Birdseye, Indiana

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Birdseye is a town in Jefferson Township, Dubois County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 465. It 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".

Birdseye is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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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