Russell county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Russell county has 253.66 square miles of land area and 29.22 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Russell county population is 17,565, which has grown 7.66% since 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 7.36% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Russell county median household income is $29,980 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 36.01% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 18.98% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Russell county median house value is $81,400 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 31.29% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 40.25% and is much lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Russell county is much better than the state average in quality. The Russell county area code is 270.
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