Beardsley, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 222 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.3%
 
Males: 132  (59.9%)
Females: 90  (40.1%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56211.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,855 (it was $26,429 in 2000)
Beardsley:

$38,855
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,580 (it was $16,106 in 2000)

Beardsley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,022 (it was $16,500 in 2000)
Beardsley:

$39,022
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $56,295; Detached houses: $57,089; Townhouses or other attached units: $19,441; Mobile homes: $90,725

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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  • White alone - 232 (99.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Beardsley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beardsley: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.8%), Irish (17.9%), Norwegian (9.2%), Polish (4.8%), Swedish (3.5%), Czech (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1098 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 468 people per square mile   (low).

Beardsley,MN real estate house value index trend

Beardsley, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Beardsley:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beardsley city:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $658 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (1.0%)

Beardsley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (91.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (172.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (519.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Browns Valley, MN (2.5 miles ), Barry, MN (2.7 miles) , Peever, SD (3.4 miles ), Wilmot, SD (3.5 miles ), Graceville, MN (3.7 miles ), Clinton, MN (3.9 miles ), Corona, SD (4.0 miles) , Goodwill, SD (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 45.56 N, Longitude: 96.71 W

Area code: 320

Beardsley household income distribution Beardsley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-11.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Beardsley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Beardsley, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beardsley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Beardsley city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 10/29/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Beardsley-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Beardsley center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 161.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 683.7 miles away from Beardsley center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Big Stone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beardsley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Beardsley:

  • BROWNS VALLEY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BROWNS VALLEY, MN)
  • WILMOT CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILMOT, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beardsley:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 51 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 69 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 85 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota State University (about 86 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northern State University (about 87 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

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Notable locations in Beardsley: Beardsley (A), Beardsley Police Department (B), Beardsley Village Hall (C), Beardsley Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beardsley include: Beardsley Methodist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Big Stone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.67
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beardsley that have no violations reported:

  • BEARDSLEY (Population served: 231, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Beardsley compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Beardsley (2011 data):

  • The Buffalo Ridge Bank: at 101 North Main Street, branch established on 1930/02/21. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $42.4 mil, Deposits: $38.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Beardsley Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Beardsley travel time to work - commute Beardsley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beardsley city (based on Big Stone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 110.33%
Here: 110.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents30.5%29.2%16.8%6.7%4.4%
Congregations20.0%13.3%13.3%13.3%6.7%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodHutterian BrethrenUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%2.3%1.8%1.9%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%3.3%10.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Big Stone County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Big Stone County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Stone County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$214
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$160
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$768
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,892

Beardsley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $42,000 ($189.19)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($94.59)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($85.59)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($76.58)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($54.05)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($49.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($40.54)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($40.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($27.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($337.84)
    Withdrawals: $6,000 ($27.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($40.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($157.66)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($130.63)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($54.05)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($22.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($139.64)

Beardsley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,000 ($112.61)
    All Other: $20,000 ($90.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($76.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $11,000 ($49.55)
    From Other Government: $6,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $36,000 ($162.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($49.55)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($76.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $78,000 ($351.35)
    All Other: $7,000 ($31.53)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($157.66)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.50)

Beardsley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $183,000 ($824.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $30,000 ($135.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $175,000 ($788.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $38,000 ($171.17)

4.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, SD  0.72% ($41,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beardsley:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beardsley:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Beardsley:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)

Beardsley fatal accident list:

Sep 21, 1985 04:00 AM, 28, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi E On Ct 7 & 7 Mi S (Lat: 45.500528 Lon: -96.642000), Call Sign: KNHL840
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 09/20/2013
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 10 3/4 Mi W Clinton (Lat: 45.454139 Lon: -96.662833), Call Sign: KNBI840
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/1996, Expiration Date: 10/07/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2002
    Registrant: Hamann Bros, 246 Nw 3rd St, Ortonville, MN 56278, Phone: (612) 839-3482
  • Lat: 45.574167 Lon: -96.626611, Call Sign: WQQH299
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.787 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/11/2022, Certifier: Dale Haukos
    Registrant: Milbank Communications, Inc., Milbank, SD 57252-0003, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Fax: (605) 432-4014, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0IGD
    Grant Date: 01/29/1991, Expiration Date: 01/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2003
    Registrant: Joanie A Haukos, Box 63, Beardsley, MN 56211

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3036Y , Serial Number: 18254036, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1962
    Registrant (Corporation): Asfeld Edward P, Rr Box 55, Beardsley, MN 56211

Most common first names in Beardsley, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1279.7 years
William1078.8 years
Mary788.0 years
Dorothy675.2 years
George570.8 years
Herman574.2 years
Anna584.6 years
Margaret582.2 years
Henry491.0 years
Joseph471.3 years
Most common last names in Beardsley, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martens688.0 years
Gibson680.2 years
Johnson687.2 years
Haanen678.5 years
Doschadis681.3 years
Graham576.2 years
Piechowski590.2 years
Oneill589.2 years
Kvatum579.2 years
Anderson474.3 years

Beardsley on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William J. Gibson (1)
  • Robert P. Asfeld (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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