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Birchwood Village
Location of the city of Birchwood Villagewithin Washington County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Birchwood Village
within Washington County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Washington
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
 • Total 870
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,586.51/sq mi (999.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-06058

Birchwood Village is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 870 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land. Cedar Street / Hall Avenue serves as a main route. The village is on the south and east shore of White Bear Lake.


Birchwood first developed as a community of summer recreation cottages built by residents of the Saint Paul area in early 20th-century. Initial subdivisions were along the lakeshore, and this area is now characterized by a potpourri of old homes that have been extensively remodeled, and new homes where the original structure has been demolished. The newer subdivisions away from the lake have larger lots and are more homogeneous in appearance but have retained the flavor of the village by preserving the natural features of the area.

The community was at one time served by the Twin City Lines street car which passed through the village on its way from Saint Paul to White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi. The significant difference in lot sizes between the older and newer areas of the community, reflect the influence of changes in transportation modes.

First incorporated as a village in the year 1921, a subsequent act of the State Legislature converted the "village" to a "City of the Fourth Class." Residents felt, however, that the term "village" was so much a part of the community that it was amended to "Birchwood Village, a City of the Fourth Class."


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 99
1940 91 −8.1%
1950 312 242.9%
1960 598 91.7%
1970 926 54.8%
1980 1,059 14.4%
1990 1,042 −1.6%
2000 968 −7.1%
2010 870 −10.1%
2019 (est.) 882 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 870 people, 351 households, and 262 families living in the city. The population density was 2,558.8 inhabitants per square mile (988.0/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 1,079.4 per square mile (416.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 351 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 49.1 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.2% were from 25 to 44; 38% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

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