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Russell County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 27,401 (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: 58 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Russell County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.9%), Retail trade (11.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Russell County, VA (2019)
    • 26,17396.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3311.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2801.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2340.9%Two or more races
    • 630.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 13,442  (49.1%)
Females: 13,959  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Russell County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,954 ($26,834 in 1999)
This county:

$40,954
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $509)
This county:

$401
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,634 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Russell:

$103,634
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,196 - $170,948
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $296

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:

  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 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
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2006: 117 buildings, average cost: $277,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2018: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $163,700
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 2019: $706 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $595 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Russell, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Russell, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Russell, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.9%
Russell County:

19.9%
Virginia:

9.9%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.0% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.1 years old
(Males: 45.2 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 49.9 years old, American Indian residents: 65.1 years old, Asian residents: 6.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 46.2 years old, Other race residents: 36.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Virginia:

4.6%

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

Current college students: 1,011
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 255 (70.1% naturalized citizens)

Russell County:

0.9%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 892010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 91990 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: 9,415
  • One, attached: 127
  • Two: 134
  • 3 or 4: 246
  • 5 to 9: 297
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 31
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 3,281

Housing units in Russell County with a mortgage: 3,021 (29 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,418

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

67.7% 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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from Russell County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 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 Russell 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 8, 2018 - September 21, 2018, FEMA Id: 4401, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Russell

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,170 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 714 (9.6%)
  • Bus: 12 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 58 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 149 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 315 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Brazil (25%)
  • Cuba (24%)
  • Turkey (24%)
  • Lebanon (11%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Other Northern Africa (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Russell County


  • American (69%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Welsh (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)

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 $49,481.

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($29,732 average AGI)
0.72% relocated from other states ($6,403 average AGI)
Russell County:

0.72%
Virginia average:

3.61%

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  0.74% ($39,984 average AGI)
from Washington County, VA  0.59% ($39,265)
from Wise County, VA  0.49% ($27,488)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.47% ($33,846)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($26,808 average AGI)
1.27% relocated to other states ($14,931 average AGI)
Russell County:

1.27%
Virginia average:

3.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, VA  0.86% ($41,417 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, VA  0.67% ($35,982)
to Wise County, VA  0.57% ($31,521)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.26% ($35,636)

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 2019: 12.6

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 2018: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
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 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (508)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (458)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (378)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (363)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (297)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (232)
  • Unspecified dementia (163)
  • Congestive heart failure (115)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (77)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (73)

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: 27,401
  • Male householders: 5,416 (1,302 living alone), Female householders: 5,535 (2,139 living alone)
  • 5,698 spouses (5,698 opposite-sex spouses), 451 unmarried partners, (448 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,178 children (6,491 natural, 443 adopted, 267 stepchildren), 1,004 grandchildren, 309 brothers or sisters, 174 parents, 8 foster children, 460 other relatives, 702 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 497

Size of family households: 3,935 2-persons, 1,579 3-persons, 1,068 4-persons, 357 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,436 1-person, 428 2-persons, 39 3-persons.

3,097 married couples with children.
1,017 single-parent households (318 men, 699 women).

97.8% of residents of Russell speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% 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:

4.4

Year house built in Russell County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Russell County, Virginia
  • 852014 or later
  • 2642010 to 2013
  • 1,1382000 to 2009
  • 2,5211990 to 1999
  • 1,8671980 to 1989
  • 3,2191970 to 1979
  • 1,2721960 to 1969
  • 1,0041950 to 1959
  • 6731940 to 1949
  • 1,4231939 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
  • 82 rooms
  • 2263 rooms
  • 8704 rooms
  • 1,7505 rooms
  • 1,8386 rooms
  • 1,5927 rooms
  • 9058 rooms
  • 1,1049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • 331 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 1473 rooms
  • 8154 rooms
  • 6875 rooms
  • 4146 rooms
  • 2317 rooms
  • 1738 rooms
  • 589+ 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
  • 991 bedroom
  • 1,5972 bedrooms
  • 5,0683 bedrooms
  • 1,1624 bedrooms
  • 3205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Russell County, Virginia
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1611 bedroom
  • 1,1962 bedrooms
  • 1,0453 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 965+ 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
  • 328no vehicle
  • 1,7441 vehicle
  • 2,9682 vehicles
  • 2,1483 vehicles
  • 7754 vehicles
  • 3675+ 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
  • 476no vehicle
  • 1,0401 vehicle
  • 7742 vehicles
  • 2863 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.8% of Russell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Virginia.

Russell County:

92.8%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 21,519
  • Other state: 5,535
  • Northeast: 308
  • Midwest: 795
  • South: 4,210
  • West: 180
Year householders moved into unit in Russell County, VA
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
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 9.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 158
Here:

6.6%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 247
Here:

18.7%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

4.0%
Virginia:

20.4%

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 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $872,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $485,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000
    Other: $76,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,292,000
    Regular Highways: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,594,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,341,000
    Police Protection: $2,048,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Housing and Community Development: $953,000
    General Public Buildings: $902,000
    Central Staff Services: $890,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000
    Libraries: $405,000
    General - Other: $213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,078,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $797,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,937,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,977,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,960,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $546,000
    Rents: $86,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $342,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
    General Public Building: $119,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,319,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $34,912,000
    Other: $3,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,402,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,419,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,237,000
    Other: $1,061,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $422,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,014,000

Russell County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $872,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $485,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000
    Other: $76,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,292,000
    Regular Highways: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,594,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,341,000
    Police Protection: $2,048,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Housing and Community Development: $953,000
    General Public Buildings: $902,000
    Central Staff Services: $890,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000
    Libraries: $405,000
    General - Other: $213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,078,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $797,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,937,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,977,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,960,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $546,000
    Rents: $86,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $342,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
    General Public Building: $119,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,319,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $34,912,000
    Other: $3,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,402,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,419,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,237,000
    Other: $1,061,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $422,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,014,000

Russell County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $872,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $485,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000
    Other: $76,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,292,000
    Regular Highways: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,594,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,341,000
    Police Protection: $2,048,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Housing and Community Development: $953,000
    General Public Buildings: $902,000
    Central Staff Services: $890,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000
    Libraries: $405,000
    General - Other: $213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,078,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $797,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,937,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,977,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,960,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $546,000
    Rents: $86,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $342,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
    General Public Building: $119,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,319,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $34,912,000
    Other: $3,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,402,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,419,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,237,000
    Other: $1,061,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $422,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,014,000

Russell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $872,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $485,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000
    Other: $76,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,292,000
    Regular Highways: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,594,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,341,000
    Police Protection: $2,048,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Housing and Community Development: $953,000
    General Public Buildings: $902,000
    Central Staff Services: $890,000
    Health - Other: $600,000
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000
    Libraries: $405,000
    General - Other: $213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,078,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $797,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,937,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,977,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,960,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $546,000
    Rents: $86,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $342,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
    General Public Building: $119,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,319,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $34,912,000
    Other: $3,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,402,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,419,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,237,000
    Other: $1,061,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $422,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Other License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,014,000

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
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"