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The 2000 Census showed that Russell County had a population of 7,370 people. This represented 0.27% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 54th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Russell had a population of 6,596 people. This is a decrease of 10.5% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,970-5.43%+5.67% since 2009
20096,596-10.5%-0.56% since 2008
20086,633-10%-1.35% since 2007
20076,724-8.77%+0.34% since 2006
20066,701-9.08%-1% since 2005
20056,769-8.15%-2.66% since 2004
20046,954-5.64%+0.26% since 2003
20036,936-5.89%-1.01% since 2002
20027,007-4.93%-2.01% since 2001
20017,151-2.97%-2.97% since 2000
20007,370The Last Census

Russell County had 3,871 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Russell County has a total area<3> of 898 square miles [2,328 km²]. Of this total, 884 square miles [2,291 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.59%) being water (14.3 square miles [37.05 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Russell County had a population density of 8.33 people per square mile [3.22 people/km²], making it the state's 56th most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Russell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Russell and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Russell County QuickFact (QF-20167).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Russell County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BartonQF-20009   S27,46428,205-2.63%
EllisQF-20051   W27,73927,5070.84%
EllsworthQF-20053   SE6,1796,525-5.3%
LincolnQF-20105   E3,1233,578-12.72%
OsborneQF-20141   N3,8494,452-13.54%
RooksQF-20163   NW4,9845,685-12.33%
RushQF-20165   SW3,1433,551-11.49%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Russell. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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