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Russell Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Russell Springs had a population of 2,795 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Russell Springs is located at latitude 37.0507 and longitude -85.0805 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russell Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Russell Springs (GNIS ID: 2404656) 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 Springs is located within Russell Springs Division of Russell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Russell Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell Springs: Allen Spring, Seven Sister Spring.

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Russell Springs, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,795
Population in Households 2,795
Population in Familes 2,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 627
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,282
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 799
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 787 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $93,630
Average Home Value $102,414


Median Household Income $26,465
Average Household Income $35,290
Per Capita Income $15,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.61% 1.51%
Households 2.26% 1.43%
Families 4.6% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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 Springs, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell Springs to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 125 76th
Population Density1 # 348 34th
Diversity Index2 # 157 70th
Median Household Income # 475 10th
Per Capita Income # 463 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.