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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Russellville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 29,147. Russellville is in Pope County. Living in Russellville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Russellville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Russellville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    281.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    421
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,393.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    254.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Russellville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,295
National
$55,322
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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.
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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.
Russellville is your average, run-of-the-mill small town. It is most known for its University, Arkansas Tech. The campus is beautiful, people are friendly, and the professors are very open to helping their students succeed. There are multiple parks and nearby hiking trails that bring many out of their homes to enjoy the natural state. However, there aren't many recreational activities, clubs, or events to participate in, causing crime to escalate more every year. Many young people here are involved with violence and drugs, and the police tend to show more racial discrimination to the citizens than most towns. I have lived here for only four years, yet there has been a noticeable change in mental health with not only myself, but the fellow acquaintances and friends surrounding me. Although beautiful, it is not the ideal place to live.