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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,217
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Russell demographic reports
Early farmers, lacking trees for lumber, quarried rock for fence posts

The community boomed after oil was discovered in nearby Fairport in 1923

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Dole, presidential candidate
Local festivals include:
  • Flatland Blues Festival - June 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Russell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wilson Lake
Historic sites and museums: Russell County Historical Society, Fossil Station Museum, Oil Patch Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Russell was $15,690, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Russell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Russell festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Russell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $219.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.


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Libraries in Russell include Russell Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Russell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Russell political report.

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The average commute time for Russell workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Russell include AmericInn Russell, Days Inn, Super 8.

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