Muscle Shoals demographics profile

StatisticMuscle ShoalsAlabamaNational
Population density (sq mi)8229791
Median age41.338.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%40%43%
Speak English99%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Muscle Shoals, AL has a population of 13,585 and is the 3,076th largest city in the United States. The population density is 822 per sq mi which is 747% higher than the Alabama average and 807% higher than the national average. The median age in Muscle Shoals is 41 which is approximately 7% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Muscle Shoals, 61% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 80% of Muscle Shoals residents were born in Alabama, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Muscle Shoals is 747% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Muscle Shoals is 7% higher than Alabama.
  • In Muscle Shoals 81.08% of the population is White.
  • In Muscle Shoals 16.55% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Muscle Shoals 0.35% of the population is Asian.

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Muscle Shoals population breakdown by race

RaceMuscle ShoalsAlabamaNational
Black or African American16.55%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.54%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.32%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.16%1.28%4.75%
In Muscle Shoals, 1.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Muscle Shoals, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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