Russell County, Alabama Population 2024

58,894

Russell County, Alabama's estimated 2024 population is 58,894 with a growth rate of 0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Alabama is the 24th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 53,327 and has seen a growth of 10.44% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202959,6441500.25%
202859,4941500.25%
202759,3441500.25%
202659,1941500.25%
202559,0441500.25%
202458,8941500.26%
202358,7441500.26%
202258,594-87-0.15%
202158,681-577-0.97%
202059,2581,1602%
201958,0981650.28%
201857,9337991.4%
201757,134-1,156-1.98%
201658,290-656-1.11%
201558,946-364-0.61%
201459,310910.15%
201359,2191,6702.9%
201257,5492,6654.86%
201154,8841,5572.92%
201053,32700%
199046,860-496-1.05%
198047,3561,9624.32%
197045,394-957-2.06%
196046,3515,98714.83%
195040,3644,58912.83%
194035,7758,39830.68%
193027,377-71-0.26%
192027,4481,5115.83%
191025,937-1,146-4.23%
190027,0832,99012.41%
189024,093-744-3%
188024,8373,20114.79%
187021,636-4,956-18.64%
186026,5927,04436.03%
185019,5486,03544.66%
184013,513-46,131-77.34%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.26% (150)
County Website
Russell County
State
Alabama
County Seat
2020 Population
59,258
Area
641 mi²
Density
92 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.61% (-364)
Founded
December 18, 1832

Russell County, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,62246.94%
Black or African American26,41044.88%
Two or more races2,9945.09%
Other race1,1992.04%
Asian4590.78%
Native American1070.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander580.1%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Russell County, Alabama Population by Race

Russell County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2024

Russell County, Alabama Median Age

37.2

Total

36.3

Male

38

Female

Russell County, Alabama Adults

There are 44,689 adults, (8,769 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Alabama.

Russell County, Alabama Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female30,72452.21%
Male28,12547.79%

Russell County, Alabama Population by Age

Russell County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,4622.4861.238.8
Married9,8273.1481.718.3
Non Family8,7681.1550.949.1
Female3,6243.7533.866.2
Male1,2433.0351.448.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Russell County, Alabama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1865.48%
9th to 12th Grade3,7189.33%
High School Graduate11,79429.58%
Some College10,35325.97%
Associates Degree5,29313.28%
Bachelors Degree4,08810.25%
Graduate Degree2,4366.11%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Russell County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Russell County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White18,94516,7893,123
Black17,48514,1942,737
Hispanic1,8101,432323
2+ Races1,4881,392323
Other Race606501108
Asian37237298
Native American36200
Islander888

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Russell County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,047$45,430$28,520
Less Than 9th Grade$25,929$47,857$20,377
High School Graduate$33,098$38,857$24,168
Some College$34,425$46,021$25,886
Bachelors Degree$51,919$60,831$45,551
Graduate Degree$62,240$64,133$57,783

$37,047

Average Earnings

$45,430

Average Male

$28,520

Average Female

Russell County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Russell County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Russell County, Alabama Language

94.34% of Russell County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 5.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.96% of the population.

Russell County, Alabama Language

Russell County, Alabama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black26,2417,46428.44%
White25,5313,38913.27%
Hispanic3,4301,27237.08%
Multiple2,89881328.05%
Other1,19150041.98%
Asian4596313.73%
Islander585086.21%
Native1074239.25%

22.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.61%

Male Poverty Rate

24.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Alabama is Islander, with 86.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Alabama is White, with 13.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.45%.

Russell County, Alabama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.96%
High School20.85%
Some College15.39%
Bachelors or Greater6.6%

Russell County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.04%
Female Unemployed30.66%
Female Employed13.71%
Male Employed5.56%

Russell County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Russell County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,420$62,441
Families$60,960$74,303
Married Families$73,003$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,745$40,889

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Russell County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Russell County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Russell County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Russell County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Russell County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,728

Number of Veterans

4,862

Male Veterans

866

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War2,546
First Gulf War1,757
Vietnam1,371
Korea95
World War II14

Russell County, Alabama Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 542,240
55 to 641,376
65 to 741,030
18 to 34575
75+507

Russell County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,80513.63%
Black2,53312.79%
Hispanic24212.4%
Asian16942.78%
Other Race14518.57%
2+ Races764.7%

Russell County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Russell County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Russell County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.04%

Born in Russell County, Alabama

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

1.1%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.06% of Russell County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 32.04% having been born in Alabama. 1.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Russell County, Alabama Place of Birth

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