Russell is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 3,669 people and just one neighborhood, Russell is the 112th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Russell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Russell is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Russell who work in management occupations (13.08%), healthcare (11.64%), and office and administrative support (11.51%).
Also of interest is that Russell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Russell is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Russell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Russell is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Russell is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.63% of adults in Russell have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Russell in 2018 was $39,232, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,928 for a family of four. However, Russell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Russell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Russell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Russell include English, Irish, German, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Russell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Scandinavian languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Russell, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of all American neighborhoods.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Kentucky. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Russell are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.7% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 46.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.9%), and 12.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.5% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Russell, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (15.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report German roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (3.7%), along with some British ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (90.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.