Russell County, Virginia Population 2021

Russell County, Virginia's estimated population is 26,168 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Russell County, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 28,878 and has seen a growth of -9.38% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,168-209-0.79%
202026,377-209-0.79%
201926,586-209-0.78%
201826,795-251-0.93%
201727,046-376-1.37%
201627,422-432-1.55%
201527,854-223-0.79%
201428,077-259-0.91%
201328,336-91-0.32%
201228,427-256-0.89%
201128,683-195-0.68%
201028,8782110.74%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.79%
County Website
Founded
January 2, 1786
County Seat
2010 Population
28,878
Growth Since 2010
-9.38%
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Russell County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,52297.72%
Two or More Races2781.02%
Black or African American2741.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.24%
Some Other Race10.00%
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Russell County, Virginia Population By Race

Russell County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Russell County, Virginia Median Age

45.7


Total

45


Male

46.6


Female

Russell County, Virginia Adults

There are 21,960 adults, (5,610 of whom are seniors) in Russell County, Virginia.

Russell County, Virginia Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Russell County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

13,835

50.97%

Masculino

13,306

49.03%

Russell County, Virginia Population by Age

Russell County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Russell County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
All76.1%23.9%
Masculino67.1%32.9%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Mujer46.3%53.7%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Russell County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8122.4676.1
Married5,6923.0988.4
Non Family3,7671.1765.9
Mujer9093.1546.3
Masculino4443.9567.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Russell County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,12710.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,8229.11%
High School Graduate7,60138.00%
Some College4,10720.53%
Associates Degree1,9069.53%
Bachelors Degree1,8209.10%
Graduate Degree6183.09%
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Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,49215,7182,410
Hispanic21610314
Black20418514
Native American6623
2+ Races6554

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.36%.

Russell County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$34,931$41,479$27,364
Less Than 9th Grade$26,759$39,931$14,453
High School Graduate$25,510$31,075$19,643
Some College$35,924$46,345$29,003
Bachelors Degree$49,593$65,475$44,213
Graduate Degree$50,000$$42,973

$34,931

Average Earnings

$41,479

Average Male

$27,364

Average Female

Russell County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Russell County, Virginia Language by Age

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Russell County, Virginia Language

98.02% of Russell County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Russell County, Virginia Language

Russell County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,0585,45420.93%
Black19611860.20%
Hispanic31610533.23%

21.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.04%

Male Poverty Rate

22.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Russell County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is Black, with 60.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Russell County, Virginia is White, with 20.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.44%.

Russell County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.70%
High School24.78%
Some College12.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.57%

Russell County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.81%
Male Unemployed25.21%
Female Employed7.30%
Male Employed5.66%

Russell County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Russell County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,758$51,299
Families$48,634$62,853
Married Families$56,629-
Non Families$20,980$27,730
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Income by Household Type

Russell County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,268

Number of Veterans

1,117

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam506
First Gulf War252
Second Gulf War177
Korea56
World War II17

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+336
35 to 54322
65 to 74271
55 to 64232
18 to 34107

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2405.76%
Hispanic7224.66%
2+ Races2318.11%
Black52.22%

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Russell County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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43.9%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Russell County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Russell County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Russell County, Virginia Employment by Education

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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78.27%

Born in Russell County, Virginia

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Russell County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 78.27% 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 Latin America.

Russell County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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