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Muscle Shoals City, Alabama Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,905

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 95

Female householder, no husband present : 582

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,411

Householder not living alone : 233


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 12

Male householder and female partner : 27

Female householder and female partner : 26

Female householder and male partner : 50

All other households : 5,111


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,587

Renter-occupied housing units : 318

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 95

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 182

Renter-occupied housing units : 400

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 898

Renter-occupied housing units : 746


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 288

$10,000 to $14,999 : 381

$15,000 to $19,999 : 331

$20,000 to $24,999 : 330

$25,000 to $29,999 : 213

$30,000 to $34,999 : 255

$35,000 to $39,999 : 314

$40,000 to $44,999 : 268

$45,000 to $49,999 : 291

$50,000 to $59,999 : 476

$60,000 to $74,999 : 516

$75,000 to $99,999 : 762

$100,000 to $124,999 : 448

$125,000 to $149,999 : 109

$150,000 to $199,999 : 149

$200,000 or more : 95


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Total : 5,657


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Occupied : 5,226

Vacant : 431


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later : 217

Built 2000 to 2004 : 610

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,394

Built 1980 to 1989 : 742

Built 1970 to 1979 : 872

Built 1960 to 1969 : 959

Built 1950 to 1959 : 491

Built 1940 to 1949 : 275

Built 1939 or earlier : 97


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Utility gas : 2,228

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 95

Electricity : 2,883

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 20

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 13

$10,000 to $14,999 : 36

$15,000 to $19,999 : 11

$20,000 to $24,999 : 26

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 12

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 42

$50,000 to $59,999 : 156

$60,000 to $69,999 : 285

$70,000 to $79,999 : 145

$80,000 to $89,999 : 357

$90,000 to $99,999 : 256

$100,000 to $124,999 : 618

$125,000 to $149,999 : 349

$150,000 to $174,999 : 531

$175,000 to $199,999 : 314

$200,000 to $249,999 : 286

$250,000 to $299,999 : 118

$300,000 to $399,999 : 141

$400,000 to $499,999 : 17

$500,000 to $749,999 : 33

$750,000 to $999,999 : 16

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 88

Home equity loan only : 334

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 63

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,115

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,162


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Muscle Shoals City, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later : $183,900

Built 2000 to 2004 : $168,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $158,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $124,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $103,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $93,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $88,600

Built 1940 to 1949 : $65,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $66,900


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Muscle Shoals City, Alabama: 70.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Muscle Shoals City, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 59.46%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 40.54%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Muscle Shoals City, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 92 92 $6,069,915
  Two Family 1 2 $60,480
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $138,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

95 100 $6,268,395
2000        
  Single Family 71 71 $5,255,050
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

71 71 $5,255,050
2001        
  Single Family 69 69 $4,740,231
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

69 69 $4,740,231
2002        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 94 94 $8,542,179
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

94 94 $8,542,179
2005        
  Single Family 57 57 $5,463,114
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

57 57 $5,463,114
2006        
  Single Family 115 115 $13,491,111
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

115 115 $13,491,111


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Muscle Shoals City, AL): $40,216
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Muscle Shoals City): $86,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Muscle Shoals City): $485
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Muscle Shoals City, Alabama

Utility Gas: 50.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.7%
Electricity: 47.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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