About the Area

What is The Shoals?

The Shoals is located in North Western Alabama. Located 73 miles West of Huntsville, AL, 117 miles NW of Birmingham, AL, and 131 miles South of Nashville, TN. Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield all call their home, "The Shoals". The cities are spread across two counties, Colbert and Lauderdale. The current population is 200,000 and The Shoals area sees 410,000 commuters daily.

Economic Development

Unemployment rate - 3.5%
Largest Employers - North American Lighting & Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital
Ave. Household Income - $52,106
75% of the Shoals is above poverty level.