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Birdseye, Indiana
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Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jefferson
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
722 ft (220 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 417
 • Density 655.66/sq mi (253.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
47513
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-05374
GNIS feature ID 450684

Birdseye is a town in Jefferson Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. At the 2010 census, the town population was 415.

Birdseye is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Birdseye was platted in 1880. Popular tradition says the town was first known as Bird, after Rev. "Bird" Johnson, who was helping select a location for the first post office when he said "this spot suits Bird's eye". The Birdseye post office has been in operation since 1856.

Birdseye Indiana
Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.
Birdseye, Indiana
Town water tower

Geography

Birdseye is located at 38°18′57″N 86°41′43″W / 38.31583°N 86.69528°W / 38.31583; -86.69528 (38.315781, -86.695283).

According to the 2010 census, Birdseye has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 419
1900 476 13.6%
1910 439 −7.8%
1920 527 20.0%
1930 366 −30.6%
1940 370 1.1%
1950 354 −4.3%
1960 366 3.4%
1970 404 10.4%
1980 533 31.9%
1990 472 −11.4%
2000 465 −1.5%
2010 416 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 416 people, 173 households and 110 families living in the town. The population density was 650.0 per square mile (251.0/km2). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 310.9 per square mile (120.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.5% African American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 173 households, of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age was 38 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

The town has a public library, a branch of the Jasper-Dubois County Public Library.

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