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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 232,398 232,526 233,000 233,549 234,537  
  Russell County 17,725 17,770 17,636 17,722 17,775  
 Russell Springs2,4882,5112,5072,5542,569 
 Jamestown1,8131,8161,8011,8061,791 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,557 20.0 46,338 19.8  
  16-24 1,718 9.7 25,805 11.0  
  25-44 3,890 21.9 54,503 23.2  
  45-64 5,068 28.5 64,250 27.4  
  65-84 3,131 17.6 39,082 16.7  
  85 and older 411 2.3 4,559 1.9  
  Median Age 43.7   41.5    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 17,223 96.9 222,961 95.1  
  Black or African American 159 0.9 5,711 2.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 101 0.6 809 0.3  
  Asian 88 0.5 1,528 0.7  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 195 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 203 1.1 3,333 1.4  
  Hispanic Origin 655 3.7 6,467 2.8  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Russell County 17,949 18,178 18,303 18,362  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Russell County $28,137 $30,672 9.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,574- $29,128 $25,994- $35,884    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Russell County 7,081 2.47 $31,539  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.