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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Russell County is located in Kentucky with a population of 17,731. In Russell County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Russell County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Russell County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$541
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Russell County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    342.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,095.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Russell County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,660
National
$55,322

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    Russell County Reviews

    2 reviews
    Russell County is a beautiful county located in the Lake Cumberland area. Russell County needs more job opportunities. Also needed are more restaurants and nightlife activities!
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    I have lived in russell county all my life. Great place to start a life or retire. I would love to have more food places here and more social things to bring in more diversity.