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Birdseye, Indiana
Town
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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 (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 416
 • Estimate (2012) 414
 • Density 650.0/sq mi (251.0/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47513
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-05374
GNIS feature ID 450684

Birdseye is a town in Jefferson Township, Dubois County, Indiana, United States. As of 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 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (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%
Est. 2015 407 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 416 people, 173 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 650.0 inhabitants 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 in the town 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 of the town was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 465 people, 204 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 724.8 people per square mile (280.5/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 332.0 per square mile (128.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 204 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $45,125. Males had a median income of $29,250 versus $21,953 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,690. About 8.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.


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