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Russell County, Kentucky Facts

Facts
State Kentucky
Land area 253.7 square miles
Population Density 69.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,752
Population change 1%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 22.3%
65 and over 18.7%
Females 51.2%
White 97.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 74%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.9%
Veterans 1,142
Households and Housing
Households 7,270
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.8%
Median household income $29,721
The per capita income $17,107
Live below the poverty line. 27.3%
housing units 9,869
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $86,600
Residents owning their homes. 74.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,438
Women-owned firms 16.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $180,335
Retail sales per capita $10,563
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0