Russell is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 1,856 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Russell Attwater, the pioneer land owner.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.3 square miles (252 km), of which, 96.8 square miles (251 km) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km) of it (0.54%) is water.
The Grasse River flows northward through the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,801 people, 650 households, and 482 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.6 people per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 854 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.00% White, 0.17% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 650 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,080, and the median income for a family was $36,118. Males had a median income of $31,927 versus $22,895 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,530. About 15.7% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.