Muscle Shoals has the 2073rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Muscle Shoals is part of the Florence metro area. Unemployment in the Florence area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Florence has the 316th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Muscle Shoals is below average at $36,030, and the median cost of a home in Muscle Shoals is $128,300, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Muscle Shoals hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Muscle Shoals. 89% of Muscle Shoals workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Muscle Shoals spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.