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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 231,700 232,398 232,526 233,000 233,549  
  Russell County 17,566 17,725 17,770 17,636 17,722  
 Russell Springs2,4622,4882,5112,5072,554 
 Jamestown1,7991,8131,8161,8011,806 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,565 20.1 46,159 19.8  
  16-24 1,728 9.8 25,806 11.0  
  25-44 3,966 22.4 54,470 23.3  
  45-64 5,030 28.4 64,381 27.6  
  65-84 3,044 17.2 38,261 16.4  
  85 and older 389 2.2 4,472 1.9  
  Median Age 43.3   41.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Russell County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 17,193 97.0 222,488 95.3  
  Black or African American 151 0.9 5,567 2.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 86 0.5 758 0.3  
  Asian 83 0.5 1,408 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 191 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 208 1.2 3,137 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 637 3.6 6,083 2.6  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Russell County $28,305 $31,907 12.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,968- $30,248 $26,876- $35,823    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Russell County 7,050 2.48 $30,720  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.