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Russell, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Russell Census Designated Place had a population of 1,347 as of July 1, 2020. Russell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Russell is located at latitude 33.9787 and longitude -83.7002 in Barrow County. The formal boundaries for the Russell Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barrow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Russell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403500) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Russell Census Designated Place is located within Winder Division of Barrow County.


Russell, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,347 (100%)
Population in Households 1,344 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,080 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,129
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $34,903
Average Household Income $46,687
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $16,157
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (56.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $71,203
Average Home Value $76,701
Housing Affordability Index3 293


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.08% 1.15%
Households 1.09% 1.12%
Families -0.27% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
Owner Occupied HU   1.58%


Russell, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russell to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 332 47th
Population Density # 134 79th
Median Household Income # 500 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 543 87th
Per Capita Income # 572 9th
Diversity Index # 29 96th

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