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Location of Russell, Iowa
|Incorporated||April 25, 1887|
|• Total||1.02 sq mi (2.66 km2)|
|• Land||1.02 sq mi (2.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,030 ft (314 m)|
|• Density||460.49/sq mi (177.75/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0460861|
Russell was incorporated as a city on April 25, 1887.
Russell is located at(40.982388, -93.198642).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 554 people, 212 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 532.7 inhabitants per square mile (205.7/km2). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 240.4 per square mile (92.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.4% African American, 2.2% Native American, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 212 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
- Rich Arnold (born 1945), Iowa House Representative 1995–current (2011)
- George McGill (1879–1963), United States Senator from Kansas 1930–39
- Paul McKinley Iowa Senator 2001–current (2011)
- In the 1970s, author Richard Bach used to fly through the Midwest in a biplane, landing at various small towns and selling airplane rides. At the beginning of his autobiographical book, "The Bridge Across Forever", Bach lands at Russell, Iowa and sells rides to some of the residents. At the end of the day, he suddenly realizes that he has nothing more to learn from barnstorming and that the rides he has sold earlier that day in Russell are the last rides he will ever sell again.
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