Beardsley, Minnesota

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Beardsley, Minnesota
City
Location of Beardsley, Minnesota
Location of Beardsley, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°33′24″N 96°42′47″W / 45.55667°N 96.71306°W / 45.55667; -96.71306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Big Stone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 233
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 228
 • Density 495.7/sq mi (191.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56211
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-04204[4]
GNIS feature ID 0639789[5]

Beardsley is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.[6]

Beardsley holds two state monthly record high temperatures, 111°F (approx. 44°C) in September, set in 1931, and 98°F (approx. 37°C) for October, reached in 1963, [1], and shares with Moorhead both the July record and the all-time state high temperature of 114°, reached in Beardsley on July 29, 1917.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Minnesota State Highways 7 and 28 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 233 people, 108 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 495.7 inhabitants per square mile (191.4 /km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White and 0.4% Native American.

There were 108 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 262 people, 125 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 552.4 people per square mile (215.2/km²). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 312.1 per square mile (121.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,429, and the median income for a family was $33,929. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,106. About 6.3% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of 18 and 15.5% of those 65 and older.

Seismology[edit]

Minnesota has a low occurrence of earthquakes, but 19 have been documented in the state since 1860, according to the University of Minnesota-Morris.[7] A rare earthquake shook the area on June 5, 1993; the earthquake's epicenter was in the nearby town of Dumont and measured a Magnitude 4.1 and Intensity V-VI.[8] A stronger earthquake (Magnitude 4.6, Intensity VI) struck the area in 1975 and was felt over 315,000 square kilometers.[9]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 45°33′30″N 96°42′44″W / 45.55833°N 96.71222°W / 45.55833; -96.71222