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Russell Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Russell Springs is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Russell County at latitude 37.0507 and longitude -85.0805. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Russell Springs, but most people and references simply refer to it as Russell Springs, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Russell Springs indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Russell Springs, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,614
Population in Households 2,614
Population in Familes 2,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 586
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,209
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 752
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 750 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 458 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $94,157
Average Home Value $101,302


Median Household Income $25,859
Average Household Income $35,017
Per Capita Income $15,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.62% 0.85%
Households 1.39% 0.77%
Families 4.21% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, 2014 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 # 130 75th
Population Density1 # 358 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 128 76th
Median Household Income # 482 8th
Per Capita Income # 466 11th

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