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Russell, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Russell had a population of 3,329 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 38.513 and longitude -82.696 in Greenup County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Greenup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Russell (GNIS ID: 2404655) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Russell is located within Flatwoods-Russell Division of Greenup County.

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.

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


Total Population 3,329
Population in Households 3,302
Population in Familes 2,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,123
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,334
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 936
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 966 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $169,146
Average Home Value $188,495


Median Household Income $56,079
Average Household Income $76,357
Per Capita Income $31,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.33%
Households -0.23% -0.3%
Families -0.83% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 112 79th
Population Density1 # 223 59th
Diversity Index2 # 286 47th
Median Household Income # 115 79th
Per Capita Income # 88 84th

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