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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Russellville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 29,244. Russellville is in Pope County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Russellville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Russellville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Russellville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Russellville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    400.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    370.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,475.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Russellville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,837
National
$55,322
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Russellville is a good place to raise children. The public school district has a Blue Ribbon winning elementary school with STEAM focused education. There are several things to do as a family, such as bowling, a movie theater, skating rink, public pool, and walking trails. It is half way between two major cities so shopping malls are only an hour away in either direction. The public library has exciting programs for all ages. Arkansas Tech University serves Russellville and the surrounding areas with concurrent high school classes to jumpstart a college education to high school students.
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I think Russellville is a great place! Its not to small but not to big; perfect place to raise a family! Russellville is a place where most people know each other, and that always a plus. Just like any other city Russellville has its flaws. These include, little funding money, not very many family friendly activities, etc.
This city has the small town feel with a variety of things to keep you entertained as well. We are a growing city, there is almost always something going on. From high school events, college events, events downtown, different 5K's to join, fishing derby's, and many other family events to attend. Spend a nice sunny day on the lake with your family, spend the evening at the movies or go bowling. We have a variety of restaurants to choose from as well as fast food joints. Russellville is a big supporter of Arkansas Tech University. Different establishments paint their windows gold and green in support during homecoming.