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Bigelow, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Bigelow had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 230
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $55,599
Average Household Income $84,396
Per Capita Income $31,764


Total Housing Units 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $130,000
Average Home Value $158,456


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.3% -0.09%
Households -0.32% 0.0%
Families 1.34% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   4.52%

Bigelow, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bigelow 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 # 661 27th
Population Density # 452 50th
Diversity Index # 123 86th
Median Household Income # 430 53rd
Per Capita Income # 270 70th

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