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Russell is a town in Lincoln County, in the Merrill metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Russell. For links to other places called Russell, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Russell is 45.344N. The longitude is -89.486W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,512 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 693.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Russell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54435 ZIP code.
45% of Russell residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Russell ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Russell was $17,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Russell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Russell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $662.
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Russell political report.
The average commute time for Russell workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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