Beardsley, Minnesota

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Beardsley is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 262 at the 2000 census.

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]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all land.

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


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.


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