Russellville, AR

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Living in Russellville

Russellville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 29,175 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Russellville is the 16th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Russellville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Russellville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Russellville who work in sales jobs (11.88%), food service (9.77%), and teaching (9.06%).

In addition, Russellville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Russellville attending college, and as a result Russellville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Russellville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Russellville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.59% of adults in Russellville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Russellville in 2018 was $20,819, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,276 for a family of four. However, Russellville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Russellville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Russellville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Russellville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Russellville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Russellville include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Russellville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.