Bird Island, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 1,004 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 
Males: 522  (52.0%)
Females: 482  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55310.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,510 (it was $38,092 in 2000)
Bird Island:

$45,510
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,637 (it was $18,700 in 2000)

Bird Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,625 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Bird Island:

$75,625
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $503.

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  • Races in Bird Island, MN (2010)

    Bird Island races chart
    • 99495.4%White alone
    • 333.2%Hispanic
    • 90.9%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bird Island: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.7%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (5.9%), Swedish (5.6%), English (4.1%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 650 people per square mile   (low).

Bird Island,MN real estate house value index trend

Bird Island, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Bird Island:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bird Island city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $955 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $868 (1.5%)

Bird Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (65.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (80.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Olivia, MN (2.2 miles ), Hector, MN (3.0 miles ), Danube, MN (3.2 miles ), Lake Lillian, MN (3.5 miles ), Buffalo Lake, MN (3.7 miles ), Blomkest, MN (3.7 miles) , Cosmos, MN (3.9 miles ), Morton, MN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $270,400
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $255,100
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $264,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $262,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $244,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $279,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $259,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $355,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $390,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 94.89 W

Area code: 320

Bird Island household income distribution Bird Island home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -144 (-10.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Bird Island, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bird Island-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Bird Island city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bird Island-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% 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 83.9 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 92.7 miles away from Bird Island center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 226.0 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 119.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.9 miles away from Bird Island center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.1 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 Renville County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bird Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bird Island:

  • RENVILLE COUNTY COMM RES ("831 GROVE AVE, BOX 520")
  • BIRD ISLAND MANOR HCC (421 SOUTH 11TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bird Island:

  • RENVILLE COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; OLIVIA, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - OLIVIA (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OLIVIA, MN)
  • OLIVIA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OLIVIA, MN)
  • BUFFALO LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BUFFALO LAKE, MN)
  • COSMOS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COSMOS, MN)
  • RENVILLA HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RENVILLE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bird Island:

  • Ridgewater College (about 28 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 48 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 55 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • South Central College (about 59 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 62 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 62 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)

Public elementary/middle school in Bird Island:

Private elementary/middle school in Bird Island:

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Notable locations in Bird Island: Bird Island (A), Renville County Fairgrounds (B), Bird Island Village Library (C), Bird Island Police Department (D), Bird Island Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bird Island include: Saint Mary's Church (A), Our Savior's Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Mary's Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Renville 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 2003 was 55.3. This is better than average.

City:

55.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 37.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.0
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Bird Island in 2000:

  • 23 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in other group homes

Bird Island, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Bird Island (2011 data):

  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Bird Island Branch at 205 South Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

Bird Island travel time to work - commute Bird Island mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bird Island city (based on Renville County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,42523
Catholic3,8597
Evangelical Protestant1,96614
None3,480-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Renville County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Renville County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

9.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Renville County:

28.5%
Minnesota:

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

14.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.7%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Bird Island:

28.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

30.1%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.6%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bird Island:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.1%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Bird Island:

47.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.3%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bird Island, MN Residents
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 1$4,056$48,6720$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,442$29,3045$55
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,798$40,7880$0
Firefighters 0$0 24$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,048$36,5761$48
Water Supply 1$3,932$47,1840$0
Totals for Government 6$20,276$40,55230$103

Bird Island government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $216,000 ($215.14)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($122.51)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($112.55)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($101.59)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($52.79)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($44.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($30.88)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($26.89)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($19.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($9.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($6.97)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($4.98)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($3.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($2.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($19.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $152,000 ($151.39)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($46.81)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($42.83)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($36.85)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($30.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($8.96)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $236,000 ($235.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($3.98)

Bird Island government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $38,000 ($37.85)
    All Other: $17,000 ($16.93)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($2.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($10.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($56.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($55.78)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($9.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($124.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $372,000 ($370.52)
    All Other: $27,000 ($26.89)
  • Tax - Property: $263,000 ($261.95)
    NEC: $15,000 ($14.94)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($3.98)

Bird Island government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($69.72)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $431,000 ($429.28)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $425,000 ($423.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $760,000 ($756.97)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($29.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $96,000 ($95.62)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($39.84)

Bird Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $305,000 ($303.78)

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Redwood County, MN  0.57% ($28,243 average AGI)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.56% ($24,833)
from McLeod County, MN  0.42% ($33,741)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Kandiyohi County, MN  0.71% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Redwood County, MN  0.64% ($27,857)
to McLeod County, MN  0.58% ($34,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bird Island:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDJS (1590 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bird Island:

