Russell County, AL

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2020 Population
57,938
0.0242% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
1.1% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21.8%
5.49% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$42,208
0.554% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$126,300
3.52% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,074
2.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Russell County, AL had a population of 57.9k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $42,208. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Russell County, AL declined from 57,952 to 57,938, a −0.0242% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,443 to $42,208, a −0.554% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Russell County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (45%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), White (Hispanic) (2.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.76%).

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.

98.6% of the residents in Russell County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Russell County, AL are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (391 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Russell County, AL was $126,300, and the homeownership rate was 60.5%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Russell County, AL is home to a population of 57.9k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.13% of Russell County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.82k people).

In 2020, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.1k people) in Russell County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Russell County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Russell County, AL was 97.9%, 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. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.1k ± 384
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 530
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 566
5.64%
Hispanic Population
3.27k people

In 2020, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.1k people) in Russell County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.64% of the people in Russell County, AL are hispanic (3.27k 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
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.82k people
3.66%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.12k people

As of 2020, 3.13% of Russell County, AL residents (1.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Russell County, AL was 3.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,894 ± 569
  2. Vietnam
    1,321 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    827 ± 300

Russell County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Russell County, AL employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in Russell County, AL are Retail Trade (3,464 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,220 people), and Manufacturing (3,209 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,719), Public Administration ($49,005), and Finance & Insurance ($45,759).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.1k
2020 Value
± 1,372
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 8.24%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 23.6k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Russell County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,193 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,751 people), and Production Occupations (2,115 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

23.1k
2020 Value
± 1,372
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 8.24%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 23.6k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Russell County, AL, are Retail Trade (3,464 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,220 people), and Manufacturing (3,209 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

$35,598
Median earning men ± $2,405
$24,556
Median earning women ± $2,057

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,375), Public Administration ($51,215), and Manufacturing ($46,545).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($90,188), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,481), and Public Administration ($39,531).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $458k
    Manufacturing
  2. $77.7k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $66k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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%).

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville 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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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Russell County, AL awarded 391 degrees. The student population of Russell County, AL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 447 male students and 952 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Russell County, AL are White (205 and 52.4%), followed by Black or African American (138 and 35.3%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 6.14%), and Two or More Races (12 and 3.07%).

The largest universities in Russell County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (391 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Russell County, AL are General Studies (158 and 40.4%), Registered Nursing (45 and 11.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 and 8.95%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,399 students enrolled in Russell County, AL, 32% men and 68% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 566 records, of which 72.3% were women and 27.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 117 degree-majors awarded
  2. 45 degree-majors awarded
  3. 13 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Russell County, AL was General Studies with 117 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
391 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chattahoochee Valley Community College with 391 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Russell County, AL, which is 0.492 times less than the 262 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 205 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 138 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Russell County, AL was $126,300 in 2020, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $122,000 to $126,300, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Russell County, AL is 60.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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 $42,208. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Russell County, AL was Census Tract 310 with a value of $61,676, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $53,472 and $48,292.

In 2018, 17.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2018, the indicator grew 0.832%.

Property

$126,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,962
$14,324
Median Property Taxes
±$975

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

60.5%
Homeownership
2020
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.5% of the housing units in Russell County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

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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 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Russell County, AL was Census Tract 310 with a value of $61,676, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $53,472 and $48,292.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,208
Median Household Income
± $2,255
23.7k
Number of Households
± 1,392

In 2020, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Russell County, AL declined from $42,208 from the previous year's value of $42,443.

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
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.45%)

In 2020, 85.1% of workers in Russell County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.5%) and those who worked at home (4.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% 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 2018, 17.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2018, the indicator grew 0.832%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Russell County, AL (12.5k out of 57.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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 2021, 25.4% of the children was living in poverty in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 505 in Russell County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 43.1 per 100,000 population.

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89.2% of the population of Russell County, AL has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 8.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see 3852 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.29% increase from the previous year (3803 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3864 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2147 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,852 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Russell County, AL

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see an average of 3,852 patients per year. This represents a 1.29% increase from the previous year (3,803 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
31.9%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
8.86%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Russell County, AL declined by 5.49% from 11.5% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Russell County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.3 in Russell County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 38.9% in Russell County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12% in Russell County, AL.

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