Russell, Kentucky

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High Points

Russell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Russell Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Russell Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Russell College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Russell Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Russell People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Russell, Kentucky

Comparing Russell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Russell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Greenup
Metro Area Huntington - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 41169
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.517
Longitude -82.697

Russell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Russell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,645 100%
Male 1,772 48.6%
Female 1,873 51.4%
Under 18 791 21.7%
18+ 2,854 78.3%
65+ 597 16.4%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.88
White 3,517 96.5%
African-American 26 0.7%
Asian 78 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 0.8%

Estimated Russell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,597
Growth -48
Growth % -1.3%

Russell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 22.2%
German 18.3%
English 18.1%
Irish 16.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
British 0.8%
Russian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Russell 3,645 $62,018
Ashland 21,981 $40,131
Bellefonte 837 $81,798
Flatwoods 7,605 $39,023
Raceland 2,355 $37,955
Westwood 612 $74,318
Worthington 1,673 $39,737
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