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Beardsley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Beardsley had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2016. Beardsley ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beardsley is located at latitude 45.5578 and longitude -96.7141 in Big Stone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beardsley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Big Stone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Beardsley (GNIS ID: 2394095) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Beardsley is located within Township of Browns Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Big Stone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beardsley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Beardsley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 243
Population in Households 243
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 522
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $194,608


Median Household Income $53,834
Average Household Income $71,576
Per Capita Income $29,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.16%
Households 0.87% 0.35%
Families 5.93% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Beardsley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beardsley to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 652 28th
Population Density1 # 480 47th
Diversity Index2 # 884 3rd
Median Household Income # 425 53rd
Per Capita Income # 311 66th

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