Russell, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Russell, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Russell had a population of 4,453 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: Fossil Station.

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Russell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,453
Population in Households 4,364
Population in Familes 3,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 914
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $43,558
Average Household Income $55,188
Per Capita Income $25,208


Total Housing Units 2,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,439 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $87,121
Average Home Value $113,846


Total Households 2,019
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,191
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.14% -0.11%
Households -0.13% -0.11%
Families -0.25% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

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, 2018 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 # 69 90th
Population Density # 290 57th
Diversity Index # 267 60th
Median Household Income # 483 28th
Per Capita Income # 372 45th

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