Russell County, Kentucky Population 2020

Russell County, Kentucky's estimated population is 17,985 with a growth rate of 0.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Kentucky is the 65th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202017,985820.46%
201917,903820.46%
201817,821820.46%
201717,739-28-0.16%
201617,767820.46%
201517,685-104-0.58%
201417,789360.20%
201317,7531120.63%
201217,641-60-0.34%
201117,7011270.72%
201017,5742,85819.42%
199014,7161,0087.35%
198013,7083,16630.03%
197010,542-534-4.82%
196011,076-2,641-19.25%
195013,7171020.75%
194013,6151,68514.12%
193011,930760.64%
192011,8549939.14%
191010,8611,16612.03%
19009,6951,55919.16%
18908,1365457.18%
18807,5911,78230.68%
18705,809-215-3.57%
18606,02467512.62%
18505,3491,11126.22%
18404,2383599.25%
18303,8790.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.46%
County Website
Founded
December 14, 1825
County Seat
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Russell County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,79894.58%
Some Other Race5242.95%
Two or More Races1871.05%
Black or African American1360.77%
Asian910.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.14%
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Russell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Russell County, Kentucky Median Age

43.1


Total

42


Male

43.8


Female

Russell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,735 adults, (3,400 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Kentucky.

Russell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,072

51.08%

Male

8,688

48.92%

Russell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Russell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Russell County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All74%26%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
Female51.1%48.9%
Male36.8%63.2%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0272.574
Married3,3533.0784.4
Non Family2,4651.1673.9
Female7203.5651.1
Male4893.6936.8

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Russell County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,55212.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,50712.08%
High School Graduate4,52336.25%
Some College2,26718.17%
Associates Degree1,0248.21%
Bachelors Degree9767.82%
Graduate Degree6285.03%
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Russell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,8939,1561,542
Hispanic3588414
Other Race26031
Multiple Races766921
Black5836
Asian534514
Native American241313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 90.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.17%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,636$30,429$28,214
Less Than High School$19,620$19,550$20,165
High School Grad$26,014$30,107$16,698
Some College$32,422$35,368$31,404
Bachelors Degree$41,722$52,188$31,348
Graduate Degree$53,077$56,167$52,808

$29,636

Average Earnings

$30,429

Average Male

$28,214

Average Female

Russell County, Kentucky Language

Russell County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Russell County, Kentucky Language

96.88% of Russell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Russell County, Kentucky Poverty

Russell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3983,87923.66%
Hispanic65631648.17%
Other52419737.60%
Multiple1709254.12%
Black1351410.37%

24.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.22%

Male Poverty Rate

25.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 54.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Kentucky is Black, with 10.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.19%
High School20.46%
Some College14.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.19%
Male Unemployed36.94%
Female Employed10.45%
Male Employed7.56%

Russell County, Kentucky Income

Russell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,159$45,749
Families$45,065$54,923
Married Families$50,198-
Non Families$20,583$26,787
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Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Russell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Russell County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Russell County, Kentucky Veterans

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843

Number of Veterans

806

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam385
First Gulf War120
Korea95
Second Gulf War66
World War II33
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74336
75+205
35 to 54152
55 to 64119
18 to 3431
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8356.32%
Black66.82%
2 or More22.11%

Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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12.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Kentucky Employment Status

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48.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.27%

Born in Kentucky

97.25%

Native Born

2.75%

Foreign Born

1.90%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.25% of Russell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 74.27% having been born in Kentucky. 1.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990