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Russell, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Russell had a population of 332 as of July 1, 2017. Russell ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 44.3204 and longitude -95.9438 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Russell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,522 feet.

The City of Russell (GNIS ID: 2396455) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: City of Russell.

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


Total Population 332
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 367
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,844
Average Household Income $63,162
Per Capita Income $25,939


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $140,323
Average Home Value $177,692


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 100
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 -0.25% 0.0%
Households -0.27% -0.13%
Families 2.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Russell, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 598 34th
Population Density # 588 35th
Diversity Index # 726 20th
Median Household Income # 456 50th
Per Capita Income # 648 29th

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