Russell County, AL

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Population

58,480

0.266% decline

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$38,988

1.53% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Number of Employees

22,959

1.88% decline

Median Property Value

$114,700

0.614% growth

About

In 2017, Russell County, AL had a population of 58.5k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $38,988. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Russell County, AL declined from 58,636 to 58,480, a -0.266% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,400 to $38,988, a 1.53% increase.

The population of Russell County, AL is 47.8% White Alone, 42.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.22% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Russell County, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Russell County, AL are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (301 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Russell County, AL is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Russell County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Russell County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Russell County, AL employs 23k people. The largest industries in Russell County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,042 people), Manufacturing (2,841 people), and Retail Trade (2,822 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,433), Public Administration ($45,580), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,842).

Median household income in Russell County, AL is $38,988. Males in Russell County, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Russell County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,988

2017 value

± $2,253

1.53%

1 Year Growth

± 8.08%

Households in Russell County, AL have a median annual income of $38,988, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,400 in 2016, which represents a 1.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Russell County, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 309.02

  2. Census Tract 312

  3. Census Tract 310

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Russell County, AL was Census Tract 309.02 with a value of $61,841, followed by Census Tract 312 and Census Tract 310, with respective values of $50,495 and $49,612.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Russell County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Russell County, AL (12k out of 57.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,132 ± 651

  2. White

    4,698 ± 513

  3. Hispanic

    939 ± 354

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Russell County, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23k

2017 Value

± 1,238

-1.88%

1 Year decline

± 7.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of -1.88%, from 23.4k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Russell County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,390 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,394 people), and Production Occupations (1,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Russell County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Russell County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,390 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,394 people), and Production Occupations (1,925 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Russell County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.58 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.57 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Russell County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,578), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,417), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,141).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 1,238

-1.88%

1 Year decline

± 7.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Russell County, AL declined at a rate of -1.88%, from 23.4k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Russell County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,042 people), Manufacturing (2,841 people), and Retail Trade (2,822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Russell County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Russell County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Russell County, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,042 people), Manufacturing (2,841 people), and Retail Trade (2,822 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Russell County, AL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.03 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.29 times), and Manufacturing (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Russell County, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,433), Public Administration ($45,580), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,842).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.2% of the population of Russell County, AL has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 9.48% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 9.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Russell County, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see 3977 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.6% decrease from the previous year (4258 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5288 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2770 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,977 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Russell County, AL see an average of 3,977 patients per year. This represents a 6.6% decrease from the previous year (4,258 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Russell County, AL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.8%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

9.48%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

9.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Russell County, AL declined by 9.26% from 15.2% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Russell County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Russell County, AL is home to a population of 58.5k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.09% of Russell County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.81k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Russell County, AL is composed of 28k White Alone residents (47.8%), 24.8k Black or African American Alone residents (42.4%), 3.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.22%), 1.92k Two or More Races residents (3.28%), 384 Asian Alone residents (0.657%), 209 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.357%), 140 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.239%), and 57 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0975%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Russell County, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Russell County, AL was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Russell County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Russell County, AL residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.81k people

2.84%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.67k people

As of 2017, 3.09% of Russell County, AL residents (1.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Russell County, AL was 2.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Russell County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Russell County, AL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28k ± 333

  2. Black or African American Alone

    24.8k ± 429

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.05k ± 853

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White Alone residents (28k people) in Russell County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.8k Black or African American Alone and 3.05k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Russell County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Russell County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Russell County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Russell County, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,249 ± 386

  2. Vietnam

    1,107 ± 203

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    915 ± 246

Russell County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Russell County, AL awarded 301 degrees. The student population of Russell County, AL is skewed towards women, with 604 male students and 924 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Russell County, AL are White (159 and 52.8%), followed by Black or African American (111 and 36.9%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 4.32%), and Asian (8 and 2.66%).

The largest universities in Russell County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Chattahoochee Valley Community College (301 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Russell County, AL are General Studies (130 and 43.2%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (29 and 9.63%), and General Business Administration & Management (22 and 7.31%).

The median tuition costs in Russell County, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 130 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Russell County, AL was General Studies with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Russell County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

301 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Russell County, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chattahoochee Valley Community College with 301 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

118

Degrees Awarded to Men

183

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Russell County, AL, which is 0.645 times less than the 183 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    159 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Russell County, AL were to White students. These 159 degrees mean that there were 1.43 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Russell County, AL was $114,700 in 2017, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,000 to $114,700, a 0.614% increase. The homeownership rate in Russell County, AL is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Russell County, AL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Russell County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,988

Median Household Income

± $2,253

22.7k

Number of Households

± 1,134

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.7k households in Russell County, AL grew to $38,988 from the previous year's value of $38,400.

The following chart displays the households in Russell County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$114,700

2017 Median

± $6,257

$114,000

2016 Median

± $5,458

In 2017, the median property value in Russell County, AL grew to to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $114,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Russell County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Russell County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Russell County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Russell County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Russell County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Russell County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Russell County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Russell County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Russell County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Russell County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    8.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Russell County, AL was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.46%) and those who Worked At Home (2.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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