Muscle Shoals, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Muscle Shoals had a population of 13,886 as of July 1, 2018. Muscle Shoals ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Muscle Shoals is located at latitude 34.7427 and longitude -87.6338 in Colbert County. The formal boundaries for the City of Muscle Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Muscle Shoals (GNIS ID: 2404345) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Muscle Shoals is located within Tri-Cities Division of Colbert County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Muscle Shoals: Chustanaluyi, Dagunahi, Quad Cities, The Shoals, Tri-Cities.

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Muscle Shoals, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,886
Population in Households 13,699
Population in Familes 11,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density2 893
Diversity Index3 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,845
Average Household Income $69,080
Per Capita Income $28,612

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,983 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,642 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $144,286
Average Home Value $177,544
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,625
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,850
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.67% 0.45%
Households 0.68% 0.45%
Families 0.26% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Muscle Shoals, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muscle Shoals to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 92nd
Population Density # 56 91st
Diversity Index # 263 55th
Median Household Income # 86 85th
Per Capita Income # 64 89th

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