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Russell, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Russell Census Designated Place had a population of 765 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Russell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russell: Russell's.

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Russell, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 765
Daytime Population: Workers 258
Daytime Population: Residents 327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 765
Population in Familes 651
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 331
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $65,195
Average Household Income $77,082
Per Capita Income $28,426


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $232,895
Average Home Value $270,021


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.16%
Households -0.5% -0.27%
Families 0.25% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 2017 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 # 197 20th
Median Household Income # 147 41st
Per Capita Income # 199 20th

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