Russell Springs, Kansas

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Russell Springs, Kansas
Location within Logan County and Kansas
Location within Logan County and Kansas
KDOT map of Logan County (legend)
KDOT map of Logan County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°54′40″N 101°10′33″W / 38.91111°N 101.17583°W / 38.91111; -101.17583Coordinates: 38°54′40″N 101°10′33″W / 38.91111°N 101.17583°W / 38.91111; -101.17583
Country United States
State Kansas
County Logan
Founded 1865
Incorporated 1888
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,966 ft (904 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 24
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 25
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67764
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-61875 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0471371 [5]

Russell Springs is a city in Logan County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24.[6]


Russell Springs, founded in 1865, was the Eaton stop on the Butterfield Overland Dispatch stage line. The line ran through rough Indian country to connect the gold mines in Denver, Colorado, with Fort Riley, Kansas. It ran until the Kansas Pacific Railroad was built. Travelers on the Butterfield Trail always made the natural springs in the area a watering place and calling them "Russell's Springs".[7]

It was named for Avra P. Russell, of the 2nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.[8]

Russell Springs was the county seat of Logan County until 1963. There was much feuding over which town should serve as county seat, and Oakley won the honor in 1963. In 1965, the old county courthouse in Russell Springs became the Butterfield Trail Museum.[7]


Russell Springs is located at 38°54′40″N 101°10′33″W / 38.91111°N 101.17583°W / 38.91111; -101.17583 (38.911215, -101.175917).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.[1]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Russell Springs has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 117
1910 82
1920 115 40.2%
1930 141 22.6%
1940 198 40.4%
1950 161 −18.7%
1960 93 −42.2%
1970 83 −10.8%
1980 56 −32.5%
1990 29 −48.2%
2000 32 10.3%
2010 24 −25.0%
Est. 2016 25 [3] 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[2] there were 24 people, 13 households, and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 34.3 people per square mile (12.6/km²). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 38.8 per square mile (14.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 0.0% of the population.[4]

There were 13 households of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 0.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 30.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85, and the average family size was 2.38.[4]

In the city, the population was spread out with 12.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 37.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 140.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.[4]

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,370. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.[4]


Russell Springs is a city of the third class with a mayor-council form of government. The city council consists of five members and meets on the third Wednesday of each month.[11]

Russell Springs lies within Kansas's 1st U.S. Congressional District. For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature, the city is located in the 40th district of the Kansas Senate and the 118th district of the Kansas House of Representatives.[11]


Russell Springs is a part of USD 275 Triplains.[12]

Russell Springs schools were closed through school unification. The Russell Springs High School mascot was Russell Springs Hornets.[13]


Kansas Highway 25 (K-25) runs north-south through Russell Springs.[14]


Points of interest[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 227. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Russell Springs, Kansas
  11. ^ a b "Russell Springs". Directory of Kansas Public Officials. The League of Kansas Municipalities. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  12. ^ "USD 275 Triplains". USD 275. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kendall Hits At A Sizzling Pace", Garden City Telegram, 15 January 1966, p.12.
  14. ^ "Russell Springs, KS 67764". Google Maps. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 

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