Russell, Massachusetts

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Comparative Profile of Russell, Massachusetts

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Racial Diversity 5 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 3
Median Family Income 8 2
College Educated Adults 7 2
People Above Poverty 7 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 1
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Housing Recently Built 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
People Living Alone 1 2

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Russell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01071
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.189
Longitude -72.859

Russell Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Russell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,657 100%
Male 828 50%
Female 829 50%
Under 18 433 26.1%
18+ 1,224 73.9%
65+ 168 10.1%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,615 97.5%
African-American 7 0.4%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 10 0.6%
Mixed Race 15 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.5%

Estimated Russell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,727
Growth 70
Growth % 4.2%

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
French (except Basque) 14.2%
Irish 12.8%
Polish 12.6%
English 11.1%
US/American 9.5%
Italian 8.5%
French Canadian 8.2%
German 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Ukrainian 2.5%
Scottish 2%
Russian 1.6%
Portuguese 1.3%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Russell 1,657 $48,641
Blandford 1,214 $59,375
Huntington 2,174 $52,308
Montgomery 654 $66,250
Southampton 5,387 $64,960
Westfield 40,072 $55,327
Worthington 1,270 $60,132

Russell Public Libraries

Russell Public Library
162 MAIN ST.
Russell, Massachusetts
(413) 862-3102

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