Bird City, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bird City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bird City had a population of 445 as of July 1, 2017. Bird City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bird City is located at latitude 39.7496 and longitude -101.5326 in Cheyenne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bird City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cheyenne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,465 feet.

The City of Bird City (GNIS ID: 2394172) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bird City is located within Township of Bird City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheyenne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bird City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bird City: Bird, Bird Town, Birdton.

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Bird City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 445
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $85,976
Average Home Value $129,248


Median Household Income $56,829
Average Household Income $73,637
Per Capita Income $32,768
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.14%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families 1.45% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bird City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bird City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 317 53rd
Population Density1 # 600 11th
Diversity Index2 # 126 82nd
Median Household Income # 148 78th
Per Capita Income # 65 90th

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