Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2020

14,655

Muscle Shoals is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 14,655, it is the 43rd largest city in Alabama and the 2339th largest city in the United States. Muscle Shoals is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 11.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,146 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Muscle Shoals has a population density of 886 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muscle Shoals is $70,940 with a poverty rate of 8.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $795 per month, and the median house value is $143,100. The median age in Muscle Shoals is 40.7 years, 38.2 years for males, and 42.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males.

Muscle Shoals Demographics

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

  • White: 83.78%
  • Black or African American: 11.84%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Two or more races: 1.27%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is 14,655, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,263.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,146.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020147,247490.03%
2019147,198490.03%
2018147,149490.03%
2017147,1002760.19%
2016146,824-23-0.02%
2015146,847-634-0.43%
2014147,4812420.16%
2013147,23930.00%
2012147,236950.06%
2011147,141-120-0.08%
2010147,2610.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,62483.78%
Black or African American1,64311.84%
Some Other Race1871.35%
Two or More Races1761.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1421.02%
Asian1020.74%

Muscle Shoals Population Pyramid 2020

Muscle Shoals Median Age

40.7


Total

38.2


Male

42.3


Female

Muscle Shoals Adults

There are 10,826 adults, (2,435 of whom are seniors) in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Muscle Shoals Sex Ratio

Female

7,371

53.13%

Male

6,503

46.87%

Muscle Shoals Households and Families

Muscle Shoals Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Muscle Shoals Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
Female81%19%
All75.8%24.2%
Non Family59%41%
Male50.3%49.7%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5212.4975.8
Married2,7993.1788.1
Non Family1,8051.1159
Female6253.1181
Male2923.0850.3

3.12

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Muscle Shoals Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2402.48%
9th to 12th Grade6336.54%
High School Graduate3,09531.99%
Some College2,32424.02%
Associates Degree7547.79%
Bachelors Degree1,79118.51%
Graduate Degree8388.66%

Muscle Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,9487,3152,134
Black1,3681,198413
Hispanic12873
Multiple Races105105
Other Race8025
Asian796422
Native American606060

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,440$47,861$31,221
Less Than High School$32,500$40,778$
High School Grad$27,400$32,857$26,279
Some College$35,643$52,174$25,000
Bachelors Degree$42,887$52,153$41,548
Graduate Degree$56,163$61,019$54,250

$38,440

Average Earnings

$47,861

Average Male

$31,221

Average Female

Muscle Shoals Language

Muscle Shoals Language by Age

Muscle Shoals Language

97.88% of Muscle Shoals residents speak only English, while 2.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Muscle Shoals Poverty

Muscle Shoals Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4207946.95%
Black1,59729018.16%
Multiple1763117.61%
Hispanic312288.97%
Asian1021918.63%

8.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.91%

Male Poverty Rate

9.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muscle Shoals

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is Asian, with 18.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muscle Shoals is White, with 6.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.00%.

Name Poverty
Some College11.57%
High School8.28%
Less Than High School5.89%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.08%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed3.21%

Muscle Shoals Income

Muscle Shoals Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,210$70,940
Families$70,348$87,261
Married Families$80,013-
Non Families$26,300$35,927

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

Muscle Shoals Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Muscle Shoals Married by Age and Sex

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

Muscle Shoals Veterans

742

Number of Veterans

720

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War228
Vietnam223
Second Gulf War109
World War II92
Korea53
Name Veterans % of Total
White5255.88%
Black1489.77%
2 or More4845.71%
Hispanic116.79%
Other1110.78%
Indian1016.67%

$Muscle Shoals Veterans by Education

5.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muscle Shoals Employment Status

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Muscle Shoals Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.81%

Born in Alabama

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.18% of Muscle Shoals residents were born in the United States, with 79.81% having been born in Alabama. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,6551961.36%
201914,4591961.37%
201814,2632441.74%
201714,0191961.42%
201613,8231531.12%
201513,6701090.80%
201413,5611030.77%
201313,458760.57%
201213,382810.61%
201113,3011020.77%
201013,1991,2751.02%
200011,9242,3132.18%
19909,6117000.76%
19808,9112,0042.58%
19706,9072,8235.40%
19604,0840.00%