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Russell County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 58,904 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Russell County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.7%), Construction (20.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Russell County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (48.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (42.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 28,638  (48.6%)
Females: 30,266  (51.4%)
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Russell County,AL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Russell County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,686 ($27,492 in 1999)

This county:

$39,686
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $584 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $750)
This county:

$584
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $120,831 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Russell:

$120,831
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,496 - $189,988

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $151,304
Here:

$151,304
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $170,848
Here:

$170,848
State:

$157,531

In 2-unit structures: $80,057
Here:

$80,057
State:

$154,585

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,546
Here:

$100,546
State:

$131,625

Mobile homes: $75,446
Here:

$75,446
State:

$55,650
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,060
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $655 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $343 (0.4%)

Russell County household income distribution in 2013 Russell County home values distribution in 2013 Russell County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.0%
Russell County:

20.0%
Alabama:

17.1%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.5% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.6% for American Indian residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.2 years old
(Males: 33.6 years old, Females: 36.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.4 years old, Black residents: 35.5 years old, American Indian residents: 44.6 years old, Asian residents: 31.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.9 years old, Other race residents: 29.1 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

2012 air pollution in Russell County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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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:

5.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,766
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,648 (51.6% naturalized citizens)

Russell County:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 2512010 or later
  • 5392000 to 2009
  • 5001990 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: 17,221
  • One, attached: 258
  • Two: 1,036
  • 3 or 4: 1,341
  • 5 to 9: 1,842
  • 10 to 19: 759
  • 20 to 49: 253
  • 50 or more: 225
  • Mobile homes: 4,025
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Russell County with a mortgage: 7,945 (225 second mortgage, 352 home equity loan, 69 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,138

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Russell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • 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 the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Vietnam (17%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Russell County


  • American (10%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Russell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,912 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,231 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 100 (0.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 115 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 229 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 816 (5.7%)
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 $35,928.

14.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.49%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($724 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.27%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.66% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($6,600 average AGI)
10.57% relocated from other states ($20,794 average AGI)
Russell County:

10.57%
Alabama average:

2.63%

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  4.76% ($25,286 average AGI)
from Lee County, AL  2.05% ($28,654)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.29% ($23,600)
from Hardin County, KY  0.22% ($63,571)
from Harris County, GA  0.19% ($36,306)
from Chattahoochee County, GA  0.16% ($23,367)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.15% ($19,448)


11.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.86%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($509 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.18%
Alabama average:

0.06%

3.39% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($8,080 average AGI)
8.29% relocated to other states ($19,066 average AGI)
Russell County:

8.29%
Alabama average:

2.67%

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  3.92% ($22,151 average AGI)
to Lee County, AL  2.37% ($29,630)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.18% ($25,364)
to Harris County, GA  0.17% ($51,871)
to El Paso County, TX  0.16% ($34,069)
to Fulton County, GA  0.15% ($30,821)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.11% ($39,238)

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: 58,904
  • In family households: 47,724 (6,981 male householders, 7,114 female householders)
    9,068 spouses, 18,221 children (16,793 natural, 387 adopted, 1,015 stepchildren), 2,132 grandchildren, 677 brothers or sisters, 1,227 parents, 1,215 other relatives, 1,172 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,586 (4,184 male householders (3,428 living alone)), 4,112 female householders (3,854 living alone)), 2,273 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 629

Size of family households: 6,144 2-persons, 3,436 3-persons, 2,534 4-persons, 1,345 5-persons, 488 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,279 1-person, 706 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

7,144 married couples with children.
4,875 single-parent households (490 men, 4,385 women).

94.7% of residents of Russell speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.3% 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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7

Year house built in Russell County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 4352014 or later
  • 3,1892010 to 2013
  • 4,1622000 to 2009
  • 3,8571990 to 1999
  • 4,2851980 to 1989
  • 3,7321970 to 1979
  • 2,5631960 to 1969
  • 2,3181950 to 1959
  • 1,3071940 to 1949
  • 1,7781939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 241 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 2153 rooms
  • 9154 rooms
  • 3,2295 rooms
  • 2,9246 rooms
  • 2,1817 rooms
  • 1,6428 rooms
  • 1,9469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 3711 room
  • 2632 rooms
  • 1,3553 rooms
  • 2,4314 rooms
  • 2,3995 rooms
  • 1,2896 rooms
  • 5227 rooms
  • 2878 rooms
  • 3399+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 23no bedroom
  • 2531 bedroom
  • 1,9162 bedrooms
  • 7,1063 bedrooms
  • 2,6424 bedrooms
  • 1,1575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 365no bedroom
  • 1,2721 bedroom
  • 3,6542 bedrooms
  • 3,2423 bedrooms
  • 5174 bedrooms
  • 1935+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 610no vehicle
  • 3,5431 vehicle
  • 4,6762 vehicles
  • 2,6543 vehicles
  • 1,1984 vehicles
  • 4465+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Russell County population
  • 1,355no vehicle
  • 4,1771 vehicle
  • 2,6292 vehicles
  • 8533 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 1535+ vehicles

80.6% of Russell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in Alabama.

Russell County:

80.6%
State average:

86.1%

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

  • This state: 18,380
  • Other state: 38,141
  • Northeast: 2,334
  • Midwest: 3,376
  • South: 30,155
  • West: 1,913
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Russell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.3%Electricity
  • 16.8%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.6%Electricity
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 592
Here:

9.5%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 232
Here:

7.1%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 438
Here:

12.9%
Alabama:

14.3%

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 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,830,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,061,000
    Police Protection: $1,406,000
    General - Other: $491,000
    Central Staff Services: $390,000
    Parks & Recreation: $338,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $335,000
    General Public Buildings: $312,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Welfare - Other: $145,000
    Health Services - Other: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $77,000
    Libraries: $28,000
    Fire Protection: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $282,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $125,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $37,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,639,000

Russell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $558,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $418,000
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000
    Highways: $18,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $277,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,004,000
    Public Welfare: $145,000
    All Other: $92,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,776,000
    Total General Sales: $1,462,000
    NEC: $1,318,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $187,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000

Russell County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,852,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,287,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $565,000

Russell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,177,000

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
Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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"