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Russell, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Russell had a population of 4,590 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 38.8876 and longitude -98.851 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,827 feet.

The City of Russell (GNIS ID: 485647) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Russell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: Fossil Station.

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Russell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,590
Population in Households 4,502
Population in Familes 3,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 88
Population Density1 942
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,087
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,429 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $85,445
Average Home Value $109,713


Median Household Income $41,660
Average Household Income $53,458
Per Capita Income $24,496
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.33%
Households 0.36% 0.39%
Families 0.35% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Russell, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 66 90th
Population Density1 # 294 56th
Diversity Index2 # 286 57th
Median Household Income # 481 28th
Per Capita Income # 369 45th

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