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Russell County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Russell County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Lebanon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

477 sq mi (1,235 km²)
475 sq mi (1,229 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.44%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

30,308
65/sq mi (25/km²)
Founded January 2, 1786
Website www.russellcountyva.org

Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 30,308. Its county seat is Lebanon[1].

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History

On January 2, 1786, Russell County was established from a section of Washington County. L.P. Summers, a Washington County historian later wrote, "Washington County lost a great extent of country and many valuable citizens when Russell County was formed." The county was named for Colonel William Russell, who assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. The first court met in May of 1786 in the Castle's Woods settlement (present-day Castlewood) in the house of William Robinson. Later, a new place was built to house the County Seat. The structure used as a courthouse still stands, and is referred to as "The Old Courthouse." The present Courthouse, located in Lebanon, has been in use since 1874. The County has been home for many well known persons such as Daniel Boone, Governor H.C. Stuart, and State Senator M.M. Long. Russell County was also the birthplace of other counties. The counties of Wise, Lee, Tazewell, and Scott were formed from parts of Russell County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 477 square miles (1,235 km²), of which, 475 square miles (1,229 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 30,308 people, 11,789 households, and 8,818 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 13,191 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.07% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,789 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,834, and the median income for a family was $31,491. Males had a median income of $26,950 versus $20,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,863. About 13.00% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Towns

Unincorporated

Education

Public High Schools

Fire and Rescue Services

  • Castlewood Fire and Rescue
  • Lebanon Lifesaving Crew
  • New Garden Rescue
  • Lebanon Fire
  • Honaker Fire
  • Dante Rescue
  • Dante Fire
  • Copper Creek Fire
  • Belfast Fire

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.  

Coordinates: 36°56′N 82°06′W / 36.94°N 82.10°W / 36.94; -82.10


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Russell County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Russell County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1786
Seat Lebanon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,235 km² (477 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
5 km² (2 mi²), 0.44%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

30,308
25/km² 

Russell County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 30,308. Its county seat is Lebanon6.

Contents

History

Russell County was founded January 2, 1786, from a part of Washington, County Virginia. The county was named for Colonel William Russell, who assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,235 km² (477 mi²). 1,229 km² (475 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.44%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,308 people, 11,789 households, and 8,818 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/mi²). There were 13,191 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.07% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,789 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,834, and the median income for a family was $31,491. Males had a median income of $26,950 versus $20,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,863. About 13.00% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Education

Public High Schools

Coordinates: 36°56′N 82°06′W / 36.94, -82.10


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