Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2021

15,087
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Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 15,087, it is the 43rd largest city in Alabama and the 2307th largest city in the United States . Muscle Shoals is currently growing at a rate of 1.73% annually and its population has increased by 14.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,146 in 2010. Muscle Shoals reached it's highest population of 15,087 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Muscle Shoals has a population density of 912 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muscle Shoals is $73,077 with a poverty rate of 6.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $147,100. The median age in Muscle Shoals is 38.2 years, 34.7 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Muscle Shoals Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Muscle Shoals was:

  • White: 82.27%
  • Black or African American: 11.55%
  • Other race: 3.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is 15,087 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,319.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,146.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021148,6943620.24%
2020148,3323620.24%
2019147,9703620.24%
2018147,6083490.24%
2017147,2593370.23%
2016146,922460.03%
2015146,876-586-0.40%
2014147,4622320.16%
2013147,230-2-0.00%
2012147,232860.06%
2011147,146-115-0.08%
2010147,2610.00%

Muscle Shoals Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,60382.27%
Black or African American1,62911.55%
Some Other Race4363.09%
Two or More Races2932.08%
Asian1340.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.06%
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Muscle Shoals Population by Race

Muscle Shoals Population Pyramid $2021

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Muscle Shoals Median Age

38.2


Total

34.7


Male

39.8


Female

Muscle Shoals Adults

There are 10,646 adults, (2,465 of whom are seniors) in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Muscle Shoals Sex Ratio

Female

7,464

52.92%

Male

6,639

47.08%

Muscle Shoals Population by Age

Muscle Shoals Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muscle Shoals Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
Female77.1%22.9%
All76%24%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
Male59%41%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muscle Shoals Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3712.676
Married2,8843.1886.4
Non Family1,6331.1259.3
Female6423.4577.1
Male2123.5359

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Muscle Shoals Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2132.21%
9th to 12th Grade7627.91%
High School Graduate3,10632.24%
Some College2,34924.38%
Associates Degree7417.69%
Bachelors Degree1,73618.02%
Graduate Degree7277.55%
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Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,9527,3242,157
Black1,113978238
Hispanic31212616
Other Race24761
2+ Races16716723
Asian1088237
Native American888

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,173$47,961$32,260
Less Than 9th Grade$27,669$30,625$
High School Graduate$30,461$33,333$26,620
Some College$35,417$51,279$26,350
Bachelors Degree$48,988$66,667$42,938
Graduate Degree$57,131$60,957$55,861

$40,173

Average Earnings

$47,961

Average Male

$32,260

Average Female

Muscle Shoals Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muscle Shoals Language by Age

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Muscle Shoals Language

96.46% of Muscle Shoals residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Muscle Shoals Language

Muscle Shoals Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4006655.83%
Black1,58819412.22%
Multiple2934515.36%
Asian1341914.18%

6.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.47%

Male Poverty Rate

7.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muscle Shoals

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Multiple, with 15.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is White, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.48%.

Muscle Shoals Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College8.33%
High School5.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.20%
Less Than 9th Grade4.15%

Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.04%
Female Employed5.30%
Male Employed2.40%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muscle Shoals Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,629$73,077
Families$70,753$85,646
Married Families$76,361-
Non Families$27,225$41,816
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Income by Household Type

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Muscle Shoals Married by Age and Sex

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Muscle Shoals Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Muscle Shoals Marital Status by Race

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Muscle Shoals Marital Status

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840

Number of Veterans

808

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam260
First Gulf War219
Second Gulf War167
Korea97
World War II8

Muscle Shoals Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+251
55 to 64195
65 to 74161
35 to 54160
18 to 3473

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6787.70%
Black988.00%
2+ Races4424.18%
Hispanic123.46%
Other Race124.26%
Native American8100.00%

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Race

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

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3.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Muscle Shoals Employment by Age

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Muscle Shoals Employment by Race

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Muscle Shoals Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.54%

Born in Muscle Shoals

96.80%

Native Born

3.20%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.80% of Muscle Shoals residents were born in the United States, with 77.54% having been born in Alabama. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muscle Shoals Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,0872561.73%
202014,8312561.76%
201914,5752561.79%
201814,3192551.81%
201714,0642101.52%
201613,8541731.26%
201513,6811220.90%
201413,5591030.77%
201313,456730.55%
201213,383830.62%
201113,3001010.77%
201013,1991,2751.02%
200011,9242,3132.18%
19909,6117000.76%
19808,9112,0042.58%
19706,9072,8235.40%
19604,0840.00%

Muscle Shoals Population by Year