Database

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Attractions
Attendance

Bookings
& Visitors

Hotel Occupancy
& ADR

Business
Indicators

Offshore, Boats,
& Port

State Tax
Collections

Baldwin Co. Attractions/Business Indicators Factors that Influence Tourism Local Housing Market

About the Database  |  Data Availability

 About the Database

What is the MBCVB Database?

The MBCVB Database is a collection of economic, business, and tourism data for the Mobile (AL) metro area.  Data are collected on a monthly basis and published on this web site for public use.  Funding for this database is provided by the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau (MBCVB).

What data are available?

Please scroll down this page for a list of the data that appear in each section of the database.  For most data, we provided both monthly figures and annual totals/averages.

What are the sources for these data?

Data are gathered from various sources, which include monthly publications; city, county, and state offices; and official web sites.  If you have any questions about the source of specific data, please contact us at CBER@usouthal.edu.

Data Availability

The following is a list of the information available in each section of this database.  To view the data tables for a particular section, choose a section at the top of this page or click on the section title in the list below. 

Attractions Attendance
(1982 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
Bellingrath Gardens 1982-present 1982-present
Bragg-Mitchell Mansion 1990-present 1998-present
Dauphin Island Fishing Pier 1991-present 1991-present
Dauphin Island Sea Lab & Estuarium 1999-present 1998-present
Exploreum & IMAX 1998-present 1998-present
Fort Conde 1982-present 1982-present
Fort Gaines 1991-present 1991-present
Mobile Greyhound Park 1982-present 1982-present
Mobile Museum of Art 1990-present 1997-present
Museum of Mobile 2002-present 2001-present
Oakleigh Museum House 1990-present 1995-present
Phoenix Fire Museum 2002-present 2001-present
USS Alabama 1982-present 1982-present

Bookings & Visitors
(1982 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
MBCVB number of groups booked 1995-present 1997-present
MBCVB number of room nights 1995-present 1997-present
motor coach - visitors to attractions 2001-present 2001-present
motor coach - room nights 2001-present 2001-present
special events attendance estimates 1997-present 1997-present
convention attendance estimates 1997-present 1997-present
enplaned passengers at Mobile Regional Airport 1982-present 1984-present
deplaned passengers at Mobile Regional Airport 1990-present 1990-present
I-10 Grand Bay welcome center Visitors 1990-present 1995-present
Fairways Golf:  number of golfers and rounds of golf 1997-present 1997-present

Hotel Occupancy and ADR
(1995 - 2003)

  Annual Monthly
simple average occupancy rates by area 1995-2002 1995-2003
simple average daily room rate by area 1995-2002 1995-2003
room adjusted occupancy rates by area 1995-2002 1995-2003
room adjusted average daily room rate by area 1995-2002 1995-2003
revenue per room by Area 1997-2002 1997-2003
12-month moving averages occupancy rates by area n.a. 1998-2003

Note:  Areas include Downtown Mobile, Beltline, Tillman's Corner, Mobile Average, Alabama Average, and United States Average.  Hotel data collection was suspended as of July 2003. 


Business Indicators
(1980 - Present)

Data

Annual Monthly
city sales tax revenue 1980-present 1980-present
county sales tax revenue 1990-present 1995-present
city room tax revenue 1982-present 1982-present
county room tax revenue 2002 2002-present
hotel marketing fund 2002 2002-present
% Mobile County Public School System sales tax 2002 2001-present
total value of city building permits 1992-present 1992-present
value of city residential permits
[new  residences]
1992-present 1995-present
number of new residential permits 1992-present 1997-present
Mobile County employment 1980-present 1980-present
Mobile County unemployment rate (UNR) 1990-present 1990-present
number of homes sold via MLS 1980-present 1980-present
U.S. CPI [82-84=100] 1980-present 1980-present

Offshore, Boats, & Port 
(1990 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
Alabama seafood landings [in pounds and value] 1990-2002 1990-2002
number of boats registered in Mobile County 1990-present 1990-present
number of boats registered in Baldwin County 1990-present 1990-present
septic tank permits issued in Mobile County  1994-present 1994-present
septic tank permits issued in Baldwin County 1990-present 1990-present
natural gas production from Alabama state waters (mcf) 1990-present 1990-present
total Alabama State Docks facility inbound tonnage 1990-present 1990-present
total Alabama State Docks facility outbound tonnage 1990-present 1990-present

State Tax Collections
(FY 1989-90 & CY 1999 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
sales tax 1999-present 1999-present
use tax 1999-present 1999-present
individual income tax 1999-present 1999-present
corporate income tax 1999-present 1999-present
total state tax collections 1999-present 1999-present
Mobile County state lodging tax 1999-2000 1999-2000

Baldwin County Attractions/Business Indicators
(1990 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
Fort Morgan visitors    1990-present  1990-present
I-10 Baldwin County welcome center Visitors    1990-present  1995-present
Gulf Shores-Orange Beach welcome center visitors 2002-present 2001-present
Eastern Shore visitor's center visitors 1999-present 1999-present
Baldwin County employment     1990-present    1990-present
Baldwin County unemployment rate (UNR)     1990-present    1990-present
Gulf Shores highway 59 traffic  1999-present 1999-present
Orange Beach highway 182 traffic  1999-present  1999-present
Gulf Shores building permit totals  1990-present 2004-present
Orange Beach building permit totals  1991-present 2004-present
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Ft. Morgan sales tax 2002-present 2001-present
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Ft. Morgan lodging tax 2003-present 2002-present

Factors that Influence Tourism
(1996 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
Average Price Index per gallon of gasoline 1996-present 1996-present
Consumer Price Index  for gasoline 1996-present 1996-present
Producer Price Index for gasoline 1996-present 1996-present
number of tropical storms on Gulf Coast 1999-present 1999-present
number of hurricanes on Gulf Coast 1996-present 1996-present

Local Housing Market
(2000 - Present)

Data Annual Monthly
number of homes sold - Mobile County 2000-present 2000-present
average days on market - Mobile County 2000-present 2000-present
average sale price - Mobile County 2000-present 2000-present
median sale price - Mobile County 2000-present 2000-present
number of homes sold - Baldwin County 2000-present 2000-present
average days on market - Baldwin County 2000-present 2000-present
average sale price - Baldwin County 2000-present 2000-present
median sale price - Baldwin county 2000-present 2000-present

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