Latest Data (2018)
Population 3,245
Nationwide Rank 5981

Quick Facts

Russell, Kentucky is the 5,981st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Russell, Kentucky is a city.

Russell, Kentucky is currently 19.6% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Russell, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
5971 Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania 3,259 -0.8%
5972 Gray, Georgia 3,258 58.3%
5973 Franklin, Michigan 3,255 11.0%
5974 Louisiana, Missouri 3,253 -15.4%
5975 Marion, Alabama 3,252 -6.8%
5976 Muldrow, Oklahoma 3,251 4.6%
5977 Welsh, Louisiana 3,251 -3.8%
5978 Montrose, Minnesota 3,250 159.5%
5979 Holton, Kansas 3,248 -2.9%
5980 Brodhead, Wisconsin 3,246 2.1%
5981 Russell, Kentucky 3,245 -10.7%
5982 Blairsville, Pennsylvania 3,243 -9.7%
5983 Haskell, Texas 3,242 5.3%
5984 Lakeland, Georgia 3,241 18.5%
5985 Myerstown, Pennsylvania 3,241 2.3%
5986 Spencer, North Carolina 3,241 -3.4%
5987 Pomona, New York 3,239 17.6%
5988 Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 3,239 -2.4%
5989 Hodgenville, Kentucky 3,238 12.0%
5990 Bamberg, South Carolina 3,237 -12.9%
5991 Verona, Mississippi 3,235 -3.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
4110 Cold Spring 6,446 63.5%
4121 Wilmore 6,423 8.8%
4145 Cynthiana 6,362 0.3%
4167 Vine Grove 6,310 51.5%
4225 Princeton 6,131 -6.0%
4259 Monticello 6,034 0.8%
4292 Union 5,930 102.8%
4369 Bellevue 5,772 -10.7%
4379 Central City 5,754 -2.1%
4388 Fort Wright 5,737 0.9%
4392 Douglass Hills 5,730 3.2%
4401 Lebanon 5,698 -3.4%
4480 Dayton 5,507 -7.5%
4586 Williamsburg 5,281 6.7%
4711 Crestwood 5,039 92.4%
4731 Hazard 4,997 2.7%
4774 Prospect 4,925 6.4%
4949 Columbia 4,636 5.1%
5025 Ludlow 4,500 2.2%
5033 Scottsville 4,488 3.7%
5050 Benton 4,469 2.8%
5096 Hurstbourne 4,403 13.5%
5210 Greenville 4,252 -3.0%
5337 Crescent Springs 4,056 2.7%
5355 Paintsville 4,037 -2.0%
5384 Walton 3,995 60.0%
5426 Grayson 3,944 1.5%
5427 Williamstown 3,944 21.2%
5428 Southgate 3,942 13.5%
5458 Crittenden 3,899 51.8%
5485 Lancaster 3,856 0.6%
5507 Carrollton 3,830 -0.2%
5611 Stanford 3,686 7.5%
5689 Beaver Dam 3,589 16.6%
5694 Prestonsburg 3,583 -7.2%
5735 West Liberty 3,532 8.7%
5842 Morganfield 3,401 -2.2%
5947 Crestview Hills 3,280 12.1%
5981 Russell 3,245 -10.7%
5989 Hodgenville 3,238 12.0%
6141 Barbourville 3,099 -13.5%
6169 Wilder 3,070 17.2%
6202 Providence 3,038 -15.7%
6251 Indian Hills 2,985 2.9%
6259 Park Hills 2,981 0.3%
6273 Graymoor-Devondale 2,965 3.6%
6285 Springfield 2,946 7.7%
6306 Pioneer Village 2,919 15.1%
6334 Simpsonville 2,892 122.1%
6350 Brandenburg 2,878 39.2%
6355 Marion 2,872 -10.3%
6421 Flemingsburg 2,806 8.0%
6495 Lakeside Park 2,744 -4.2%
6504 Hartford 2,740 6.6%
6606 Cadiz 2,665 12.3%
6616 Stanton 2,661 -12.3%
6633 Dawson Springs 2,647 -10.9%
6669 Russell Springs 2,610 20.3%
6701 Eminence 2,582 15.2%
6769 Eddyville 2,528 7.3%
6796 Calvert City 2,502 -7.5%
6839 Windy Hills 2,475 0.6%
6881 Mount Vernon 2,450 -5.6%
6894 Cave City 2,436 28.5%
6900 Anchorage 2,432 4.1%
6940 Morgantown 2,407 -5.4%
6955 Horse Cave 2,394 5.9%
6980 Louisa 2,375 17.9%
7032 Hardinsburg 2,345 0.0%
7033 Raceland 2,345 -7.9%
7059 Irvine 2,325 -18.0%
7083 Junction City 2,308 4.7%
7114 Tompkinsville 2,287 -13.8%
7203 Dry Ridge 2,227 7.2%
7276 Fulton 2,176 -21.0%
7306 Hickman 2,156 -15.1%
7357 Liberty 2,119 14.6%
7361 Elkton 2,118 7.0%
7404 Falmouth 2,102 1.6%
7419 Greensburg 2,095 -12.8%
7601 Albany 2,004 -9.7%
7644 Jackson 1,979 -22.2%
7664 Cumberland 1,967 -24.0%
7680 Jenkins 1,961 -18.0%
7685 Carlisle 1,959 -7.9%
7692 Lebanon Junction 1,955 8.2%
7798 Hurstbourne Acres 1,899 24.7%
7847 Whitesburg 1,875 17.0%
8000 Sturgis 1,805 -11.7%
8010 Midway 1,801 10.7%
8044 Jamestown 1,788 9.2%
8057 Pineville 1,781 -14.6%
8097 Orchard Grass Hills 1,762 32.5%
8104 Catlettsburg 1,759 -8.9%
8109 Jeffersonville 1,757 15.8%
8167 Salyersville 1,729 8.0%
8248 Warsaw 1,697 -8.4%
8252 Lewisport 1,695 3.2%
8334 Munfordville 1,657 5.7%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 3,245 5,981
2017 3,226 5,997
2016 3,244 5,966
2015 3,260 5,936
2014 3,258 5,927
2013 3,296 5,879
2012 3,325 5,840
2011 3,340 5,824
2010 3,380 5,772
2009 3,635 5,470
2008 3,605 5,478
2007 3,581 5,487
2006 3,588 5,454
2005 3,564 5,439
2004 3,573 5,419
2003 3,585 5,389
2002 3,590 5,367
2001 3,618 5,336
2000 3,634 5,299
1990 4,036 4,676