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Russell, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Russell had a population of 4,493 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: Fossil Station.

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Russell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,493
Daytime Population: Workers 1,935
Daytime Population: Residents 2,607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,542
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 4,404
Population in Familes 3,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 923
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $44,934
Average Household Income $57,057
Per Capita Income $25,996


Total Housing Units 2,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,405 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 628 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $108,588


Total Households 2,034
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,204
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 -0.04% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.1%
Families -0.14% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 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 # 69 90th
Population Density # 295 56th
Diversity Index # 288 57th
Median Household Income # 452 33rd
Per Capita Income # 333 51st

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