  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHZ (91.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLGR-FM (97.7 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bird Island:

  • K23FP (Channel 23; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K45FR (Channel 45; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K49AJ (Channel 49; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE CNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K51AL (Channel 51; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE CNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K53AO (Channel 53; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE CNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K55CK (Channel 55; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE CNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K57AE (Channel 57; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $177,000Total costs
  • 1,677Total average daily traffic
  • 379Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,027Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bird Island)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Nw 1/4 Of Sw 1/4 Sect 32 T-115-N R-33-W (Lat: 44.723306 Lon: -94.844167), Call Sign: KNEP369, Licensee ID: L00645265
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2003, Expiration Date: 03/22/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2013Registrant: Robert Hilgert, Rt 1 Box 205, Bird Island, MN 55310
  • Se 1/4 Of Se 1/4 Sect 35 T-116-N R-34-W 2 1/2 Mi N On Cr 5 (Lat: 44.804972 Lon: -94.895833), Call Sign: KNFA751
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.395 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/1997, Expiration Date: 05/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2002Registrant: Donald Dooner, Rt 1 Box 38, Bird Island, MN 55310, Phone: (612) 365-4462
  • 3.5 Mi S 2.5 Mi W (Lat: 44.715528 Lon: -94.948056), Call Sign: KWC953
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHzGrant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/19/2023Registrant: Tersteeg Enterprizes, Inc, 36407 780th Ave, Bird Island, MN 55310, Phone: (320) 523-1099, Email:
  • 3 Mi Se Of County Hwys 5 & 11 Junc (Lat: 44.892472 Lon: -94.819444), Call Sign: WXH764
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHzGrant Date: 04/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/14/2023, Certifier: Randy KramerRegistrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Email:
  • 1 1/2 Mi S Of (Lat: 44.752472 Lon: -94.996944), Call Sign: WZV566, Licensee ID: L00619599
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.465 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2004, Expiration Date: 04/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2014Registrant: Gary Sanger, 80576 380th Street, Bird Island, MN 55310, Phone: (320) 365-3175
  • .25 Mi Se (Lat: 44.757222 Lon: -94.888889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Call Sign: KAW490
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.575 MHz, 153.665 MHz, 153.665 MHz, 158.175 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 06/09/2022, Certifier: Ronald D ObermuellerRegistrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • .25 Mi Se (Lat: 44.757194 Lon: -94.888889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPAM897
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHzGrant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/14/2022, Certifier: Ronald D ObermuellerRegistrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Bird Island E, Lat: 44.759139 Lon: -94.873333, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQKH680
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 05/22/2019, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr.Registrant: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1825 Eye St., Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-3042, Fax: (202) 420-2201, Email:
  • Bird Island W, Lat: 44.759139 Lon: -94.873333, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQKH680
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 05/22/2019, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr.Registrant: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1825 Eye St., Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-3042, Fax: (202) 420-2201, Email:
  • BIRD ISLAND, Ne Corner Of 1st & Ash St. (Lat: 44.766694 Lon: -94.885639), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Call Sign: WQPM314
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 06/26/2012, Expiration Date: 06/26/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: AF0SS, Previous Call Sign: AF0W, Licensee ID: L01230841, Grant Date: 01/10/2007, Expiration Date: 12/18/2016, Registrant: Howard S Robb, 340 So 5th St, Bird Island, MN 55310
  • Call Sign: KD0FNP, Licensee ID: L01441018, Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018, Certifier: Douglas C Olinger, Registrant: Douglas C Olinger, 361 Dogwood Ave, Bird Island, MN 55310

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bird Island and their reported violations in the past:

BIRD ISLAND (Population served: 1,042, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-27-2009 and APR-26-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-2008)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Most common first names in Bird Island, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1978.3 years
Mary1885.3 years
Donald1773.4 years
John1776.6 years
George1477.9 years
Frank1381.4 years
Margaret1282.1 years
Henry1075.3 years
Clarence976.6 years
Marie981.8 years
Most common last names in Bird Island, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1074.1 years
Meyer1078.6 years
Lingl873.4 years
Weis885.5 years
Olson871.9 years
Baumann778.4 years
Ryan676.3 years
Eiler677.0 years
Schulte675.7 years
Gass676.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Bird Island compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Bird Island on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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