Muscle Shoals, AL Population

By | June 4, 2019

Population: 11,924. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,523 (+5.0% change)
Males: 5,613 (47.1%), Females: 6,311 (52.9%)

Colbert County

Zip codes: 35661.

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $40,216
Median house value: $88,800

Races in Muscle Shoals:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.3%)
  • Black (14.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (23.9%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.7%), German (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), French (1.3%).

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

Map of Muscle Shoals, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Muscle Shoals

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muscle Shoals city

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,969 (+19.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Muscle Shoals:

  • SHOALS HOSPITAL (201 WEST AVALON AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Muscle Shoals:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Muscle Shoals:

  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 4 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 62 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 85 miles; TUPELO, MS; Abbreviation: TUP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Muscle Shoals:

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Muscle Shoals:

  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (Full-time enrollment: 2,669; Location: 800 GEORGE WALLACE BLVD; Public; Website: www.nwscc.cc.al.us)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Muscle Shoals:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 10 miles; FLORENCE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,770)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 70 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 76 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)

Schools

Public high schools in Muscle Shoals:

  • MUSCLE SHOALS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 710; Location: 1900 AVALON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MUSCLE SHOALS CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY (Location: 3200 S WILSON DAM RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Muscle Shoals:

  • MUSCLE SHOALS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 629; Location: 100 TROJAN DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MCBRIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 1400 AVALON AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • HOWELL-GRAVES PRESCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 3201 ALABAMA AVE; Grades: KG – KG)
  • WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 200 WEBSTER AVE; Grades: 01 – 02)
  • HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 714 ELMHURST ST; Grades: 01 – 02)

Libraries

Library in Muscle Shoals:

  • MUSCLE SHOALS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $360,743; Location: 1918 EAST AVALON AVENUE; 35,217 books; 1,882 audio materials; 5,133 video materials; 94 serial subscriptions)