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The 2000 Census showed that Russell County had a population of 49,756 people. This represented 1.12% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Russell had a population of 50,846 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201052,947+6.41%+4.13% since 2009
200950,846+2.19%+1.12% since 2008
200850,285+1.06%+0.12% since 2007
200750,227+0.95%+1.07% since 2006
200649,695-0.12%+1.22% since 2005
200549,094-1.33%+0.23% since 2004
200448,980-1.56%+0.61% since 2003
200348,684-2.15%-1.02% since 2002
200249,188-1.14%-0.45% since 2001
200149,408-0.7%-0.7% since 2000
200049,756The Last Census

Russell County had 22,831 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Russell County has a total area<3> of 647 square miles [1,676 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (6.06 square miles [15.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Russell County had a population density of 77.6 people per square mile [29.96 people/km²], making it the state's 25th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Russell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Russell and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Russell County QuickFact (QF-01113).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarbourQF-01005   S29,73729,0382.41%
BullockQF-01011   SW10,98511,714-6.22%
LeeQF-01081   NW135,883115,09218.06%
MaconQF-01087   W21,78924,105-9.61%
Chattahoochee (GA)QF-13053   E14,40214,882-3.23%
Muscogee (GA)QF-13215   NE190,414186,2912.21%
Stewart (GA)QF-13259   SE4,5585,252-13.21%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Russell. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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