Russell Springs is a city located in Russell County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,769, it is the 131st largest city in Kentucky and the 9255th largest city in the United States. Russell Springs is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 1.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,715 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Russell Springs has a population density of 591 people per square mile.
The average household income in Russell Springs is $40,254 with a poverty rate of 32.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $600 per month, and the median house value is $94,200. The median age in Russell Springs is 37.5 years, 39.4 years for males, and 37 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Russell Springswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.86%.
90.23% of Russell Springs residents speak only English, while 9.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.65% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell Springs is White, with 32.69% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell Springs is Multiple, with 9.63% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.59%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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94.16% of Russell Springs residents were born in the United States, with 68.42% having been born in Kentucky. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.