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Bigelow, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bigelow had a population of 226 as of July 1, 2015. Bigelow ranks in the upper 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 Bigelow is located at latitude 43.5056 and longitude -95.6892 in Nobles County. 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. Nobles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,644 feet.

The City of Bigelow (GNIS ID: 2394166) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bigelow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bigelow: City of Bigelow.

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Bigelow, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 226
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 560
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $220,833
Average Home Value $422,826


Median Household Income $49,480
Average Household Income $71,596
Per Capita Income $26,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.27%
Households -0.88% -0.24%
Families 1.26% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 668 26th
Population Density1 # 454 50th
Diversity Index2 # 136 85th
Median Household Income # 563 38th
Per Capita Income # 424 53rd

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