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Russell County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 17,774 (all rural); it was 16,315 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,871
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,641
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,514
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,889 (it was 1,427 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 254 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Russell County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Russell County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,697  (48.9%)
Females: 9,077  (51.1%)
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Russell County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Russell County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,971 ($22,042 in 1999)

This county:

$29971
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $336 (lower quartile is $267, upper quartile is $431)
This county:

$336
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,960 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Russell:

$86,960
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,785 - $149,253
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $829
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 140

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $337,500
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $754 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $503 (0.7%)

Russell County household income distribution in 2009 Russell County home values distribution Russell County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.3%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.9% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.3%
Russell County:

27.3%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(28.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 70 years old, Asian residents: 9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Russell County is $361 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $523 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eli, Russell Springs, Bryan, Jamestown.

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Russell County: Sulphur Well (A), Bald Hill (B), Moore Spring (C), East Fork (D), Cave Ridge (E), North Metcalfe Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Russell County include: Walnut Grove Church (A), Foundation Church (B), Good Hope Church (C), Grace Union Church (D), Hickory College Church (E), Locust Grove Church (F), Lone Star Church (G), Missionary Mound Church (H), Mount Moriah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Webb Cemetery (1), Buck Hill Cemetery (2), Cassady Cemetery (3), Harvey Cemetery (4), Cedar Flats Cemetery (5), Center Cemetery (6), Creacy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: County Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Creek (A), Dry Fork Creek (B), Dry Fork Branch (C), Bacon Branch (D), Big Branch (E), Black Rock Creek (F), Branstetter Branch (G), Delk Branch (H), Norris Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Russell County: Branstetter Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Clark County, Nevada , Clark County, Kansas , Inyo County, California , Graves County , Hopewell city, Virginia , Poquoson city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.3%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (50% naturalized citizens)

Russell County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 60
  • 1985 to 1989: 7
  • 1980 to 1984: 37
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 28

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,984
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 51
  • 3 or 4: 131
  • 5 to 9: 156
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • 20 or more: 110
  • Mobile homes: 2,432
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Russell County with a mortgage: 1,616 (176 second mortgage, 210 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,455

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Russell County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,43642
Mainline Protestant2,14811
Catholic1671
Other--
None8,814-
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: 5
Russell County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Russell County:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Russell County:

10.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

31.6%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Russell County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,263
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $152.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.15%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,337
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,778
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 37.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.69%
Corn for grain: 3335 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 655 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3396 harvested acres
Vegetables: 53 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Russell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 1556111.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/16/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Russell County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 103.1 miles away from Russell County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 199.2 miles away from Russell County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1841): May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1537): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 4, 1998 to February 6, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1207): March 3, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1163): March 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • KentuckySevere Storm, Tornadoes, Hail, Incident Period: May 13, 1995 to May 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1055): June 13, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1055, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • KentuckySevere Storm, Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1018): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze, Snow
  • KentuckySevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3104): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3104, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (27%)
  • Other Western Europe (26%)
  • Hong Kong (18%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Greece (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Russell County (%):

  • United States or American (50%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Russell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,352 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 708 (11%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 95 (1%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 267 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 114 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,881.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.26% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($15,627 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($13,742 average AGI)
Russell County:

1.88%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adair County, KY  0.75% ($20,884 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.58% ($22,394)
from Casey County, KY  0.35% ($20,450)
from Fayette County, KY  0.24% ($22,643)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.46% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($16,319 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($5,773 average AGI)
Russell County:

1.11%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adair County, KY  0.95% ($22,815 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.74% ($24,024)
to Casey County, KY  0.33% ($18,211)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Russell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Russell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Russell County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Russell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Russell County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,873 (2,748 aged, 1,125 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 501 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (336)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (308)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (182)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (131)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (114)
  • Congestive heart failure (107)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (78)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (70)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (59)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (57)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9116.280
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 267.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14449.46

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1345.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 910.690

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.51

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 180.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,388
  • In family households: 14,615 (3,563 male householders, 1,426 female householders)
    3,722 spouses, 4,471 children (4,010 natural, 133 adopted, 328 stepchildren), 425 grandchildren, 131 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 190 other relatives, 464 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,773 (1,157 male householders (979 living alone)), 1,255 female householders (1,143 living alone)), 361 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 177 (140 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,447 2-persons, 1,222 3-persons, 814 4-persons, 339 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,122 1-person, 241 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

2,450 married couples with children.
858 single-parent households (226 men, 632 women).

97.0% of residents of Russell County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $116,300,000 ($6907 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,480,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,051,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $511,000
Federal grants: $40,596,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,453,000 ($853,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,074,000 ($829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,441,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,443,000
Federal Government insurance: $541,000

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

Births: 1,036
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,006
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +686
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Russell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.96 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 147
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,208
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,695
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,902
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,768
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,362
  • 1950 to 1959: 863
  • 1940 to 1949: 590
  • 1939 or earlier: 387
Rooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 98
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 864
  • 5 rooms: 1,748
  • 6 rooms: 1,208
  • 7 rooms: 630
  • 8 rooms: 451
  • 9+ rooms: 305
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 294
  • 4 rooms: 409
  • 5 rooms: 364
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 63
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 169
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,474
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,056
  • 4 bedrooms: 657
  • 5+ bedrooms: 113
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 257
  • 2 bedrooms: 665
  • 3 bedrooms: 427
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 398
  • 1 vehicle: 1,622
  • 2 vehicles: 2,203
  • 3 vehicles: 928
  • 4 vehicles: 257
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 283
  • 1 vehicle: 662
  • 2 vehicles: 391
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

65% of Russell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kentucky.

Russell County:

64.6%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 13000
  • Northeast: 168
  • Midwest: 2102
  • South: 730
  • West: 128

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Russell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (68.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.0%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (64.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.3%)
  • Wood (8.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 24
Here:

1.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

5.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 104
Here:

21.3%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Russell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $827,000
    General - Other: $645,000
    Corrections - Other: $447,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    Parks & Recreation: $115,000
    Police Protection: $111,000
    Financial Administration: $99,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $48,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Libraries: $33,000
    Fire Protection: $21,000
    Health Services - Other: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $33,000
    General - Other: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $549,000

Russell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $441,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $401,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,222,000
    Highways: $965,000
    General Support: $105,000
  • Tax - Property: $637,000
    Individual Income: $271,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $139,000
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000
    Public Utilities: $70,000
    NEC: $34,000

Russell County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $220,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $170,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $50,000

Russell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $600,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,439
  • Number of aged recipients: 168
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,271
  • Number of recipients under 18: 130
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 925
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 384
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 649
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 578
Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Russell County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11279.9 years
William11173.1 years
James11071.3 years
John8773.5 years
Robert4874.1 years
Charles3968.0 years
George3873.7 years
Joe3673.4 years
Eva3479.5 years
Ruth3376.8 years
Most common last names in Russell County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson17373.5 years
Grider10275.9 years
Foley8780.0 years
Smith8273.1 years
Johnson8073.2 years
Roy7372.7 years
Lawless6875.8 years
Brown6773.3 years
Popplewell6575.4 years
Stephens6577.4 years
Businesses in Russell County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Kmart1True Value1
Kroger1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Russell County on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"