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The City of Russellville had a population of 29,491 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 Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Russellville is located at latitude 35.2763 and longitude -93.1387 in Pope County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russellville (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Pope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 348 feet.

The City of Russellville (GNIS ID: 2404658) 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.

The City of Russellville is located within Township of Illinois, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pope 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, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,491
Daytime Population: Workers 24,187
Daytime Population: Residents 16,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,360
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 26,063
Population in Familes 19,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,428
Population Density2 1,043
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $38,261
Average Household Income $56,676
Per Capita Income $21,952


Total Housing Units 11,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,554 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,209 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $130,395
Average Home Value $151,886


Total Households 10,763
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,587
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 0.76% 0.54%
Households 0.58% 0.61%
Families 0.43% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

Russellville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russellville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 16 97th
Population Density # 60 89th
Diversity Index # 120 78th
Median Household Income # 250 54th
Per Capita Income # 193 64th

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