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Russell County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 58,769 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 49,756 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,011
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,725
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,328
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,493 (it was 7,413 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

30%

Land area: 641 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Russell County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.0%), Retail trade (12.7%), Construction (10.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Russell County, AL (2017)
    • 27,89756.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 25,18150.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1056.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9533.9%Two or more races
    • 4040.8%Asian alone
    • 2050.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1370.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 660.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 28,533  (48.6%)
Females: 30,236  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Russell County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,373 ($27,492 in 1999)
This county:

$40,373
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $592 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $762)
This county:

$592
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,688 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Russell:

$122,688
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,665 - $191,823

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $154,243
Here:

$154,243
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,699
Here:

$220,699
State:

$203,496

In 2-unit structures: $36,546
Here:

$36,546
State:

$70,568

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,097
Here:

$140,097
State:

$183,401

Mobile homes: $101,110
Here:

$101,110
State:

$74,580

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

Institutionalized population: 494

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 75
  • Auto thefts: 34
Russell County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 119 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 1998: 100 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1999: 166 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2000: 108 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2001: 201 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2002: 237 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2003: 283 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2004: 437 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2005: 510 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2006: 477 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2007: 442 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2008: 387 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2009: 533 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2010: 534 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2011: 586 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2012: 419 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2013: 280 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2014: 244 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2015: 156 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2016: 116 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2017: 143 buildings, average cost: $143,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Russell, AL residents
Average permit cost in Russell, AL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $649 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $356 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Russell, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Russell, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Russell, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
Russell County:

19.7%
Alabama:

16.9%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 57.0% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.5 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.0 years old, Black residents: 35.8 years old, American Indian residents: 55.4 years old, Asian residents: 33.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Area name: Columbus, GA-AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Russell County is $479 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $729 a month.

Cities in this county include: Phenix City, Cottonton-Seale, Crawford, Ladonia, Hurtsboro.

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Russell County: Honor Camp Number Four (A), Mid South Aquafarms (B), Gormley Farm (C), Wiggins Farms (D), Guys Crossroads (E), Jimmys Landing (F), Montgomery International Speedway (G), Rolling Hills Golf and Racquet Club (H), Washington Ferry Marina (I), Camp Belser (J), Bills Marina (K), Hope Hull Recreation Center (L), Montgomery Water Filtration Plant (M), Snowdoun Community Center (N), Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (O), Kilby Correctional Facility (P), Snowdoun Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Pintlala Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (R), Rolling Hills Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (S), North Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Russell County include: Mount Moab Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Providence Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), New Hope Church (F), Pleasant Grove Church (G), New Liberty Church (H), Pilgrim Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kennedy Cemetery (1), Woodland Hills Cemetery (2), Possum Trot Cemetery (3), Mitchell Cemetery (4), Scott Cemetery (5), Orange Cemetery (6), Orme Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Edwards Ponds (A), Miller Pond (B), Browns Ponds (C), Hill and Hill Lake (D), Russells Lake (E), Vinson Ponds (F), Griggs Ponds (G), Warrs Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandy Creek (A), Catoma Creek (B), Line Creek (C), Ramer Creek (D), Old Town Creek (E), Thompson Creek (F), Mathews Slough (G), Whites Slough (H), Bedsole Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Russell County include: Prattville Park (1), Selbrook Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hidalgo County, New Mexico , Luna County, New Mexico , Brown County, Texas , Pike County , Laurens County, Georgia , Wheeler County, Georgia , Rusk County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Russell, AL
County total employment by year in Russell, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Russell, AL

Current college students: 1,766
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,821 (48.8% naturalized citizens)

Russell County:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2162010 or later
  • 6762000 to 2009
  • 6081990 to 1999
  • 2061980 to 1989
  • 1431970 to 1979
  • 257Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.5%

Russell County marital status for males Russell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,850
  • One, attached: 191
  • Two: 1,014
  • 3 or 4: 1,341
  • 5 to 9: 1,769
  • 10 to 19: 724
  • 20 to 49: 212
  • 50 or more: 173
  • Mobile homes: 4,230
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Russell County with a mortgage: 7,624 (172 second mortgage, 241 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,525

