Russell County, VA

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2022 Population
25,763
0.652% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
0.427% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.3%
4.44% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,088
7.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,000
14.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Russell County, VA had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $44,088. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Russell County, VA declined from 25,932 to 25,763, a −0.652% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,100 to $44,088, a 7.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Russell County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.691%), White (Hispanic) (0.307%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.299%).

None of the households in Russell County, VA 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.

99.7% of the residents in Russell County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Russell County, VA was $112,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Russell County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Russell County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Russell County, VA is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.567% of Russell County, VA residents were born outside of the country (146 people).

In 2022, there were 50.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.8k people) in Russell County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 493 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 178 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Russell County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Russell County, VA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Russell County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.8k ± 79
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    493 ± 153
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    178 ± 99.6
0.691%
Hispanic Population
178 people

In 2022, there were 50.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.8k people) in Russell County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 493 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 178 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.691% of the people in Russell County, VA are hispanic (178 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.567%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
146 people
0.752%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
195 people

As of 2022, 0.567% of Russell County, VA residents (146 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, VA was 0.752%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    426 ± 169
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    258 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    178 ± 115

Russell County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Russell County, VA employs 8.78k people. The largest industries in Russell County, VA are Retail Trade (1,284 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,090 people), and Educational Services (966 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,231), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,750), and Utilities ($58,068).

Occupations

8.78k
2022 Value
± 727
−1.06%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Russell County, VA declined at a rate of −1.06%, from 8.88k employees to 8.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Russell County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,133 people), Production Occupations (785 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (756 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Russell County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.78k
2022 Value
± 727
−1.06%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Russell County, VA declined at a rate of −1.06%, from 8.88k employees to 8.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Russell County, VA, are Retail Trade (1,284 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,090 people), and Educational Services (966 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Russell County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Russell County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,818
Median earning men ± $4,464
$30,988
Median earning women ± $6,072

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,545), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,302), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,886).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,644), Manufacturing ($37,663), and Information ($35,865).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% 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 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 190
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 130
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 89
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Russell County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 81.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.867%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

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 Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 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 Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Russell County, VA was $112,000 in 2022, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $97,600 to $112,000, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Russell County, VA is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Russell County, VA have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Russell County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Russell County, VA is $44,088. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Russell County, VA was Census Tract 304.02 with a value of $64,543, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $45,598 and $42,988.

Property

$112,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,083
$7,812
Median Property Taxes
±$593

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, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Russell County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304.02
  2. Census Tract 306
  3. Census Tract 303

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Russell County, VA was Census Tract 304.02 with a value of $64,543, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $45,598 and $42,988.

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

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Household Income

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$44,088
Median Household Income
± $3,911
10.4k
Number of Households
± 804

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Russell County, VA grew to $44,088 from the previous year's value of $41,100.

The following chart displays the households in Russell County, VA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Russell County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.47%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Russell County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who worked at home (3.47%).

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

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Russell County, VA have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Russell County, VA 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, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Russell County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Russell County, VA (4.93k out of 25.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Russell County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

94% of the population of Russell County, VA has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 23% on Medicare, 8.32% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Russell County, VA see 4431 patients per year on average, which represents a 16% increase from the previous year (3821 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8882 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1159 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,431 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Russell County, VA

Primary care physicians in Russell County, VA see an average of 4,431 patients per year. This represents a 16% increase from the previous year (3,821 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.03%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
23%
Medicare
8.32%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Russell County, VA declined by 17.7% from 7.33% to 6.03%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 79.4 in Russell County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 37.5% in Russell County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.77% in Russell County, VA.

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