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.

Muscle Shoals is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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

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.