Russell County, Kentucky


Russell County, Kentucky

Infobox U.S. County
county = Russell County
state = Kentucky


founded year = 1826
founded date =
seat wl = Jamestown
largest city wl = Russell Springs
area_total_sq_mi = 283
area_total_km2 = 732
area_land_sq_mi = 254
area_land_km2 = 657
area_water_sq_mi = 29
area_water_km2 = 76
area percentage = 10.36%
census yr = 2000
pop = 16315
density_sq_mi = 64
density_km2 = 25
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = www.russellcountyky.com
named for =

Russell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 16,315. Its county seat is JamestownGR|6. The county is named for William Russell. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 283 square miles (732 km²), of which, 254 square miles (657 km²) of it is land and 29 square miles (76 km²) of it (10.36%) is water. The highest point is 1,140' atop Dickerson Ridge in the extreme northern part of the county, the lowest point is 530' along the Cumberland River.

Adjacent counties

*Casey County (north)
*Pulaski County (northeast)
*Wayne County (southeast)
*Clinton County (south)
*Cumberland County (southwest)
*Adair County (west)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1830= 3879
1840= 4238
1850= 5349
1860= 6024
1870= 5809
1880= 7591
1890= 8136
1900= 9695
1910= 10861
1920= 11854
1930= 11930
1940= 13615
1950= 13717
1960= 11076
1970= 10542
1980= 13708
1990= 14716
2000= 16315
estimate=
estyear=
estref=
footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21207.txt

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 16,315 people, 6,941 households, and 4,796 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 9,064 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,941 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,042, and the median income for a family was $27,803. Males had a median income of $24,193 versus $18,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,183. About 20.40% of families and 24.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 27.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

* Jamestown
* Russell Springs
* Creelsboro

ee also

*Dry counties

References

External links

* [http://www.kentuckyhighlands.com/kh/counties/russell_county.asp The Kentucky Highlands Project]


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