Russell County KY Information


Russell County Subdivisions

Russell County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,021
Population in Households 17,844
Population in Familes 14,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,674
Average Household Income $45,484
Per Capita Income $19,282


Total Housing Units 10,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,372 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,203 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,811 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $99,674
Average Home Value $141,758


Total Households 7,575
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,025
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.37%
Households 0.28% 0.35%
Families 0.09% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.76%


Russell County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 46th
Population Density # 54 55th
Diversity Index # 56 55th
Median Household Income # 105 13th
Per Capita Income # 92 24th

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