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Bird Island, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bird Island is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Renville County at latitude 44.7647 and longitude -94.895. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Bird Island 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 Bird Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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


Total Population 1,043
Population in Households 1,031
Population in Familes 770
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 681
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 494
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $63,793
Average Home Value $95,012


Median Household Income $57,470
Average Household Income $64,636
Per Capita Income $30,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.35%
Households 0.34% -0.16%
Families 0.76% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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 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 # 357 61st
Population Density1 # 412 55th
Diversity Index2 # 414 54th
Median Household Income # 257 72nd
Per Capita Income # 191 79th

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