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Beardsley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Beardsley had a population of 237 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Beardsley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 237
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 509
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $55,199
Average Household Income $77,700
Per Capita Income $31,515


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $176,389
Average Home Value $198,969


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% -0.6%
Households 0.25% -0.37%
Families 4.58% -0.73%
Median Household Income   5.71%
Per Capita Income   3.78%

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, 2017 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 # 656 28th
Population Density # 486 46th
Diversity Index # 885 3rd
Median Household Income # 442 51st
Per Capita Income # 282 69th

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