Russell County, AL

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2022 Population
58,849
0.262% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22%
0.382% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,420
7.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,900
8.82% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,595
1.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Russell County, AL had a population of 58.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $47,420. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Russell County, AL grew from 58,695 to 58,849, a 0.262% increase and its median household income grew from $44,065 to $47,420, a 7.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Russell County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), White (Hispanic) (2.89%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.5%).

None of the households in Russell County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Russell County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Russell County, AL are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (646 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Russell County, AL was $141,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.2%.

Most people in Russell County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Russell County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Russell County, AL is home to a population of 58.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.94% of Russell County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Russell County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Russell County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Russell County, AL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Russell County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.2k ± 497
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.9k ± 314
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 525
5.86%
Hispanic Population
3.45k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Russell County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.86% of the people in Russell County, AL are hispanic (3.45k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Russell County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.73k people
3.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.83k people

As of 2022, 2.94% of Russell County, AL residents (1.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Russell County, AL was 3.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,546 ± 468
  2. Vietnam
    1,312 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    684 ± 261

Russell County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Russell County, AL employs 22.6k people. The largest industries in Russell County, AL are Manufacturing (3,226 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,986 people), and Retail Trade (2,873 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,179), Wholesale Trade ($54,550), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,500).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22.6k
2022 Value
± 1,448
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 9.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 22.8k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Russell County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,098 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,095 people), and Production Occupations (1,902 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Russell County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.6k
2022 Value
± 1,448
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 9.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 22.8k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Russell County, AL, are Manufacturing (3,226 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,986 people), and Retail Trade (2,873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Russell County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Russell County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,154
Median earning men ± $3,738
$28,465
Median earning women ± $3,181

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,569), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,024), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,156).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,412), Public Administration ($42,734), and Manufacturing ($40,341).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 257
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 190
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Russell County, AL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.2%), followed by Other (1.11%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Russell County, AL awarded 646 degrees. The student population of Russell County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 560 male students and 1,081 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Russell County, AL are White (304 and 47.1%), followed by Black or African American (222 and 34.4%), Two or More Races (64 and 9.91%), and Unknown (24 and 3.72%).

The largest universities in Russell County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (646 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Russell County, AL are General Studies (302 and 46.7%), Registered Nursing (63 and 9.75%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (51 and 7.89%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,641 students enrolled in Russell County, AL, 34.1% men and 65.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 754 records, of which 71.1% were women and 28.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 63 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Russell County, AL was General Studies with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Russell County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
646 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chattahoochee Valley Community College with 646 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Russell County, AL, which is 0.549 times less than the 417 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 304 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 222 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,230) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Russell County, AL was $141,900 in 2022, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $130,400 to $141,900, a 8.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Russell County, AL is 61.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Russell County, AL have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Russell County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Russell County, AL is $47,420. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Russell County, AL was Census Tract 310 with a value of $71,616, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $54,178 and $52,319.

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.748%.

Property

$141,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,971
$14,351
Median Property Taxes
±$1,035

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Russell County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Russell County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.2% of the housing units in Russell County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 310
  2. Census Tract 305
  3. Census Tract 304.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Russell County, AL was Census Tract 310 with a value of $71,616, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $54,178 and $52,319.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Russell County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,420
Median Household Income
± $2,828
23.5k
Number of Households
± 1,423

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Russell County, AL grew to $47,420 from the previous year's value of $44,065.

The following chart displays the households in Russell County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Russell County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.04%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.05%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Russell County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.04%) and those who worked at home (6.05%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Russell County, AL have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.02% of the workforce in Russell County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Russell County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Russell County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.748%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Russell County, AL (12.8k out of 58.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Russell County, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 31.7% of the children was living in poverty in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 505 in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 43.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.3% of the population of Russell County, AL has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 9.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see 4830 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.4% increase from the previous year (3852 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3882 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2080 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Russell County, AL

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see an average of 4,830 patients per year. This represents a 25.4% increase from the previous year (3,852 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Russell County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
30.9%
Employer Coverage
21%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
9.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Russell County, AL grew by 10.3% from 10.6% to 11.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.9 in Russell County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.5% in Russell County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.3% in Russell County, AL.

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