Russell County, Virginia Population 2020

Russell County, Virginia's estimated population is 26,190 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Virginia is the 67th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202026,190-279-1.05%
201926,469-279-1.04%
201826,748-279-1.03%
201727,027-358-1.31%
201627,385-439-1.58%
201527,824-230-0.82%
201428,054-258-0.91%
201328,312-91-0.32%
201228,403-257-0.90%
201128,660-197-0.68%
201028,8571900.66%
199028,667-3,094-9.74%
198031,7617,22829.46%
197024,533-1,757-6.68%
196026,290-528-1.97%
195026,8181910.72%
194026,6276702.58%
193025,957-829-3.09%
192026,7863,31214.11%
191023,4745,44330.19%
190018,0311,90511.81%
189016,1262,22015.96%
188013,9062,80325.25%
187011,1038238.01%
186010,280-1,639-13.75%
185011,9194,04151.29%
18407,8781,16417.34%
18306,7141,17821.28%
18205,536-783-12.39%
18106,3191,51131.43%
18004,8081,47044.04%
17903,3380.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.05%
County Website
Founded
January 2, 1786
County Seat
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Russell County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,67697.33%
Black or African American3581.31%
Two or More Races3551.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.07%
Some Other Race10.00%
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Russell County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Russell County, Virginia Median Age

45.4


Total

44.3


Male

46.2


Female

Russell County, Virginia Adults

There are 22,149 adults, (5,493 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Virginia.

Russell County, Virginia Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

14,037

51.21%

Male

13,371

48.79%

Russell County, Virginia Households and Families

Russell County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Russell County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
All76.1%23.9%
Male68%32%
Non Family67.6%32.4%
Female49.7%50.3%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9652.4576.1
Married5,7073.0887
Non Family3,8291.1367.6
Female9923.1949.7
Male4374.1968

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Russell County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,32411.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,8509.16%
High School Graduate7,28336.07%
Some College4,00419.83%
Associates Degree1,9979.89%
Bachelors Degree1,9469.64%
Graduate Degree7863.89%
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Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,60015,5092,669
Black29827526
Multiple Races17516019
Hispanic1419918
Native American18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.62%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,113$41,739$27,804
Less Than High School$24,375$28,833$16,974
High School Grad$26,157$31,608$19,867
Some College$35,288$46,096$26,864
Bachelors Degree$48,343$63,821$41,449
Graduate Degree$47,250$54,042$42,325

$35,113

Average Earnings

$41,739

Average Male

$27,804

Average Female

Russell County, Virginia Language

Russell County, Virginia Language by Age

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Russell County, Virginia Language

98.68% of Russell County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.71% of the population.

Russell County, Virginia Poverty

Russell County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,3055,11719.45%
Black2629636.64%
Hispanic1863418.28%
Multiple346298.38%

19.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.29%

Male Poverty Rate

22.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is Black, with 36.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is Multiple, with 8.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.67%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.67%
High School21.61%
Some College13.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.52%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.33%
Male Unemployed15.30%
Female Employed6.48%
Male Employed3.92%

Russell County, Virginia Income

Russell County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,482$51,444
Families$50,991$63,114
Married Families$60,505-
Non Families$20,022$27,557
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Russell County, Virginia Marital Status

Russell County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Russell County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Russell County, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Russell County, Virginia Veterans

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1,106

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam486
First Gulf War185
Second Gulf War138
Korea26
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74290
55 to 64282
35 to 54242
75+198
18 to 3494
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0704.96%
Hispanic3921.91%
Black216.56%
2 or More156.98%

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Virginia Employment Status

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44.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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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79.87%

Born in Virginia

99.37%

Native Born

0.63%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.37% of Russell County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.87% having been born in Virginia. 0.19% 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