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Russell County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 28,314 (12% urban, 88% rural); it was 30,308 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,988
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,443
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,564
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,512 (it was 2,225 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 475 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Russell County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (38.8%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Russell County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 13,857  (48.9%)
Females: 14,457  (51.1%)
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Russell County,VA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Russell County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,509 ($26,834 in 1999)

This county:

$39,509
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $312, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$384
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,010 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Russell:

$100,010
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,003 - $181,784
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $894
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 222

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 127
  • Thefts: 217
  • Auto thefts: 38

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 235
  • Auto thefts: 33
Russell County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2010: 40 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $163,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Russell, VA residents
Average permit cost in Russell, VA
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: $710 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $578 (0.6%)

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: 16.4%
Russell County:

16.4%
Virginia:

11.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.3% for American Indian residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.6 years old
(Males: 43.8 years old, Females: 45.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 42.1 years old, American Indian residents: 57.4 years old, Asian residents: 5.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.3 years old, Other race residents: 35.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Russell County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $591 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lebanon, Castlewood, Honaker, Dante, Cleveland.

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: Southeastern Public Service Authority Isle of Wight Transfer Station (A), Kingsdale Industrial Park (B), Isle of Wight Industrial Park (C), Joyners Bridge Boat Ramp (D), Jones Creek Boat Ramp (E), Ballards Crossroads (F), State Prison Camp Number 3 (G), Blackwater Bridge Boat Ramp (H), Isle of Wight County Department of Emergency Services (I), Isle of Wight County Courthouse (J), Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office (K), Boykins Tavern Museum (L), Tandem Health Care of Windsor Nursing Home (M), Carrollton Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Russell County include: Antioch Church (A), Ash Grove Church (B), Riverview Church (C), Beaverdam Church (D), Bethany Presbyterian Church (E), Bethany Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Sandy Mount Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Battery Park Cemetery (1), Tyler Cemetery (2), Christian Home Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Mill Swamp Cemetery (5), Bethany Cemetery (6), Beaver Dam Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Dardens Pond (A), Prudens Millpond (B), Smithfield Lake (C), Alemar Pond (D), Pond B-2 (E), Lake Rhodes (F), Echo Lake (G), Tormento Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Corrowaugh Swamp (A), Green Swamp Creek (B), Brewers Creek (C), Williams Creek (D), Winall Creek (E), Beatty Creek (F), Warren Creek (G), Villines Swamp (H), Town Farm Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Charlotte County , Washington County , Wayne County, Kentucky , Martinsville city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 1,011
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 312 (28.6% naturalized citizens)

Russell County:

1.1%
Whole state:

12.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 2432000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 17Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,052
  • One, attached: 231
  • Two: 127
  • 3 or 4: 253
  • 5 to 9: 237
  • 10 to 19: 69
  • 20 to 49: 47
  • 50 or more: 49
  • Mobile homes: 3,525
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Russell County with a mortgage: 3,382 (74 second mortgage, 127 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,262

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Russell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,20145
Mainline Protestant1,36120
Black Protestant2372
Catholic841
Other532
None19,961-
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:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Russell County:

9.02 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Russell County:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.0%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Russell County:

Average size of farms: 150 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,615
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $126.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,606
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,599
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.46%
Corn for grain: 184 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Tornado activity:

Russell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 7869579.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Russell County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 133.6 miles away from Russell County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 20.3 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 128.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2004 to June 26, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1525: June 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1525, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1458: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • Virginia Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1406: April 02, 2002, FEMA Id: 1406, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2001 to August 27, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1386: July 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1014: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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 (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • Bulgaria (17%)
  • Brazil (14%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Russell County


  • American (56%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Welsh (1%)

Russell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,044 (86.0%)
  • Carpooled: 574 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 52 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 146 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 327 (4.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,050 people in state prisons
  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 139 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 28 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 200 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 160 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,595.

4.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($23,612 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($12,792 average AGI)
Russell County:

1.44%
Virginia average:

3.74%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($43,852 average AGI)
from Wise County, VA  0.58% ($31,740)
from Washington County, VA  0.55% ($30,333)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.35% ($42,167)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.14% ($32,750)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.13% ($38,727)


4.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.01% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($21,133 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($12,448 average AGI)
Russell County:

1.72%
Virginia average:

3.60%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.70% ($36,951 average AGI)
to Washington County, VA  0.64% ($37,964)
to Wise County, VA  0.53% ($33,935)
to Bristol city, VA  0.24% ($26,952)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.19% ($50,235)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.17% ($36,600)
to Washington County, TN  0.11% ($23,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Russell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

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: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Russell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
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: 6,913 (4,049 aged, 2,864 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 362 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (401)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (334)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (322)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (308)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (229)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (213)
  • Congestive heart failure (145)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (140)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (125)
  • Unspecified dementia (124)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,937
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 270
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,800

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 926
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,306

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 221.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 167.5
  • Other - 54.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,314
  • In family households: 23,319 (3,576 male householders, 3,460 female householders)
    5,734 spouses, 7,690 children (7,121 natural, 187 adopted, 385 stepchildren), 964 grandchildren, 279 brothers or sisters, 399 parents, 663 other relatives, 573 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,514 (1,829 male householders (1,622 living alone)), 2,193 female householders (2,080 living alone)), 479 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 479

Size of family households: 3,709 2-persons, 1,574 3-persons, 1,162 4-persons, 352 5-persons, 175 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,702 1-person, 298 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 16 5-persons.

