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People

Total Population 552
Male Share of the Population 59.1%
Female Share of the Population 40.9%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 192
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,964
% Above Poverty Level 62%
% Below Poverty Level 38%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $460
Median House Value $61,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Russell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lucas
Standard Zip Codes 50238
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.981
Longitude -93.198

Russell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARITON 1 E
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station RATHBUN DAM
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station CENTERVILLE
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Russell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bethlehem (50238)

New York (50238)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chariton 4,240 $51,786
Derby 132 $70,625
Lucas 196 $57,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Russell High Schools

RUSSELL HIGH SCHOOL
410 E SMITH
641-535-6105
Serves 76 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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