Russell Springs, KY


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Russell Springs is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,511 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Russell Springs is the 167th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Russell Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Russell Springs is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Russell Springs who work in healthcare (11.66%), food service (9.91%), and office and administrative support (8.62%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Russell Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Russell Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Russell Springs spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.72 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Russell Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Russell Springs is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.83% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Russell Springs in 2010 was $16,281, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,124 for a family of four.

The people who call Russell Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Russell Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Russell Springs include Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Russell Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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