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Birchdale Minnesota Community Guide


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Birchdale Minnesota welcome sign

 
Birchdale is a small town on the Canadian border between Baudette and International Falls. Our community is home to great fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. Birchdale is a beautiful community with a great sense of connection to one another and a great sense of humor. Home to the annual 4th of July World's Greatest Potluck, bluegrass family band Sloughgrass, Annual Ice Fishing Tournament, Sturgeon Tournament, and Birchdale Pioneer Days.

From the Birchdale Facebook Page


Population: 
 Northwest Koochiching (unorganized territory) 1970 1980 1990 2000 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 600 639 594 541 -53 -8.92
Land Area (sq. mile) 106.10 1,096.19 1,077.06 1,077.10 0.04 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 5.66 0.58 0.55 0.50 -0.05 -8.93
Housing Units 287 294 428 426 -2 -0.47
Households -- 223 220 230 10 4.55
Persons Per Household -- 2.87 2.70 2.35 -0.35 -12.96

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 2,798.5 km˛ (1,080.5 mi˛). 2,789.7 km˛ (1,077.1 mi˛) of it is land and 8.8 km˛ (3.4 mi˛) of it (0.31%) is water.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 541 people, 230 households, and 158 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 0.2/km˛ (0.5/mi˛). There were 426 housing units at an average density of 0.2/km˛ (0.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 98.52% White, 0.18% Native American, and 1.29% from two or more races.

There were 230 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $36,818 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $15,940. About 9.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 31.5% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

BIRCHDALE, a village in section 3 of T. 159N, R. 27W (Sault), was named for the many groves of white birch found there in early days, as suggested by Mae Whitney Buell. It was settled primarily by Scandinavians beginning in 1899; it had a station of the Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway; its post office was first established in Itasca County in 1906 in the home of postmaster Herbert T. Whitcomb.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Unorganized territory administered by Koochiching County

Post Office:
Birchdale Post Office
Highway 11 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2103
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Business Hours
Weekdays 08:30-12:15PM 12:45-04:00PM
Saturday 09:30-10:30AM
Last Daily Collection
Weekdays 04:00PM
Saturday 03:00PM


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Map of the Birchdale Minnesota area
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Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
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Health Care:

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Schools:

Indus School
8560 Highway 11
Birchdale, MN 56629
Phone: (218) 634-2425
Fax: (218) 634-1333
Web: www.indus.k12.mn.us  

 

Indus School was built in 1978 and currently houses preschool through twelfth grade. We serve approximately 200 students. Our preschool program is split into two sections, a program for three year olds that meets Mondays and Wednesdays and a program for four year olds that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. The preschool students ride the regular bus routes with the other children and the program runs the same calendar as the school year.


Churches: 
United Congregational Church
PO Box 115 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2841 
 

Media:

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Motels:

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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
County Garage
10423 Highway 11 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2275
 

Indus School
8560 Highway 11
Birchdale, MN 56629
Phone: (218) 634-2425
Fax: (218) 634-1333
Web: www.indus.isd363.k12.mn.us

 
Nelson's Store
10380 Highway 11 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2583 
 
United Congregational Church
PO Box 115 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2841 
 
US Post Office
Highway 11 
Birchdale, MN 56629 
Phone: (218) 634-2103 
 

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Aerial Photo of the Birchdale Minnesota area
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Topographic Map of the Birchdale Minnesota area
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