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Russell Minnesota Community Guide


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Russell Minnesota population sign Location of Russell, Minnesota

Population: 
 Russell (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 398 412 394 371 338 -33 -8.89
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.98 0.89 0.89 0.89 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 398.0 420.4 442.7 415.0 379.8 -35.22 -8.89
Housing Units 160 185 172 170 175 +5 +2.94
Households -- 170 160 157 157 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.42 2.46 2.36 2.15 -0.21 -8.90

Geography:

Russell is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota. The Redwood River flows through the city. Minnesota State Highways 23 and 91 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 kmē), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 kmē) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 kmē) of it (5.32%) is water. The elevation is 1,522 ft (464 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 371 people, 157 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 415.0 people per square mile (160.9/kmē). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 190.2/sq mi (73.7/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 99.19% White, 0.27% African American, 0.54% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,045, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $32,188 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,767. About 6.1% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

RUSSELL, a city in section 19, Lyons, founded in May 1888, platted on January 19, 1889, and incorporated September 2, 1898, was named for Russell Spicer, son of a promoter of the building of this branch railway. The post office, begun in 1889, was first located in Ephraim Skyhawk's store, his family for some time having been the only residents; the store and an elevator and section house for the Willmar and Sioux Falls Railroad were built in 1888.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Russell City Hall
106 River Street
PO Box 357
Russell MN 56169
Phone: (507) 823-4366
Fax: (507) 823-4740
 
Mayor Jim Kerkaert n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Carol Peterson (507) 823-4366
Council Member n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
310 Front Street
Russell, MN
56169-2000
Phone:
(507) 823-4640
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
                       
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:30 am - 10:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                3:45 pm


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Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
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Telephone n/a n/a
Cable TV n/a n/a

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