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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muscle Shoals was $21,113, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Muscle Shoals residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Muscle Shoals, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Libraries in Muscle Shoals include Muscle Shoals Public Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WQPR.
Colbert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muscle Shoals political report.
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.
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