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Russell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,65074
Black Protestant8,30338
Mainline Protestant2,44414
Catholic1,5954
Other7983
None16,157-
Russell County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Russell County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Russell County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Russell County:

12.9%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

34.8%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Russell County:

Average size of farms: 430 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,170
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $458.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.55%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,363
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,899
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.90
Corn for grain: 634 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 479 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4767 harvested acres
Vegetables: 111 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 317 acres

Tornado activity:

Russell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1732822.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 101 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Russell County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from Russell County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from Russell County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 433.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2009 to December 18, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1870: December 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1835: April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 08, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1070: October 04, 1995, FEMA Id: 1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Russell

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,913 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,572 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 43 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 135 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 244 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 743 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Russell County


  • American (11%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Russell County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 314 people in nursing homes
  • 295 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Russell County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 291 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,917.

12.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,317 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.29%
Alabama average:

5.95%


0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($803 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.21%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.28% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($9,263 average AGI)
8.79% relocated from other states ($24,250 average AGI)
Russell County:

8.79%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscogee County, GA  3.86% ($29,487 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  2.51% ($35,804)
from Chattahoochee County, GA  0.18% ($33,429)
from Bell County, TX  0.17% ($41,824)
from Harris County, GA  0.14% ($34,778)
from El Paso County, CO  0.13% ($36,808)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.12% ($37,292)


13.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.17%
Alabama average:

5.97%


0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($516 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.14%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.49% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($9,764 average AGI)
9.53% relocated to other states ($28,578 average AGI)
Russell County:

9.53%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Muscogee County, GA  3.49% ($37,374 average AGI)
to Lee County, AL  2.63% ($38,151)
to Harris County, GA  0.24% ($53,063)
to Bell County, TX  0.22% ($48,535)
to El Paso County, CO  0.16% ($56,452)
to El Paso County, TX  0.14% ($48,536)
to Geary County, KS  0.13% ($39,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Russell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Russell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Russell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Russell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,727 (6,608 aged, 2,119 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,008 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Russell County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Cardiogenic shock (817)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (580)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (375)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (369)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (350)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (292)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (269)
  • Congestive heart failure (254)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (211)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (198)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 110.2
  • Other - 40.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.8
  • Other - 34.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,769
  • In family households: 47,429 (7,004 male householders, 7,124 female householders)
    9,175 spouses, 17,463 children (16,441 natural, 223 adopted, 789 stepchildren), 2,031 grandchildren, 832 brothers or sisters, 1,048 parents, 1,376 other relatives, 1,459 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,790 (4,069 male householders (3,211 living alone)), 4,342 female householders (3,983 living alone)), 2,419 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 602

Size of family households: 6,466 2-persons, 3,341 3-persons, 2,651 4-persons, 828 5-persons, 653 6-persons, 201 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,195 1-person, 851 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 173 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

6,984 married couples with children.
4,906 single-parent households (685 men, 4,221 women).

94.7% of residents of Russell speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $330,753,000 ($6,714 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,137,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $173,219,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $67,566,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,448,000
Federal grants: $78,541,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,133,000 ($820,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,846,000 ($528,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $302,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,658,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,002,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,272
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,957
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +248
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -937
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Russell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.14 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7

