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Russell is a city in Russell County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Russell County, which was named for Avra P. Russell, cavalry captain
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Russell. For links to other places called Russell, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Russell is 38.895N. The longitude is -98.859W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,824 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,404.
The community boomed after oil was discovered in nearby Fairport in 1923
Sections below provide additional information and links about Russell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Russell 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 67665 ZIP code.
47% of Russell residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $15,690, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Russell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Russell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $219. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Libraries in Russell include Russell Public Library ... View libraries
Russell 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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