Northwest Alabama

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Northwest Alabama is a subdivision of the North Alabama region, and includes the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Russellvile, Hamilton, Haleyville, and their surrounding areas in the state of Alabama. The region includes one metropolitan area, the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area. The county inclusion varies, usually only consisting of the counties of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion and Winston. Fayette, Lamar, and Lawrence counties are sometimes included, however these areas are usually associated with a separate geographic subdivision of the state, such as West Alabama (Fayette and Lamar) and North Central Alabama (Lawrence). When all county populations are combined, the entire five county region is constituted of 234,101 people.

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Metro Area Population 2013 estimates
Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area 147,317

Major cities[edit]

Rank City Population 2013 estimates
1 Florence 39,319
2 Muscle Shoals 13,146
3 Russellville 9,830
4 Sheffield 9,039
5 Tuscumbia 8,423
6 Hamilton 6,885
7 Winfield 4,717
8 Haleyville 4,173
9 Red Bay 3,158
10 Guin 2,376


Rank County Population 2013 estimates County seat
1 Lauderdale 92,709 Florence
2 Colbert 54,428 Tuscumbia
3 Franklin 31,704 Russellville
4 Marion 30,776 Hamilton
5 Winston 24,484 Double Springs

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