Year house built in Russell County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Russell County, Alabama
  • 8412014 or later
  • 2,7172010 to 2013
  • 3,9272000 to 2009
  • 3,8521990 to 1999
  • 4,1711980 to 1989
  • 3,9771970 to 1979
  • 2,6261960 to 1969
  • 2,4751950 to 1959
  • 1,4891940 to 1949
  • 1,7231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama
  • 321 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 2153 rooms
  • 9454 rooms
  • 2,7325 rooms
  • 3,1676 rooms
  • 2,1787 rooms
  • 1,7988 rooms
  • 2,0259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama
  • 3611 room
  • 2562 rooms
  • 1,3723 rooms
  • 2,4494 rooms
  • 2,4075 rooms
  • 1,3506 rooms
  • 5627 rooms
  • 2068 rooms
  • 4309+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama
  • 33no bedroom
  • 2891 bedroom
  • 1,5862 bedrooms
  • 7,5573 bedrooms
  • 2,4834 bedrooms
  • 1,2255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama
  • 346no bedroom
  • 1,2651 bedroom
  • 3,8482 bedrooms
  • 3,0763 bedrooms
  • 5854 bedrooms
  • 2775+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 648no vehicle
  • 3,3071 vehicle
  • 5,2482 vehicles
  • 2,5943 vehicles
  • 9654 vehicles
  • 3765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,333no vehicle
  • 4,2571 vehicle
  • 2,9232 vehicles
  • 7113 vehicles
  • 474 vehicles
  • 1015+ vehicles

80.7% of Russell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Alabama.

Russell County:

80.7%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,103
  • Other state: 36,686
  • Northeast: 2,288
  • Midwest: 2,760
  • South: 29,511
  • West: 2,117
Year householders moved into unit in Russell County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Russell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.9%Electricity
  • 16.1%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.6%Electricity
  • 14.2%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 538
Here:

8.7%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 178
Here:

5.8%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 273
Here:

8.5%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Russell County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,409,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,028,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Regular Highways: $355,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,875,000
    Regular Highways: $3,965,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,323,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,823,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $660,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $522,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,307,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,468,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,271,000
    Highways: $1,205,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,516,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,168,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $321,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $136,000
    Severance: $48,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,255,000

Russell County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,409,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,028,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Regular Highways: $355,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,875,000
    Regular Highways: $3,965,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,323,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,823,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $660,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $522,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,307,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,468,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,271,000
    Highways: $1,205,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,516,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,168,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $321,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $136,000
    Severance: $48,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,255,000

Russell County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,409,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,028,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Regular Highways: $355,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,875,000
    Regular Highways: $3,965,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,323,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,823,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $660,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $522,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,307,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,468,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,271,000
    Highways: $1,205,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,516,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,168,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $321,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $136,000
    Severance: $48,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,255,000

Russell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,409,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,028,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Regular Highways: $355,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,875,000
    Regular Highways: $3,965,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,323,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,823,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $660,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $522,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $165,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $108,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,290,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,307,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,468,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,271,000
    Highways: $1,205,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,516,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,168,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $321,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $136,000
    Severance: $48,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,255,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,974
  • Number of aged recipients: 245
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,729
  • Number of recipients under 18: 350
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,144
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 480
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 713
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 881
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED482$162,693111$100,982571$132,02672$24,7925$485,400115$87,29644$59,864
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$184,9008$85,62553$122,15113$17,4620$07$79,4297$46,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$142,84940$76,700354$117,76376$30,7110$036$73,69453$55,868
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$145,4008$132,500223$134,83911$40,7270$012$106,5832$39,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$165,8004$65,75043$131,3262$80,0000$05$58,2002$39,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$124,37515$155,0671$83,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$138,2007$137,1430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$07$151,8570$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$95,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Russell, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Russell, AL - Value
Most common first names in Russell County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James50370.2 years
Mary41575.6 years
William37872.1 years
John31771.4 years
Willie31373.0 years
Robert22768.6 years
Annie22776.2 years
George16372.6 years
Charles15369.1 years
Henry14472.1 years
Most common last names in Russell County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams25072.8 years
Smith23771.6 years
Jones23671.3 years
Davis17771.7 years
Thomas17171.0 years
Brown16573.2 years
Johnson13871.7 years
Jackson13273.5 years
Harris9271.5 years
Phillips8473.2 years
Businesses in Russell County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1McDonald's4
AutoZone2Nike3
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza2
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1Ramada1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Subway5
Goodwill2T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul7
Hilton1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Waffle House3
IHOP1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1

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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"