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The City of Russell had a population of 496 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 40.9804 and longitude -93.2011 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The City of Russell (GNIS ID: 2396456) 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.

The City of Russell is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lucas 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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 496
Daytime Population: Workers 80
Daytime Population: Residents 291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,723
Average Household Income $57,375
Per Capita Income $21,774


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $72,177
Average Home Value $85,906


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 131
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 -1.51% -0.9%
Households -1.72% -0.98%
Families -1.48% -1.09%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Russell, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 470 53rd
Population Density # 664 34th
Diversity Index # 415 59th
Median Household Income # 722 29th
Per Capita Income # 953 6th

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