3,293 married couples with children.
1,118 single-parent households (382 men, 736 women).

97.5% of residents of Russell speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 66% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $194,201,000 ($6,721 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,624,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $90,748,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,853,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,419,000
Federal grants: $35,528,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,704,000 ($14,569,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,949,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,967,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,215,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,796,000

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

Births: 1,601
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,756
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -145
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Russell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.02 millions of gallons per day (46% from ground, 54% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built in Russell County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Russell County, Virginia
  • 02014 or later
  • 2312010 to 2013
  • 1,7642000 to 2009
  • 2,4711990 to 1999
  • 1,7221980 to 1989
  • 2,8381970 to 1979
  • 1,3261960 to 1969
  • 1,0081950 to 1959
  • 6711940 to 1949
  • 1,3611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1933 rooms
  • 6794 rooms
  • 1,9085 rooms
  • 2,0586 rooms
  • 1,7457 rooms
  • 8248 rooms
  • 1,0559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • 651 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 2553 rooms
  • 6274 rooms
  • 6035 rooms
  • 4586 rooms
  • 1647 rooms
  • 1828 rooms
  • 729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Russell County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Russell County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1781 bedroom
  • 1,8012 bedrooms
  • 4,9973 bedrooms
  • 1,1324 bedrooms
  • 3125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • 65no bedroom
  • 2841 bedroom
  • 1,0872 bedrooms
  • 8563 bedrooms
  • 1314 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Russell County, Virginia 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
  • 300no vehicle
  • 2,0071 vehicle
  • 2,9412 vehicles
  • 2,1173 vehicles
  • 8014 vehicles
  • 3645+ 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
  • 464no vehicle
  • 1,1381 vehicle
  • 5512 vehicles
  • 3063 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.6% of Russell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Virginia.

Russell County:

90.6%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 22,096
  • Other state: 5,688
  • Northeast: 398
  • Midwest: 783
  • South: 4,323
  • West: 157
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
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 7.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.8%Electricity
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.9%Coal or coke
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 170
Here:

6.5%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

8.1%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 173
Here:

19.5%
Virginia:

19.9%

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:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $976,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $26,390,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,131,000
    Housing & Community Development: $3,787,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,581,000
    Police Protection: $1,479,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,006,000
    Financial Administration: $794,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $787,000
    Central Staff Services: $544,000
    General Public Buildings: $375,000
    Water Utilities: $337,000
    Fire Protection: $309,000
    Libraries: $294,000
    Regular Highways: $288,000
    Parks & Recreation: $165,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $138,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $85,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,178,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $832,000
    Police Protection: $183,000
    Welfare - Other: $51,000
    General Public Building: $38,000
    Financial Administration: $28,000
    Libraries: $21,000
    Judicial: $11,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,911,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000

Russell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $532,000
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000
    All Other: $98,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $22,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $161,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,410,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,398,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $176,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,252,000
    Public Welfare: $3,136,000
    All Other: $2,199,000
    General Support: $1,692,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,554,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,512,000
    NEC: $1,600,000
    Total General Sales: $1,183,000
    Public Utilities: $891,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $299,000

Russell County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $59,561,000
    Water Utilities: $892,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $14,970,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,175,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $426,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,816,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,114,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $890,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $58,036,000
    Other, NEC: $1,732,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,525,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,580,000
    Other, NEC: $73,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,564,000
    Beginning: $1,600,000

Russell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,023,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,036,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,651
  • Number of aged recipients: 144
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,507
  • Number of recipients under 18: 99
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,162
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 390
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 666
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 741
Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Russell County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Russell County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17269.0 years
Mary16777.5 years
William14373.8 years
John12773.3 years
Robert10669.8 years
Charles7170.9 years
Charlie6673.8 years
George5975.8 years
Henry5675.9 years
Walter5173.2 years
Most common last names in Russell County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jessee11575.5 years
Johnson11474.2 years
Fields10874.0 years
Honaker9068.9 years
Ball8770.5 years
Hess8477.1 years
Harris7971.5 years
Smith7670.1 years
Meade7372.5 years
Musick6569.9 years
Businesses in Russell County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Burger King2McDonald's1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid2
Ford2Subway3
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block3U-Haul2
Hardee's2UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Russell County on our top lists:

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