Russell County VA Information


Russell County Subdivisions

Russell County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,137
Population in Households 29,703
Population in Familes 24,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 434
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 12,451
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 8,677
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,624 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,827 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,953 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $92,300
Average Home Value $135,191


Median Household Income $34,848
Average Household Income $46,499
Per Capita Income $19,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.29%
Households 0.67% 0.28%
Families 0.55% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Russell County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 56th
Population Density1 # 94 30th
Diversity Index2 # 131 3rd
Median Household Income # 122 10th
Per Capita Income # 119 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.