Russell County, Virginia Population 2024

25,190

Russell County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 25,190 with a growth rate of -0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Virginia is the 72nd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 28,873 and has seen a growth of -12.76% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,545-129-0.52%
202824,674-129-0.52%
202724,803-129-0.52%
202624,932-129-0.51%
202525,061-129-0.51%
202425,190-129-0.51%
202325,319-129-0.51%
202225,448-129-0.5%
202125,577-179-0.69%
202025,756-983-3.68%
201926,739-81-0.3%
201826,820-234-0.86%
201727,054-369-1.35%
201627,423-440-1.58%
201527,863-219-0.78%
201428,082-255-0.9%
201328,337-92-0.32%
201228,429-252-0.88%
201128,681-192-0.66%
201028,873
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%
17903,338-21,207-86.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.51% (-129)
County Website
Russell County
County Seat
2010 Population
28,873
Area
474 mi²
Density
53 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.76% (-3,683)
Founded
January 2, 1786

Russell County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,84996.45%
Black or African American5202.02%
Two or more races2420.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander770.3%
Native American570.22%
Asian100.04%
Other race80.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Asian

Other race

Russell County, Virginia Population by Race

Russell County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Russell County, Virginia Median Age

46.6

Total

45.1

Male

48

Female

Russell County, Virginia Adults

There are 21,059 adults, (5,822 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Virginia.

Russell County, Virginia Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female12,89450.05%
Male12,86949.95%

Russell County, Virginia Population by Age

Russell County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,4382.4274.825.2
Married4,9313.0887.912.1
Non Family3,8931.1868.231.8
Female1,0163.149.150.9
Male5983.9854.245.8
showing: 5 rows

3.07

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 44.26%.

Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,331

Average Earnings

$46,946

Average Male

$33,359

Average Female

Russell County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Russell County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Russell County, Virginia Language

98.89% of Russell County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.5% of the population.

Russell County, Virginia Language

Russell County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24,5774,58218.64%
Hispanic17813776.97%
Multiple23311850.64%
Black45111525.5%
Native543768.52%
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19.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.94%

Male Poverty Rate

19.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 76.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is White, with 18.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.8%.

Russell County, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.43%
High School24.38%
Some College13.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
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Russell County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed51.98%
Female Unemployed36.2%
Female Employed8.53%
Male Employed7.81%
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Russell County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Russell County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Russell County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Russell County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Russell County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Russell County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Russell County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,291

Number of Veterans

1,157

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

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Russell County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Russell County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Russell County, Virginia 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

76.17%

Born in Russell County, Virginia

99.43%

Native Born

0.57%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.43% of Russell County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in Virginia. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Russell County, Virginia Place of Birth

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