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The City of Bird City had a population of 444 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.7508 and longitude -101.5329 in Cheyenne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bird City 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 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.

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

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Bird City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 444 (100%)
Population in Households 444 (100.0%)
Population in Families 355 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 196
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $53,012
Average Household Income $61,912
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $27,613
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $84,615
Average Home Value $103,448
Housing Affordability Index3 333


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.06% -0.09%
Households 0.04% -0.09%
Families 0.86% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

Bird City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bird City to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 308 54th
Population Density # 601 11th
Median Household Income # 400 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 525 78th
Per Capita Income # 415 38th
Diversity Index # 136 80th

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