Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 13,506 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 
Males: 6,687  (49.5%)
Females: 6,819  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35660, 35661.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,925 (it was $40,216 in 2000)
Muscle Shoals:

$50,925
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,818 (it was $21,113 in 2000)

Muscle Shoals city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $128,910 (it was $86,800 in 2000)
Muscle Shoals:

$128,910
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $185,521; Detached houses: $190,100; Mobile homes: $74,148

Median gross rent in 2013: $641.

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  • Races in Muscle Shoals, AL (2013)

    Muscle Shoals races chart
    • 10,16876.0%White alone
    • 2,66619.9%Black alone
    • 2421.8%Hispanic
    • 1471.1%Two or more races
    • 1040.8%Asian alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone

Races in Muscle Shoals detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Muscle Shoals: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (28.2%), Irish (11.4%), English (7.4%), German (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,110 people per square mile   (low).

Muscle Shoals,AL real estate house value index trend

Muscle Shoals, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Muscle Shoals:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muscle Shoals city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Muscle Shoals, Alabama as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Muscle Shoals to the number of sex offenders is 669 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $477 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $403 (0.3%)

Muscle Shoals satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (39.7 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (97.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (490.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tri-Cities, AL (1.2 miles ), Sheffield, AL (1.6 miles ), Tuscumbia, AL (1.8 miles ), Florence, AL (2.2 miles ), Leighton, AL (2.8 miles ), St. Florian, AL (2.9 miles ), Underwood-Petersville, AL (3.0 miles ), Killen, AL (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 99 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2007: 141 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2008: 89 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2009: 66 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2010: 69 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2011: 66 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $118,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.75 N, Longitude: 87.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,342 (+32.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,063 (36.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Muscle Shoals household income distribution Muscle Shoals home values distribution

Crime rates in Muscle Shoals by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.60.00.0
Rapes 0145345245
per 100,000 0.08.332.640.623.230.537.715.130.237.2
Robberies 429919127121618
per 100,000 33.416.673.373.0147.091.452.790.8121.0134.0
Assaults 5253060565038505635
per 100,000 41.8207.8244.5486.7433.3381.0286.2378.5423.3260.6
Burglaries 8111311216712893134129148109
per 100,000 676.7939.4912.71,354.5990.3708.61,009.3976.61,118.8811.6
Thefts 432442532559487430460413473539
per 100,000 3,609.03,674.54,335.44,534.03,767.93,276.23,464.63,126.73,575.74,013.1
Auto thefts 082135201820342645
per 100,000 0.066.5171.1283.9154.7137.1150.6257.4196.6335.0
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A00N/A0N/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A0.00.0N/A0.0N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.1) 208.3268.9345.0446.7378.5316.9321.7341.3378.9363.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Muscle Shoals detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 42 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Alabama average:

2.23

Muscle Shoals tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,969 (+19.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Muscle Shoals: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Muscle Shoals-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Muscle Shoals city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 34.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Muscle Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Muscle Shoals center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from Muscle Shoals center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 256.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colbert County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Muscle Shoals topographic map

Birthplace of: Leigh Tiffin - Player of football, Ozzie Newsome - Player of football, Dennis Homan - Football player, Gary Nichols - Country singer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Muscle Shoals:

  • SHOALS HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 201 WEST AVALON AVENUE)
  • SOUTHERN CARE QUAD CITIES (600 A WOODWARD AVENUE)
  • MUSCLE SHOALS DIALYSIS (712 STATE STREET)
  • CYPRESS COVE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (200 ALABAMA AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Muscle Shoals:

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College/University in Muscle Shoals:

  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,702; Location: 800 George Wallace Blvd; Public; Website: www.nwscc.edu)

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

  • University of North Alabama (about 5 miles; Florence, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,886)
  • Athens State University (about 40 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 41 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 53 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 55 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 58 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 62 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)

Public high school in Muscle Shoals:

Public elementary/middle schools in Muscle Shoals:

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Library in Muscle Shoals:

  • MUSCLE SHOALS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $528,455; Location: 1918 EAST AVALON AVENUE; 45,577 books; 33,000 e-books; 1,780 audio materials; 7,409 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 67 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Muscle Shoals: Muscle Shoals Golf and Country Club (A), Diamond Park and Golf Course (B), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 1 (C), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 2 (D), Muscle Shoals Fire Department Station 3 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southgate Mall Shopping Center (1), Shoals Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Muscle Shoals include: Okolona Baptist Church (A), Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Highland Park Church of Christ (F), Muscle Shoals Baptist Church (G), Muscle Shoals First Baptist Church (H), Shoals Bible Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Muscle Shoals include: John W Gattman Park (1), Highland Park (2), James F Moore Stadium (3), North Alabama State Fair Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Muscle Shoals-Days Inn (2700 Woodward Ave), Best Western Fairwinds Inn (2807 Woodward Avenue), Days Inn Muscle Shoals AL (2701 Woodward Avenue).

Court: Muscle Shoals City - Municipal Court (2010 Avalon Avenue).

Colbert County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.2. This is about average.

