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Muscle Shoals is a city in Colbert County, in the Florence metro area.

The community was named after river rapids, which were also called Mussel Shoals

The latitude of Muscle Shoals is 34.744N. The longitude is -87.667W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,249.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,216
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Muscle Shoals demographic reports
Muscle Shoals is on the Tennessee River
Developed by backers of Henry Ford, who planned an auto plant here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ozzie Newsome, football player
Local festivals include:
  • North Alabama State Fair - Sept. 18-23, 2007
  • Muscle Shoals Music CityFest - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Muscle Shoals web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Northwest Shoals Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Muscle Shoals demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colbert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Florence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35660 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Muscle Shoals residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muscle Shoals ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muscle Shoals was $21,113, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Muscle Shoals residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Muscle Shoals festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Muscle Shoals, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.


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Libraries

Libraries in Muscle Shoals include Muscle Shoals Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WQPR.

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Politics

Colbert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muscle Shoals political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Muscle Shoals workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muscle Shoals between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Muscle Shoals include Best Western Fairwinds Inn, Days Inn Muscle Shoals.

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