Bird Island, Minnesota

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High Points

Bird Island strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bird Island Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bird Island Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Bird Island Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bird Island Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Bird Island Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Bird Island Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bird Island, Minnesota

Comparing Bird Island to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Bird Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55310
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.767
Longitude -94.895

Bird Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.2 inches
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Bird Island Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,195 100%
Male 603 50.5%
Female 592 49.5%
Under 18 294 24.6%
18+ 901 75.4%
65+ 286 23.9%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,157 96.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 13 1.1%
Mixed Race 17 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 2.6%

Estimated Bird Island Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,176
Growth -19
Growth % -1.6%

Bird Island Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 55.1%
Norwegian 11.9%
Swedish 5.8%
Irish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 4.2%
Czech 3.2%
English 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Danish 1.3%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bird Island 1,195 $48,750
Blomkest 186 $40,833
Buffalo Lake 768 $43,958
Danube 529 $43,750
Hector 1,166 $41,477
Lake Lillian 257 $31,875
Olivia 2,570 $44,781
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