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Russell, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Russell had a population of 3,315 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,315
Daytime Population: Workers 3,286
Daytime Population: Residents 2,008
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 3,288
Population in Familes 2,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,118
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $60,336
Average Household Income $83,188
Per Capita Income $33,791


Total Housing Units 1,469 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 969 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 355 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $171,154
Average Home Value $191,632


Total Households 1,324
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 930
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 -0.27% -0.44%
Households -0.3% -0.46%
Families -0.8% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 112 79th
Population Density # 221 59th
Diversity Index # 294 46th
Median Household Income # 104 81st
Per Capita Income # 84 85th

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