Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2022

16,901
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Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. Muscle Shoals has a 2020 population of 16,901. Muscle Shoals is currently growing at a rate of 1.89% annually and its population has increased by 3.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,275 in 2010.

The average household income in Muscle Shoals is $73,077 with a poverty rate of 5.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $809 per month, and the median house value is $151,300. 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 Shoalswas:

  • White: 80.74%
  • Black or African American: 13.51%
  • Other race: 3.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.63%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is 16,901 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,275.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Muscle Shoals Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,60980.74%
Black or African American1,94213.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.05%
Asian1360.95%
Some Other Race4503.13%
Two or More Races2351.63%
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Muscle Shoals Population by Race

Muscle Shoals Population Pyramid 2022

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Muscle Shoals Median Age

36.4


Total

35.2


Male

41.1


Female

Muscle Shoals Adults

There are 11,110 adults, (2,722 of whom are seniors) in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Muscle Shoals Sex Ratio

Female

7,400

51.46%

Male

6,979

48.54%

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
Married88.8%11.2%
Male81.6%18.4%
All76.4%23.6%
Female69.3%30.7%
Non Family58.8%41.2%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muscle Shoals Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5172.5876.4
Married2,782388.8
Male1966.4481.6
Female8463.269.3
Non Family1,6931.1358.8

3.16

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Muscle Shoals Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3093.11%
9th to 12th Grade7027.07%
High School Graduate3,07430.97%
Some College2,73727.58%
Associates Degree1,04310.51%
Bachelors Degree1,44914.60%
Graduate Degree6116.16%
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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
Native American777
2+ Races838320
Asian1056924
White8,1647,5541,796
Black1,2721,096213
Hispanic33014114
Other Race24152

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$40,456$41,755$32,721
Less Than 9th Grade$35,000$42,583$
High School Graduate$28,571$32,661$27,065
Some College$35,909$41,599$31,000
Bachelors Degree$49,440$62,331$44,094
Graduate Degree$56,250$61,368$52,113

$40,456

Average Earnings

$41,755

Average Male

$32,721

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 2.29% of the population.

Muscle Shoals Language

Muscle Shoals Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1362014.71%
Black1,91720910.90%
Hispanic633264.11%
White11,2774614.09%
Other26NaN%
Multiple23572.98%

5.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.98%

Male Poverty Rate

6.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muscle Shoals

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Asian, with 14.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Multiple, with 2.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.66%.

Muscle Shoals Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.03%
High School3.45%
Some College6.21%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.21%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.01%
Female Unemployed14.29%

Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muscle Shoals Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,620$67,513
Families$66,769$76,933
Married Families$70,840-
Non Families$30,750$43,776
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Income by Household Type

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 55-64, 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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914

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War163
First Gulf War195
Vietnam230
Korea51
World War II17

Muscle Shoals Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3482
35 to 54161
55 to 64124
65 to 74341
75+206

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6206.78%
Black24117.18%
Native American7100.00%
Other Race134.17%
2+ Races3330.84%
Hispanic174.24%

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Race

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

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1.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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78.39%

Born in Muscle Shoals

97.40%

Native Born

2.60%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

1.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.40% of Muscle Shoals residents were born in the United States, with 78.39% having been born in Alabama. 1.36% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19604,0840.00%
19706,9072,8235.40%
19808,9112,0042.58%
19909,6117000.76%
200011,9242,3132.18%
201013,1461,2220.98%
201113,4593132.38%
201213,7723132.33%
201314,0853132.27%
201414,3983132.22%
201514,7113132.17%
201615,0243132.13%
201715,3373132.08%
201815,6503132.04%
201915,9633132.00%
202016,2753121.95%
202116,5883131.92%
202216,9013131.89%

Muscle Shoals Population by Year