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Bird Island, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bird Island had a population of 1,024 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 1,024
Daytime Population: Workers 588
Daytime Population: Residents 452
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,012
Population in Familes 748
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 668
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $52,826
Average Household Income $71,963
Per Capita Income $33,667


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $88,376
Average Home Value $118,123


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 273
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 -0.24% -0.94%
Households -0.17% -0.8%
Families -0.05% -0.97%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   4.23%

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, 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 # 360 60th
Population Density # 412 55th
Diversity Index # 359 60th
Median Household Income # 520 43rd
Per Capita Income # 197 78th

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