Russell County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Jamestown and the largest city is Russell Springs. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.rckygov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,774 and the 2010 census population was 17,568. The land area is 253.66 square miles and there are 69.2 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 3.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 73.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,600, there are 7,270 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,107, the median household income is $29,721, and 27.3% of the persons in Russell County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,438. Retail sales (in $1000) were $180,335, and sales per capita were $10,563. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 16.5%.
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