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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Russell County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 6,742

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,028

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 631

Renter-occupied housing units : 460

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,564

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,624

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,156

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,824


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Russell County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,143

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,680

Householder 45 to 54 years : 2,069

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,109

Householder 60 to 64 years : 658

Householder 65 to 74 years : 955

Householder 75 years and over : 458

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 244

Householder 35 to 44 years : 352

Householder 45 to 54 years : 801

Householder 55 to 59 years : 394

Householder 60 to 64 years : 552

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,602

Householder 75 years and over : 1,076


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Russell County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 544

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,051

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 529

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 747

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,130

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 884

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 527

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 833

50.0 percent or more : 1,804

Not computed : 887


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Russell County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $229,000

Built 2000 to 2009 : $164,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $93,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $88,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $103,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $94,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $94,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $82,900

Built 1939 or earlier : $73,300


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Russell County, Alabama: 66.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Russell County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 166 166 $15,423,130
  Two Family 7 14 $387,697
  Three and Four Family 6 24 $845,143
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

179 204 $16,655,970
2000        
  Single Family 108 108 $8,218,417
  Two Family 1 2 $90,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 13 248 $13,499,064
  Total

122 358 $21,807,481
2001        
  Single Family 201 201 $17,781,965
  Two Family 17 34 $2,367,247
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 37 $1,584,212
  Total

222 272 $21,733,424
2002        
  Single Family 237 237 $21,912,744
  Two Family 34 68 $4,392,920
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

271 305 $26,305,664
2003        
  Single Family 283 283 $25,206,110
  Two Family 18 36 $1,510,403
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 12 $700,000
  Total

302 331 $27,416,513
2004        
  Single Family 437 437 $40,523,582
  Two Family 16 32 $1,458,670
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 8 64 $3,027,338
  Total

461 533 $45,009,590
2005        
  Single Family 510 510 $57,284,318
  Two Family 1 2 $93,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

511 512 $57,377,318
2006        
  Single Family 477 477 $59,486,319
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 12 200 $7,500,000
  Total

489 677 $66,986,319


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Russell County, AL): $27,492
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Russell County): $66,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Russell County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 31.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 18.2%
Electricity: 48.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Russell County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 50.7%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 35.37%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 13.94%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Russell County): $428
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Russell County): $639


(updated 2010)



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