Russell Springs, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 2,750 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 1,383  (50.3%)
Females: 1,367  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42642.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $33,740 (it was $18,600 in 2000)
Russell Springs:

$33,740
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,363 (it was $14,660 in 2000)

Russell Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $173,786 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Russell Springs:

$173,786
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $182,445; detached houses: $180,549; mobile homes: $218,856

Median gross rent in 2022: $697.

March 2022 cost of living index in Russell Springs: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 27.2%
(29.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Russell Springs, KY (2022)
    • 2,43589.6%White alone
    • 2057.5%Two or more races
    • 943.5%Hispanic
    • 160.6%Black alone

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According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Russell Springs, Kentucky as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Russell Springs is 90 to 1.


Crime rates in Russell Springs by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.6)
1
(38.9)
5
(193.2)
1
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(112.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.0)
1
(40.7)
2
(81.5)
1
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.9)
2
(77.3)
1
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.0)
2
(81.4)
2
(81.5)
2
(81.5)
2
(79.7)
1
(39.5)
1
(39.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.6)
6
(228.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(112.3)
2
(71.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(1,109)
17
(696.4)
7
(284.8)
12
(489.2)
14
(570.3)
16
(637.7)
11
(435.0)
15
(594.1)
12
(466.4)
12
(463.7)
19
(721.9)
15
(563.7)
8
(299.5)
2
(71.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(2,985)
34
(1,393)
50
(2,034)
49
(1,998)
41
(1,670)
40
(1,594)
32
(1,265)
48
(1,901)
40
(1,555)
49
(1,893)
62
(2,356)
54
(2,029)
21
(786.2)
8
(287.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(85.3)
1
(41.0)
4
(162.7)
3
(122.3)
1
(40.7)
5
(199.3)
3
(118.6)
4
(158.4)
5
(194.3)
13
(502.3)
11
(417.9)
10
(375.8)
6
(224.6)
2
(71.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.0)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index203.8128.2175.3164.7138.5172.298.5169.9153.1411.1265.6150.7182.736.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Russell Springs, KY

Crime rate in Russell Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 8 (7 officers - 6 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Kentucky average:

1.89
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Ancestries: American (35.8%), British (16.4%), English (15.0%), German (13.3%), Irish (7.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1936

Land area: 4.61 square miles.

Population density: 597 people per square mile   (low).

Russell Springs, Kentucky map

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Kentucky:

2.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Russell Springs city:

0.6% ($340)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (74.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (358.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Jamestown, KY (2.2 miles ),
White Oak, KY (2.4 miles ),
Eli, KY (2.8 miles ),
Bryan, KY (3.0 miles ),
Glens Fork, KY (3.2 miles ),
Dunnville, KY (3.4 miles ),
Columbia, KY (3.6 miles ),
Casey Creek, KY (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.05 N, Longitude: 85.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,448 (+90.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 821 (71.2%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Russell Springs, KY in 2022
Distribution of house value in Russell Springs, KY in 2022
Russell Springs satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $266,700
  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $337,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $20,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Russell Springs, KY residents
Average permit cost in Russell Springs, KY
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.0%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in Russell Springs, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Apparel (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Apparel (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.8%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Russell Springs, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Religious workers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in Russell Springs, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Russell Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Russell Springs city center killed 2 people and injured 72 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

Earthquake activity:

Russell Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 110% greater 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 101.1 miles away from Russell Springs 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) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from Russell Springs center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 161.5 miles away from the city 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 106.9 miles away from Russell Springs 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 195.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Russell Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Russell Springs:

  • RUSSELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 153 DOWELL ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Russell Springs:

  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF KY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; COLUMBIA, KY)

Heliports located in Russell Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Russell Springs:

  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 13 miles; Columbia, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 25 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Somerset Community College (about 26 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 56 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 64 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 66 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

Public high school in Russell Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Russell Springs:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Russell Springs: Russell Springs Fire Department (A), Russell County Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pine Crest RV Park & Cabins (Recreation Areas; 1080 Hwy 1383), Russell CO Tourist Commission (650 South Highway 127), Bates' Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 32 Comanche Way).

Hotels: Shiloh Motor Inn (60 Steve Drive), Lake Pointe Motel (1583 Highway 1383), Cumberland Lodge (Highway 127 South), Alligator Inn (Highway 76), Lymon's Motel (Highway 80 & 127), Springs Motel (Highway 80 & 127).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Russell Springs and their reported violations in the past:

RUSSELL SPRINGS WATER & SEWER (Population served: 12,474, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-30-2007 to APR-02-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
16 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000
2 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Russell Springs (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Russell Springs: The First National Bank Of Russell S, Downtown Branch, Highway 127 South Branch. Info updated 2007/02/22: Bank assets: $181.6 mil, Deposits: $154.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky: Russell Springs Branch at 2261 South Highway 127, branch established on 2009/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.0 mil, Deposits: $114.5 mil, headquarters in Columbia, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: United Citizens Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Russell Springs Main Branch at 2198 Lakeway Drive, branch established on 1935/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of Jamestown: Russell Springs Branch at 43 Highway 910, branch established on 2007/07/16. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $165.5 mil, Deposits: $126.5 mil, headquarters in Jamestown, KY, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Jamestown Bancorp Inc
  • The Monticello Banking Company: Russell County Branch at 2449 South Highway 127, branch established on 2002/02/19. Info updated 2010/11/02: Bank assets: $591.7 mil, Deposits: $535.7 mil, headquarters in Monticello, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monticello Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Russell Springs:

