Muscle Shoals, AL
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Muscle Shoals is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 13,706 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Muscle Shoals is the 51st largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Muscle Shoals is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Muscle Shoals is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Muscle Shoals who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (12.53%), and healthcare (10.67%).

As is often the case in a small city, Muscle Shoals doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Muscle Shoals is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Muscle Shoals in 2010 was $25,475, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,900 for a family of four. However, Muscle Shoals contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Muscle Shoals is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Muscle Shoals home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Muscle Shoals residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Muscle Shoals include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Muscle Shoals is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.