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Bird Island, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bird Island had a population of 983 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bird Island is located at latitude 44.7647 and longitude -94.895 in Renville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bird Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Bird Island (GNIS ID: 2394173) 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 Bird Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bird Island: City of Bird Island.

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


Total Population 983
Population in Households 971
Population in Familes 719
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 641
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 468
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $85,106
Average Home Value $111,908


Median Household Income $49,582
Average Household Income $68,914
Per Capita Income $32,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.93% -1.0%
Households -0.63% -0.74%
Families -0.53% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Bird Island, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bird Island 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 # 366 60th
Population Density1 # 425 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 379 59th
Median Household Income # 570 37th
Per Capita Income # 188 79th

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