Bejou, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 43  (47.6%)
Females: 48  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

53.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56516

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,382 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Bejou:

$48,382
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,210 (it was $10,210 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,983 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Bejou:

$67,983
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $82,515; detached houses: $92,575; mobile homes: $49,435

Median gross rent in 2019: $398.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bejou: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.5%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Bejou, MN (2019)
    • 5587.3%White alone
    • 46.3%American Indian alone
    • 34.8%Black alone
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Ancestries: Norwegian (39.4%), German (18.2%), Czech (12.1%), Dutch (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1222 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 242 people per square mile   (very low).

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1 resident is foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,065 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $620 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Bejou, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bejou, MN in 2019

Bejou satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Bejou, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bejou, Minnesota average temperatures Bejou, Minnesota average precipitation Bejou, Minnesota humidity Bejou, Minnesota wind speed Bejou, Minnesota snowfall Bejou, Minnesota sunshine Bejou, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 32% 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 Bejou 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 the city 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 Bejou 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 the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from Bejou 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 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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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Bejou:

Marital status in Bejou, MN
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bejou:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bejou, MN (based on Mahnomen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,8006
Mainline Protestant8846
Evangelical Protestant3403
Other2-
None2,387-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Minnesota:

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

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mahnomen County:

9.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahnomen County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mahnomen County:

21.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bejou:

51.3%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bejou:

45.2%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bejou:

16.5%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bejou:

13.1%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

44.0%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bejou:

80.2%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bejou, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$776
Financial Administration 0$0 1$4,090
Water Supply 0$0 1$3,430
Totals for Government 0$0 9$8,296

Bejou government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($384.62)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($186.81)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($131.87)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($87.91)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($76.92)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($32.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($21.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($65.93)

Bejou government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($76.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($21.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($10.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($318.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($219.78)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($142.86)
    Other License: $4,000 ($43.96)

Bejou government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $211,000 ($2318.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $208,000 ($2285.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($32.97)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • $75,001,000Total costs
  • 8,274Total average daily traffic
  • 739Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,632Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • 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: Canadian Pacific Railway, 530 Minne-apolis, Phone: (612) 347-8191
  • 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: Soo System Radio Communications Corporation, 530 Minne-apolis, Phone: (612) 347-8191
  • David Losoncy, U.S. Highway No. 59 (Lat: 47.384111 Lon: -95.974861), Type: 125.5, Structure height: 27087 m, Overall height: 125.5 m, Registrant: Uniti Towers LLC, David.Losoncy@uniti.Com, Benton Bldg., Suite 300, Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 850-0820
  • David Losoncy, U.S. Highway No. 59 (Lat: 47.384111 Lon: -95.974861), Type: 125.5, Structure height: 27087 m, Overall height: 125.5 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Uniti Towers LLC, David.Losoncy@uniti.Com, Benton Bldg., Suite 300, Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 850-0820
  • David Losoncy, U.S. Highway No. 59 (Lat: 47.384111 Lon: -95.974861), Type: 125.5, Structure height: 27087 m, Overall height: 125.5 m, Registrant: Uniti Towers LLC, David.Losoncy@uniti.Com, Benton Bldg., Suite 300, Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 850-0820
  • Solomon Hu, U.S. Highway No. 59 (Lat: 47.384111 Lon: -95.974861), Type: 125.5, Structure height: 27087 m, Overall height: 125.5 m, Registrant: Uniti Towers LLC, David.Losoncy@uniti.Com, Benton Bldg., Suite 300, Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 850-0820

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • BEJOU, 3077 Cnty Hwy 42 (Lat: 47.453472 Lon: -96.068167), Call Sign: WRBQ891,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.875 MHz, 463.225 MHz, 463.800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2018, Expiration Date: 05/24/2028, Certifier: Earl M Pederson, Registrant: 3077 Cnty Hwy 42, Bejou, MN 56516, Phone: (218) 938-4243

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:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 17049, N17049, N-17049, Serial Number: 17702497, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): 101 Inc, 3077 County Highway 42, Bejou, MN 56516
  • 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, N21630, N-21630, Serial Number: 18800920, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Dev Air Inc, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 320E (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 320SK, N320SK, N-320SK, Serial Number: 320E-0077, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 02/25/2012
    Registrant (Individual): James E Devries, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516
  • 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, N7851F, N-7851F, Serial Number: 15063951, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 07/29/2013
    Registrant (Individual): James E Devries, 1546 130th Ave, Bejou, MN 56516

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bejou, MN
  • 61.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 19.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bejou, MN
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Utility gas


Bejou compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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