Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2024

17,743

Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. Muscle Shoals has a 2024 population of 17,743. Muscle Shoals is currently growing at a rate of 2.08% annually and its population has increased by 8.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,342 in 2020.

The average household income in Muscle Shoals is $85,567 with a poverty rate of 6.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Muscle Shoals is 38.9 years, 36 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Muscle Shoals Demographics

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

  • White: 77.28%
  • Black or African American: 14.75%
  • Other race: 3.61%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
16.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,073.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.57% (1,401)
The current population of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is 17,743 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,342.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2024

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Muscle Shoals Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,62377.28%
Black or African American2,41014.75%
Other race5893.61%
Two or more races4712.88%
Asian1741.07%
Native American670.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Muscle Shoals Population by Race

Muscle Shoals Population Pyramid 2024

Muscle Shoals Median Age

38.9

Total

36

Male

42.3

Female

Muscle Shoals Adults

There are 12,959 adults, (3,010 of whom are seniors) in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Muscle Shoals Sex Ratio

Female8,56152.41%
Male7,77347.59%

Muscle Shoals Population by Age

Muscle Shoals Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5342.4873.226.8
Married3,3402.8587.412.6
Non Family2,0331.1957.942.1
Female9253.3555.744.3
Male2364.8673.726.3
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Muscle Shoals Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.13%.

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,889

Average Earnings

$47,458

Average Male

$39,663

Average Female

Muscle Shoals Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muscle Shoals Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Muscle Shoals Language

96.29% of Muscle Shoals residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

Muscle Shoals Language

Muscle Shoals Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,3407436.02%
Black2,4102359.75%
Hispanic807546.69%
Other589244.07%
Multiple471173.61%
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6.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.71%

Male Poverty Rate

8.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muscle Shoals

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Black, with 9.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Multiple, with 3.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.96%.

Muscle Shoals Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.06%
High School10.04%
Some College5.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%
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Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.21%
Female Employed1.96%
Male Employed1.25%
Female Unemployed
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Muscle Shoals Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muscle Shoals Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Muscle Shoals Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

922

Number of Veterans

836

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Muscle Shoals Veterans by War

count

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Muscle Shoals Veterans by Age

count

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Muscle Shoals Veterans by Race

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Muscle Shoals Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Muscle Shoals Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Muscle Shoals Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.36%

Born in Muscle Shoals

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

1.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Muscle Shoals residents were born in the United States, with 75.36% having been born in Alabama. 1.92% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,5533621.89%
202819,1913621.92%
202718,8293621.96%
202618,4673622%
202518,1053622.04%
202417,7433622.08%
202317,3813622.13%
202217,0193622.17%
202116,6573151.93%
202016,3421,70811.67%
201914,6342671.86%
201814,3672511.78%
201714,1162121.52%
201613,9041661.21%
201513,7381230.9%
201413,6151040.77%
201313,511780.58%
201213,433800.6%
201113,3531050.79%
201013,2481,32411.1%
200011,9242,31324.07%
19909,6117007.86%
19808,9112,00429.01%
19706,9072,82369.12%
19604,084
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Muscle Shoals Population by Year