Russell County, Kentucky

Russell County: County in Kentucky, United States


Russell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,565 and a population density of 24 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 17,998 inhabitants. Its county seat is Jamestown. The county was created 198 years ago in 1825.

Russell County locator map
Location of Russell County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Russell County

Population : 17,998 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Russell County, Russell County, Russell County
Twitter username : lake_cumberland
Area : 732 km2
Water as percent of area : 10%
Land as percent of area : 90%
Named for : William Russell
Capital : Jamestown
Establishment : December 12, 1825
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 10:44:49 (19th July 2024)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.41% (2010-2020)
Russell County Kentucky courthouse image
Russell County Kentucky courthouse
Russell County Kentucky courthouse image


Russell County is located at 36°59'28"N 85°3'31"W (36.9910300, -85.0586900). It has 6 neighbors: Adair County, Casey County, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Pulaski County and Wayne County.

Russell County map

The largest city of Russell County is Russell Springs with a population of 2,649. Other cities include and Jamestown population 1,802. See all Russell County cities & populated places.

Russell County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Russell County.

City Name Population Title
Russell Springs 2,649 City in Kentucky
Jamestown 1,802 City in and county seat of Russell County, Kentucky, United States

Russell County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Russell County increased by 2.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,565 - census
2011 17,700 0.76% estimation process
2012 17,637 -0.36% estimation process
2013 17,749 0.63% estimation process
2014 17,787 0.21% estimation process
2015 17,685 -0.58% estimation process
2016 17,769 0.47% estimation process
2017 17,723 -0.26% estimation process
2018 17,790 0.38% estimation process
2019 17,923 0.74% estimation process
2020 17,998 0.42% estimation process

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