Russell, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Russell, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Russell Census Designated Place had a population of 799 as of July 1, 2018. Russell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 42.2039 and longitude -72.8619 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the Russell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 328 feet.

The Russell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630530) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Russell Census Designated Place is located within Town of Russell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampden County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: Russell's.

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Russell, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 799
Population in Households 798
Population in Familes 683
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 346
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $70,525
Average Household Income $82,272
Per Capita Income $30,214


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $251,613
Average Home Value $289,370


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.15%
Households 0.08% 0.06%
Families 0.7% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Russell, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 230 7th
Population Density # 238 4th
Diversity Index # 191 23rd
Median Household Income # 147 41st
Per Capita Income # 196 21st

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