# Russell County, Kentucky

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**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

Jamestown^{6}.

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732

km² (283

mi²). 657 km² (254 mi²) of it is land and 76 km² (29 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.36% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 16,315 people, 6,941 households, and 4,796 families residing in the county. The

population density is 25/km² (64/mi²). There are 9,064 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 6,941 households out of which 29.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 28.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.82.
In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $22,042, and the median income for a family is $27,803. Males have a median income of $24,193 versus $18,289 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,183. 24.30% of the population and 20.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 30.80% are under the age of 18 and 27.30% are 65 or older.

## Cities and towns

\n*Jamestown\n*

Russell Springs