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Overview

Introduction to Russellville, Alabama

Russellville, Alabama, in Franklin county, is 43 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 126 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee.

Russellville History

In 1812, the American government allotted funds for a route from New Orleans to Nashville. It was called Jackson's Military Road, and it passed through what is now known as Russellville. Major William Russell, an early settler of the area, assisted in the road's construction. As the city developed around that road, it was named after Major Russell. It was incorporated on November 27, 1819.

Russellville and nearby Attractions

  • West Highlands Baptist Church
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • Underwood Creek
  • Franklin Shopping Center
  • Hal Kirby Junior Park

Things To Do In Russellville

Visitors to the city of Russellville can tour the local churches including Washington Avenue Church of Christ, Calvary Baptist Church, and College Avenue First Baptist Church. The Russell Public Library offers a host of information about the region's history and culture. The area also has many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Franklin Shopping Center in Russellville is also a favorite tourist haunt. One can also enjoy water sports at Russellville's rivers, creeks, and reservoirs.

Russellville Transportation

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is nearby.

Russellville Higher Education

Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals, University of North Alabama, Itawamba Community College, and John C. Calhoun State Community College offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,804
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+3,448
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.5%
Median Earnings25+$23,329
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,036

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,036
% Above Poverty Level67.4%
% Below Poverty Level32.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$581
Median House Value$96,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55%
Irish5.8%
English3.8%
German2.1%
Scottish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
French Except Basque0.4%
Turkish0.2%
US/American0.2%
African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Italian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Polish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Russellville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes35654, 35653
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.5
Approximate Longitude-87.63

Russellville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationRUSSELLVILLE NO 2
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationMOULTON 2
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.7 inches
StationFULTON 3 W
Distance44.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip60.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bear Creek1,164$34,476
Hackleburg1,343$41,618
Hodges301$75,469
Muscle Shoals13,585$65,059
Phil Campbell1,433$26,845
Tuscumbia8,506$58,923

Russellville Public Libraries

Russellville Public Library
110 EAST LAWRENCE STREET
Russellville, Alabama
(256) 332-1535

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Russellville Hospitals

Russellville Hospital
(Proprietary)
15155 Highway 43
(256) 332-1611

Russellville Public Schools

Belgreen High Sch
14220 Highway 187
ZIP: 35653
Other
Total Enrollment 445
Franklin Co Career Tech Ctr
85 Jail Springs Road
ZIP: 35653
High
Russellville Elem Sch
133 Chucky Mullins Memorial Dr
ZIP: 35653
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Russellville High Sch
1865 Waterloo Rd
ZIP: 35653
High
Total Enrollment 702
Russellville Middle Sch
765 Summit St
ZIP: 35653
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
West Elem Sch
1340 Clay Ave
ZIP: 35653
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Tharptown Elem Sch
145 Highway 80
ZIP: 35654
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Tharptown High Sch
255 Highway 80
ZIP: 35654
High
Total Enrollment 305
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