Russellville, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Russellville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Russellville had a population of 9,778 as of July 1, 2017. Russellville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Russellville is located at latitude 34.5057 and longitude -87.7282 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russellville (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Russellville (GNIS ID: 2404657) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Russellville is located within Russellville Division of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Russellville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Russellville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,778
Daytime Population: Workers 4,931
Daytime Population: Residents 6,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,982
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 9,573
Population in Familes 7,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density2 729
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $35,581
Average Household Income $50,605
Per Capita Income $18,957


Total Housing Units 4,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,068 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,576 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $100,250
Average Home Value $133,934


Total Households 3,644
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,450
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.0%
Households -0.2% -0.07%
Families -0.15% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Russellville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russellville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 89th
Population Density # 80 86th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 378 35th
Per Capita Income # 417 28th

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