Russell County, Kentucky Population 2024

18,144

Russell County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 18,144 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Kentucky is the 65th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 17,582 and has seen a growth of 3.2% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,059-17-0.09%
202818,076-17-0.09%
202718,093-17-0.09%
202618,110-17-0.09%
202518,127-17-0.09%
202418,144-17-0.09%
202318,161-17-0.09%
202218,178-17-0.09%
202118,1952001.11%
202017,995510.28%
201917,9441450.81%
201817,799780.44%
201717,721-48-0.27%
201617,769750.42%
201517,694-101-0.57%
201417,795360.2%
201317,7591110.63%
201217,648-64-0.36%
201117,7121300.74%
201017,582
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%
18303,879-14,180-78.52%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-17)
County Website
Russell County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,582
Area
254 mi²
Density
71 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.2% (562)
Founded
December 14, 1825

Russell County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,87693.65%
Two or more races6553.63%
Other race2961.64%
Black or African American1941.08%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Russell County, Kentucky Population by Race

Russell County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Russell County, Kentucky Median Age

42.4

Total

40.9

Male

44.1

Female

Russell County, Kentucky Adults

There are 13,895 adults, (3,642 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Kentucky.

Russell County, Kentucky Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female9,09050.44%
Male8,93149.56%

Russell County, Kentucky Population by Age

Russell County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,0072.5474.425.6
Married3,2123.1286.713.3
Non Family2,5161.3364.235.8
Female7163.515842
Male5633.3970.529.5
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Russell County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Russell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 22.73%.

Russell County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,549

Average Earnings

$42,751

Average Male

$34,931

Average Female

Russell County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Russell County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Russell County, Kentucky Language

95.63% of Russell County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Russell County, Kentucky Language

Russell County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,3253,38120.71%
Multiple65521833.28%
Hispanic68519328.18%
Black17611163.07%
Other2967224.32%
showing: 5 rows

21.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.04%

Male Poverty Rate

25.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Kentucky is Black, with 63.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Kentucky is White, with 20.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.67%.

Russell County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.83%
High School19.91%
Some College14.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Russell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.15%
Female Unemployed52.99%
Female Employed12.56%
Male Employed5.28%
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Russell County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Russell County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Russell County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Russell County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,114

Number of Veterans

1,071

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Russell County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Kentucky 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

75.76%

Born in Russell County, Kentucky

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Russell County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 75.76% having been born in Kentucky. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Russell County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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