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Income/capita 11%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 42%
IndexMuscle ShoalsAlabamaNational
Income per capita$26,413$24,736$29,829
Median household income$52,132$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,176$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,720$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$41,250$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$27,724$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level10.2%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Muscle Shoals is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Muscle Shoals is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Muscle Shoals is 42% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Muscle Shoals is 32% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,751$52,132$104,264
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Muscle Shoals median earnings by income bracket

      Muscle Shoals employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector21.6%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%8.3%
      Wholesale & retail services20.8%11.0%
      Public administration4.4%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%2.8%
      Education, health & social services9.0%33.6%
      Other27.2%29.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Florian, AL429$61,25011%
      Killen, AL1,129$52,1436%
      Tuscumbia, AL8,506$47,50014%
      Underwood-Petersville, AL3,723$45,49018%
      Littleville, AL1,045$45,18818%
      Muscle Shoals, AL13,585$52,1326%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Riviera Beach, MD13,586$81,68448%
      Henderson, TX13,587$40,95726%
      Newington, VA13,583$130,907137%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      East Wenatchee, WA13,589$50,9478%
      Muscle Shoals, AL13,585$52,1326%
      Source: The Muscle Shoals, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).