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Welcome to Russell ...

The city of Russell is located in Lucas County.

The location of Russell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Russell has a population of 542 people<2> (see below for details).

Russell is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Russell lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Russell lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Russell: 50238<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Russell had a population of 554 people (which is 6.23% of the total population of Lucas County). This makes Russell the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Russell represents 0.02% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 429th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 554 people, the population of Russell has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 559 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Russell had an population of 542 people. This is a decrease of 2.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.04% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Russell.

Communities Also Named Russell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Russell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Russell.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Russell. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Russell. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Russell.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Russell:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russell ...

Looking for more information about Russell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Russell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Russell.

Communities near Russell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Chariton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Russell

Corydon   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Russell

Located in Wayne County

Melcher-Dallas   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Russell

Located in Marion County

Lovilia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Russell

Located in Monroe County

Humeston   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Russell

Located in Wayne County

Mystic   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Russell

Located in Appanoose County

Lacona   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Russell

Located in Warren County

Lucas   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Russell

Williamson   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Russell

Derby   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Russell

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Russell.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Lucas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Russell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Russell.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Russell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Russell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Russell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Russell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9801, Longitude: -93.2005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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