City:

83.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Muscle Shoals and their reported violations in the past:

MUSCLE SHOALS UTILITY BOARD (Address: 2210 East Second Street , Population served: 18,303, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 81.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
75 people in college/university student housing in 2010
166 people in nursing homes in 2000
64 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Muscle Shoals, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Muscle Shoals compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Muscle Shoals (2011 data):

  • Bank Independent: Southgate Mall Branch at 126 Southgate Mall Shopping Center, branch established on 1968/08/05; Muscle Shoals at 1109 East Avalon Avenue, branch established on 2002/07/08. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,041.1 mil, Deposits: $871.4 mil, headquarters in Sheffield, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Bancindependent Incorporated
  • First Southern Bank: Muscle Shoals Branch at 1027 Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1990/04/16; Ford City Branch at 5145 River Road, branch established on 2006/09/20. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $176.1 mil, Deposits: $160.8 mil, headquarters in Florence, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Southern Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Metro Bank: at 406 West Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1988/11/07. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $471.4 mil, Deposits: $418.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Metro Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Colbert County Branch at 204 West Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1991/07/08. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Muscle Shores Branch at 1141 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 1990/12/17. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: Muscle Shoals Branch at 2000 East Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1999/01/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Colbert County at 2015 E Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1965/02/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Compass Bank: Muscle Shoals Branch at 606 East Avalon Avenue, branch established on 1962/10/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Muscle Shoals, Alabama:

  • Days Inn, 2701 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 , Phone: (256) 383-3000, Fax: (205) 383-3000
  • America's Best Value Inn, 2807 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 , Phone: (256) 381-0236, Fax: (256) 381-0236
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Alabama average:

11.9

Muscle Shoals travel time to work - commute Muscle Shoals mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Muscle Shoals city (based on Colbert County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,759103
Mainline Protestant3,36817
Black Protestant3,25618
Catholic1,4151
Other71
None16,623-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Colbert County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Colbert County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Colbert County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Colbert County:

35.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,190$45,5700$0
Other Government Administration 15$29,286$23,4290$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,568$39,4080$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$127,195$44,8920$0
Police - Other 5$13,941$33,4581$1,328
Firefighters 29$110,351$45,6621$3,441
Fire - Other 0$0 1$627
Correction 4$9,409$28,2270$0
Streets and Highways 15$52,034$41,6270$0
Welfare 2$5,547$33,2822$753
Solid Waste Management 18$54,744$36,4963$4,366
Sewerage 4$21,930$65,7900$0
Parks and Recreation 11$36,877$40,22948$36,921
Natural Resources 3$11,809$47,2362$2,860
Water Supply 18$103,352$68,9010$0
Local Libraries 4$12,398$37,19410$10,594
Other and Unallocable 1$3,277$39,3245$2,201
Totals for Government 169$613,908$43,59173$63,091

Muscle Shoals government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $346,000 ($25.62)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,925,000 ($1105.06)
    Police Protection: $2,579,000 ($190.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,173,000 ($160.89)
    Sewerage: $2,140,000 ($158.45)
    Regular Highways: $1,769,000 ($130.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,561,000 ($115.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,557,000 ($115.28)
    Water Utilities: $1,430,000 ($105.88)
    Financial Administration: $1,131,000 ($83.74)
    Central Staff Services: $663,000 ($49.09)
    General - Other: $602,000 ($44.57)
    Libraries: $448,000 ($33.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $419,000 ($31.02)
    General Public Buildings: $315,000 ($23.32)
    Public Welfare - Other: $114,000 ($8.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,191,000 ($88.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,309,000 ($96.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,885,000 ($509.77)

Muscle Shoals government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,205,000 ($89.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $881,000 ($65.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000 ($21.18)
    All Other: $61,000 ($4.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $361,000 ($26.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($3.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,582,000 ($117.13)
    Interest Earnings: $655,000 ($48.50)
    Special Assessments: $620,000 ($45.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $502,000 ($37.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,081,000 ($1190.66)
    Water Utilities: $2,560,000 ($189.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $379,000 ($28.06)
    General Local Government Support: $279,000 ($20.66)
    Highways: $160,000 ($11.85)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,053,000 ($818.38)
    Property: $1,507,000 ($111.58)
    Other License: $915,000 ($67.75)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $637,000 ($47.16)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $277,000 ($20.51)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $140,000 ($10.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($3.04)

Muscle Shoals government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,113,000 ($1785.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,686,000 ($1753.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,875,000 ($138.83)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,781,000 ($131.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000 ($31.62)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $94,000 ($6.96)

Muscle Shoals government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000 ($2.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,243,000 ($980.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,936,000 ($143.34)

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lauderdale County, AL  2.04% ($26,007 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AL  0.48% ($26,729)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.19% ($35,368)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lauderdale County, AL  2.06% ($27,120 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.49% ($29,398)
to Madison County, AL  0.24% ($29,646)

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)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

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.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Muscle Shoals fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $3,414,000Total costs
  • 22,120Total average daily traffic
  • 1,769Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,250Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Muscle Shoals)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Muscle Shoals, AL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Muscle Shoals)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Muscle Shoals)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$124,55573$127,439208$118,67319$14,3121$112,12027$79,6721$41,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$101,6505$102,43022$124,1593$19,8070$00$01$26,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$93,2308$77,67966$115,5996$62,2130$01$123,3902$35,335
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$110,3356$80,89246$134,8343$55,8930$01$75,4100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$218,28023$116,5181$79,3800$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.01 , 0207.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$146,53910$154,226
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$146,0536$155,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$151,8072$125,515
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$140,890
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.01 , 0207.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Muscle Shoals

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Muscle Shoals, AL
Most common first names in Muscle Shoals, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7773.3 years
Mary7677.6 years
William5869.4 years
Charles3470.4 years
John3173.9 years
Robert3067.6 years
Thomas2367.1 years
Annie2181.8 years
Willie2176.8 years
Dorothy2074.0 years
Most common last names in Muscle Shoals, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3376.4 years
Brown2081.8 years
Jones1977.0 years
Johnson1978.2 years
Davis1776.2 years
Williams1776.5 years
Green1370.4 years
White1370.8 years
Osborn1279.1 years
Mitchell1275.5 years
Businesses in Muscle Shoals, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance3
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx4Subway2
Ford1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Muscle Shoals on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
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