Bejou, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 54  (59.1%)
Females: 38  (40.9%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56516

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,416 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Bejou:

$22,416
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,625 (it was $10,210 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,250 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Bejou:

$25,250
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $74,374; Detached houses: $73,452; Mobile homes: $96,506
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  • White alone - 68 (76.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (18.0%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bejou: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (29.6%), German (28.7%), Dutch (5.6%), Swedish (4.6%), Czech (3.7%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1222 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 245 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bejou:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bejou city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $375 (1.6%)

Bejou satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (55.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (214.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (562.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winger, MN (2.6 miles ), Riverland, MN (2.9 miles ), Mahnomen, MN (3.0 miles ), Beaulieu, MN (3.3 miles) , McIntosh, MN (3.8 miles ), Fosston, MN (3.8 miles ), Gary, MN (3.8 miles ), The Ranch, MN (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 47.44 N, Longitude: 95.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Bejou household income distribution Bejou home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-14.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Bejou, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bejou-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.3 miles away from the Bejou city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bejou-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from Bejou center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 731.5 miles away from Bejou center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 279.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mahnomen County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bejou:

  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MAHNOMEN, MN)
  • FIRST CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • JOHNSON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bejou:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • Bemidji State University (about 52 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 55 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 55 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • University of North Dakota (about 61 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 81 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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Church in Bejou: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mahnomen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bejou and their reported violations in the past:

BEJOU (Population served: 89, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 53.8%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bejou compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bejou travel time to work - commute Bejou mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bejou city (based on Mahnomen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.49%
Here: 66.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents59.3%27.2%7.8%2.1%3.7%
Congregations28.6%35.7%7.1%7.1%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Mahnomen County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mahnomen County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahnomen County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,034
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$386
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,706
Totals for Government 0$0 9$4,126

Bejou government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $24,000 ($260.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000 ($206.52)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($108.70)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($65.22)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($65.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($54.35)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($43.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($32.61)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($32.61)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($10.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $156,000 ($1695.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($10.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($108.70)

Bejou government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $35,000 ($380.43)
    All Other: $2,000 ($21.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $132,000 ($1434.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000 ($206.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($76.09)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($32.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($43.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($206.52)
  • Tax - NEC: $4,000 ($43.48)
    Property: $3,000 ($32.61)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Becker County, MN  1.38% ($27,192 average AGI)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Becker County, MN  1.21% ($36,000 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.84% ($20,938)
to Cass County, ND  0.74% ($22,071)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bejou:

  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bejou:

  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • JIM C THOMAS, Along Cpr Tracks And Hwy 59 In The Town Of Bejou (Lat: 47.439389 Lon: -95.976694), Type: 52.0, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 6123478191
  • JAMES C THOMAS, Along Cpr Tracks And Hwy 59 In The Town Of Bejou (Lat: 47.439389 Lon: -95.976694), Type: 52.0, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 6123478191

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0UPC
    Grant Date: 09/07/1995, Expiration Date: 09/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2007
    Registrant: Arianna M Conger, Sw Corner Of 1st & Roosevelt, Bejou, MN 56516

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21630 , Serial Number: 18800920, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Dev Air Inc, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5941R , Serial Number: 17253610, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James E Devries, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516, Other Owners: Adelle M Devries
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7851F , Serial Number: 15063951, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1966
    Registrant (Individual): James E Devries, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516

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