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Population (year 2000): 11,924. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,523 (+5.0% change)
Males: 5,613 (47.1%), Females: 6,311 (52.9%)

Colbert County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $40,216 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,800 (year 2000)

Muscle Shoals, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

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%).Shoals, Alabama

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

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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%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (47.3 miles Decatur, pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (102.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (490.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (3.1 miles Sheffield, AL Tuscumbia, (3.9 miles AL Florence, (4.9 miles Florian, AL (8.6 miles St. AL (8.9 miles Underwood-Petersville, AL (8.9 miles Leighton, AL (11.2 miles Littleville, AL (11.3 miles Killen,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 103 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1997: 102 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2000: 71 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2002: 80 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2003: 87 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $90,900

Latitude: 34.75 N, Longitude: 87.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Muscle Shoals, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Manufacturing (18.6%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,010 (+33.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,014 (37.2%)

Crime in Muscle Shoals by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 4 5
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.5 41.9
Robberies 1 2 4 9 9
    per 100,000 8.4 16.8 33.5 75.5 75.5
Assaults 29 6 5 30 60
    per 100,000 243.2 50.3 41.9 251.6 503.2
Burglaries 83 51 81 112 167
    per 100,000 696.1 427.7 679.3 939.3 1400.5
Thefts 396 344 432 532 559
    per 100,000 3321.0 2884.9 3622.9 4461.6 4688.0
Auto thefts 0 0 0 21 35
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 176.1 293.5
232.7 160.4 210.9 344.7 449.1

Average climate in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Muscle Shoals-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Muscle Shoals city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 5/18/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Muscle Shoals:
  • SHOALS HOSPITAL (201 WEST AVALON AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Muscle Shoals:
  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; FLORENCE, AL)
  • RUSSELLVILLE HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Muscle Shoals, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Muscle Shoals:
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 4 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; ID: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 62 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 85 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Muscle Shoals:
  • RUSSELLVILLE MUNI (about 23 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; ID: M22)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY (about 23 miles; COURTLAND, AL; ID: 9A4)
  • POSEY FIELD (about 34 miles; HALEYVILLE, AL; ID: 1M4)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 5 $18,374 $44,097 0 $0
Water Supply 23 $91,892 $47,943 0 $0
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; FT enrollment: 4,547)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; FULTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 70 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 76 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Muscle Shoals: Muscle Shoals Golf and Country Club (A), Diamond Park and Golf Course (B).

Shopping Centers: Shoals Plaza Shopping Center (1), Southgate Mall Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Muscle Shoals include: Victory Missionary Baptist Church (A), South Highland Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Shoals Bible Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Okolona Church (H).

Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery (1).

Parks in Muscle Shoals include: North Alabama State Fair Park (1), Highland Park (2), John W Gattman Park (3).


Muscle Shoals compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Muscle Shoals:
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZA (1410 AM; 1 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: MUSCLE SHOALS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Muscle Shoals:
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W232AH (94.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCIATES B/CSTERS INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • W253AH (98.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Muscle Shoals:
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W59CF (Channel 59; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

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