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Russell County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Russell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Jamestown
Largest city Russell Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

283 sq mi (733 km²)
254 sq mi (658 km²)
29 sq mi (75 km²), 10.36%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,315
64/sq mi (25/km²)
Founded 1826
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Russell County Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Russell County courthouse in Jamestown, Kentucky
Website www.russellcountyky.com

Russell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 16,315. Its county seat is Jamestown[1]. The county is named for William Russell. It is a prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 283 square miles (733 km2), of which 254 square miles (658 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) is water. The highest point is 1,140 feet (350 m) atop Dickerson Ridge in the extreme northern part of the county and the lowest point is 530 feet (160 m) along the Cumberland River.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 3,879
1840 4,238 9.3%
1850 5,349 26.2%
1860 6,024 12.6%
1870 5,809 −3.6%
1880 7,591 30.7%
1890 8,136 7.2%
1900 9,695 19.2%
1910 10,861 12.0%
1920 11,854 9.1%
1930 11,930 0.6%
1940 13,615 14.1%
1950 13,717 0.7%
1960 11,076 −19.3%
1970 10,542 −4.8%
1980 13,708 30.0%
1990 14,716 7.4%
2000 16,315 10.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21207.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,315 people, 6,941 households, and 4,796 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 36°59′N 85°04′W / 36.99°N 85.06°W / 36.99; -85.06


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Russell County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Russell County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1826
Seat Jamestown
Largest City Russell Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 10.36%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16315
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.russellcountyky.com

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 Jamestown6. The county is named for William Russell. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 km² (283 sq mi). 657 km² (254 sq mi) of it is land and 76 km² (29 sq mi) 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

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,315 people, 6,941 households, and 4,796 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/sq mi). There were 9,064 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). 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

See also

External links

Coordinates: 36°59′N 85°04′W / 36.99, -85.06

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