Marital status in Russell Springs, KY
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 33.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 28.7%

For population 25 years and over in Russell Springs:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Kentucky average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Russell Springs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Russell Springs, KY (based on Russell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,43642
Mainline Protestant2,14811
Catholic1671
Other--
None8,814-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Russell County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Russell County:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Russell County:

20.5%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Russell Springs:

45.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Russell Springs:

38.4%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Russell Springs:

28.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.4%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Russell Springs:

12.6%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Russell Springs:

33.7%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

48.3%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Russell Springs:

72.8%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Russell Springs, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$43,639$43,6390$0
Water Supply 6$23,577$47,1540$0
Financial Administration 6$26,453$52,9061$2,089
Parks and Recreation 5$14,341$34,4180$0
Solid Waste Management 3$10,882$43,5280$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,969$95,6287$4,932
Fire - Other 0$0 20$2,038
Totals for Government 33$126,860$46,13128$9,059

Russell Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,032,000 ($738.91)
    Sewerage: $942,000 ($342.55)
    Police Protection: $734,000 ($266.91)
    Central Staff Services: $607,000 ($220.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $235,000 ($85.45)
    Regular Highways: $213,000 ($77.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $81,000 ($29.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($13.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($2.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $295,000 ($107.27)
    Regular Highways: $138,000 ($50.18)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($39.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,266,000 ($460.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($34.18)

Russell Springs government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $642,000 ($233.45)
    Other: $183,000 ($66.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $146,000 ($53.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($4.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($2.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $25,000 ($9.09)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($1.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,053,000 ($746.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $89,000 ($32.36)
    Highways: $48,000 ($17.45)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,016,000 ($369.45)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $569,000 ($206.91)
    Property: $413,000 ($150.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $199,000 ($72.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $154,000 ($56.00)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000 ($21.82)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.36)

Russell Springs government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,826,000 ($1027.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,717,000 ($988.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000 ($74.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,000 ($35.27)

Russell Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,114,000 ($768.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $296,000 ($107.64)
Businesses in Russell Springs, 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
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Russell Springs:

  • WJKY (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WIDS (570 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAIN (1270 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, KY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Russell Springs:

  • WJRS (104.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, KY; Owner: LAKE CUMBERLAND BROADCASTERS)
  • WHVE (92.7 FM; RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY; Owner: SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDCL-FM (89.7 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAIN-FM (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, KY; Owner: TRI-COUNTY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WVLC (99.9 FM; MANNSVILLE, KY; Owner: PATRICIA RODGERS)
  • WCKQ (104.1 FM; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION & TAYLOR COUNTIES INC)
  • WKII-FM (102.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKYR-FM (107.9 FM; BURKESVILLE, KY; Owner: RAY MULLINIX)
  • WKDO-FM (98.7 FM; LIBERTY, KY; Owner: CARLOS D. WESLEY)

TV broadcast stations around Russell Springs:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Russell Springs fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Russell Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 276ft / 84.1mTotal length
  • $3,420,000Total costs
  • 69,696Total average daily traffic
  • 8,079Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Russell Springs, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 181970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Russell Springs, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Russell Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Russell Springs, KY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Russell Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1183Y, N1183Y, N-1183Y, Serial Number: 15059583, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 08/20/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Arlus Michael Foley, 568 E Steve Wariner Dr, Russell Springs, KY 42642
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 616CW, N616CW, N-616CW, Serial Number: 1620, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 04/10/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Dixie Air LLC, 1767 Highway 1870, Russell Springs, KY 42642
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525B (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ44-3A (2820 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 852SP, N852SP, N-852SP, Serial Number: 525B0092, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/2008
    Registrant (LLC): Stephens Pipe & Steel LLC, 2224 E Highway 619, Russell Springs, KY 42642

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of reported fires - 56 took place in 2012, and the least - 5 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Russell Springs, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.8%), and Outside Fires (31.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Russell Springs, KY
    • 25046.8%Structure Fires
    • 16831.5%Outside Fires
    • 9517.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 213.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Russell Springs, KY
Most common first names in Russell Springs, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7479.4 years
James7370.2 years
William6975.3 years
John5574.9 years
Robert3475.0 years
George2873.9 years
Charles2766.7 years
Eva2677.5 years
Ruth2376.8 years
Joe2175.0 years
Most common last names in Russell Springs, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson16073.3 years
Foley7780.2 years
Grider7377.0 years
Roy7072.6 years
Smith6872.7 years
Johnson6272.5 years
Stephens5976.6 years
Robertson5775.8 years
Popplewell5574.8 years
Gosser5476.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Russell Springs, KY
  • 90.7%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Russell Springs, KY
  • 98.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Russell Springs compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Russell Springs on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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