Bird Island, Minnesota facts for kids
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Downtown Bird Island, August 2008
Location of Bird Island, Minnesota
|• Type||Mayor – Council|
|• Total||1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)|
|• Land||1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,089 ft (332 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||628.85/sq mi (242.88/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0640191|
Bird Island was platted in 1878, and named for a nearby bird sanctuary in a marsh. After the installation of ditches and tile, the area was converted to farmland, erasing the town's namesake.
A post office has been in operation at Bird Island since 1878. Bird Island was incorporated in 1881.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,042 people, 487 households, and 274 families living in the city. The population density was 681.0 inhabitants per square mile (262.9/km2). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 357.5 per square mile (138.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 487 households, of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.77.
The median age in the city was 48.4 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
Arts and culture
This town is where the Renville County Fair is held every August.
- Roger L. Dell, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
- Alvin Setzepfandt, veterinarian and politician
In Spanish: Bird Island (Minnesota) para niños
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