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Russell County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Russell County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1786
Seat Lebanon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 0.44%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Russell County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 30,308. Its county seat is Lebanon6.


Russell County was founded January 2, 1786, from a part of Washington, County Virginia. The county was named for Colonel William Russell, who assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,235 km² (477 mi²). 1,229 km² (475 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.44%) is water.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,308 people, 11,789 households, and 8,818 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/mi²). There were 13,191 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.07% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,789 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,834, and the median income for a family was $31,491. Males had a median income of $26,950 versus $20,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,863. About 13.00% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.



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Coordinates: 36°56′N 82°06′W / 36.94, -82.10

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