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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Muscle Shoals who work in office and administrative support (14.89%), sales jobs (12.18%), and healthcare (9.78%).
Muscle Shoals is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Muscle Shoals is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.80% 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 $25,935, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,740 for a family of four. However, Muscle Shoals contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Muscle Shoals is a very 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 German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Muscle Shoals is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.