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Bigelow, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bigelow is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nobles County at latitude 43.5056 and longitude -95.6892. Nobles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,644 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bigelow, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bigelow, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bigelow indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bigelow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bigelow: City of Bigelow.

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Bigelow, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 207
Population in Households 207
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 513
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $378,226


Median Household Income $54,093
Average Household Income $74,269
Per Capita Income $28,501
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -2.94% -1.7%
Households -3.09% -1.61%
Families -0.4% -1.79%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
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.


Bigelow, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bigelow to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 686 24th
Population Density1 # 485 47th
Diversity Index2 # 158 83rd
Median Household Income # 359 60th
Per Capita Income # 265 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.