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Population in 2012: 13,723 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 

Males: 6,370  (46.4%)
Females: 7,353  (53.6%)

Median resident age:  27.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56601.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,323 (it was $28,072 in 2000)
Bemidji:

$33,323
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,870

Bemidji city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,190 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Bemidji:

$111,190
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,226; Detached houses: $136,477; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,436; In 2-unit structures: $85,453; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,699; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $518,914; Mobile homes: $40,580

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 10,978 (81.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,348 (10.0%)
  • Two or more races - 610 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 275 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 181 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 93 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bemidji: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Norwegian (17.1%), Irish (7.3%), Swedish (5.5%), United States (4.9%), English (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,165 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bemidji:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bemidji city:

  • Never married: 45.3%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

316 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  2.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bemidji, Minnesota as of July 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bemidji to the number of sex offenders is 6,862 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,316 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,222 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (100.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (190.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (526.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wilton, MN (2.4 miles) , Turtle River, MN (3.1 miles) , Solway, MN (3.5 miles) , Cass Lake, MN (3.8 miles ), Tenstrike, MN (4.0 miles) , Shevlin, MN (4.3 miles) , Laporte, MN (4.4 miles) , Lake George, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $61,900
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 86 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2006: 56 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $100,800

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Latitude: 47.48 N, Longitude: 94.88 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): First City on the Mississippi

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,361 (+54.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,617 (74.4%)

Area code: 218

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Crime rates in Bemidji by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0012010000001
per 100,000 0.00.08.216.00.07.60.00.00.00.00.00.07.3
Rapes 117881611N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 82.258.165.864.1124.784.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 3824576838767
per 100,000 22.466.416.432.139.053.444.859.522.158.450.344.350.9
Assaults 22192530473842433558573935
per 100,000 164.4157.7205.6240.5366.4290.1313.8319.8257.8423.5409.7288.1254.6
Burglaries 61855755757712513077808210598
per 100,000 455.7705.7468.8441.0584.6587.9933.9966.7567.3584.2589.5775.8713.0
Thefts 9689208308849119569169538948938729441,203
per 100,000 7232.07638.06825.77087.97101.17299.46843.57086.66586.16521.16268.46974.58752.3
Auto thefts 81777957545154443328284131
per 100,000 605.2639.3649.7457.0420.9389.4403.4327.2243.1204.5201.3302.9225.5
Arson 13234105222307
per 100,000 7.524.916.424.131.276.437.414.914.714.621.60.050.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 420.3446.1418.6435.5480.9460.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Bemidji detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Bemidji, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +580 (+5.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bemidji-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the Bemidji city center .

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 57.3 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beltrami County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jane Russell - (born 1921), actress, Pete Fenson - Curler, Dave Casper - Retired football player, George Pelawa - Multi-sport athlete, Joe Fallon - Ice hockey goaltender, Joe Motzko - NHL player (Columbus Blue Jackets, born: Mar 14, 1980), Eric Fenson - Curler, Bryan Hickerson - Baseball player, Lou Wangberg - Politician, Mike Falls - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Bemidji:

  • SANFORD DIALYSIS BEMIDJI (Dialysis Facility, 1600 ANNE ST NW)
  • BELTRAMI COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Home Health Center, 616 AMERICA AVENUE NORTHWEST SUITE 340)
  • GOOD SAM SOCTY HM CARE BEMIDJI (Home Health Center, 519 ANNE STREET NORTHWEST SUITE B)
  • NORTH COUNTRY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 3525 PINE RIDGE AVENUE NW)
  • SANFORD BEMIDJI MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1300 ANNE ST NW)
  • BELTRAMI NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1633 DELTON AVE)
  • HAVENWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1633 DELTON AVENUE)
  • NEILSON PLACE (Nursing Home, 1000 ANNE STREET NORTHWEST)

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Airports and other landing facilities located in Bemidji:


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Local government website: www.ci.bemidji.mn.us

Colleges/Universities in Bemidji:

  • Bemidji State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,658; Location: 1500 Birchmont Dr; Public; Website: www.bemidjistate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Northwest Technical College (FT enrollment: 585; Location: 905 Grant Avenue SE; Public; Website: www.ntcmn.edu)
  • Oak Hills Christian College (FT enrollment: 118; Location: 1600 Oak Hills Rd SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.oakhills.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bemidji:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 75 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,038)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 85 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 100 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 101 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • University of North Dakota (about 107 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)

Public high schools in Bemidji:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bemidji:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bemidji:

  • ST PHILIP'S SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 620 BELTRAMI AVE NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 9914 HEARTLAND CIR NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARK'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 2220 ANNE ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • North Country Regional Hospital has a different address: 1300 Anne Street, NW Bemidji, MN 56601
  • KBSU (Channel 17; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: Bemidji State University)
  • Bemidji State University has an enrollment of over 5,000 students.

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Notable locations in Bemidji: Bemidji (A), Chet Anderson Stadium (B), Bemidji Fire Department Station 3 (C), Bemidji Fire Department Station 2 (D), Bemidji County History Center (E), Bemidji City Library (F), Beltrami Law Enforcement Center (G), Bemidji City Hall (H), Beltrami County Courthouse (I), Neilson-Reise Arena (J), Bemidji Fire Department Station 1 (K), Maple Hall (L), Oak Hall (M), Walnut Hall (N), Pine Hall (O), Cedar Apartments (P), Physical Education Complex (Q), Electrical Swith Gear Building (R), Tamarack Hall (S), Linden Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Paul Bunyan Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bemidji include: Fellowship of the Cross Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Revival Tabernacle Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Bemidji Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Nymore Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Holy Cross Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Irving (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bemidji include: Cameron Park (1), Diamond Point Park (2), Bemidji City Park (3), South Lake Irving Park (4), Nymore Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Nymore Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Headwaters Science Center (Museums; 413 Beltrami Avenue Northwest) (1), Beltrami County History Center (Museums; 130 Minnesota Avenue Southwest) (2), Paul Bunyan Animal Land (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3857 Animal Land Drive Southeast) (3), Holmstrom Roger & Caara (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3857 Animal Land Drive Southeast) (4), Breakers Billiards (Amusement & Theme Parks; 210 3rd Street Northwest) (5), Northern Amusement Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 621 4th Street Northwest) (6), Northern Inn Hotel & Suites Restaurant & Lounge (Amusement & Theme Parks; USHighway 2) (7), Putt-N-Go Amusement Park (1915 Hyway Avenue Northwest) (8), Circus (Arcades & Amusements; 1401 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Bemidji MN (1815 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest) (1), Best Western (Highway 2 West) (2), Comfort Inn (3500 Comfort Rd NW) (3), Midway Motel (1000 Paul Bunyan Drive South) (4), Best Western Bemidji Inn (2420 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest) (5), Hampton Inn & Suites (1019 Paul Bunyan Drive South) (6), Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge (7598 Bemidji Road Northeast) (7), Bemidji Mini-Storage (1815 Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest) (8), Comfort Inn Bemidji (3500 Moberg Drive Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Beltrami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BEMIDJI (Address: Bemidji City Hall , Population served: 12758, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
OAK HILLS FELLOWSHIP (Address: 1600 Oak Hills Road , Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-21-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-21-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
ELPINE VILLAGE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-13-1998), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-1998), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-13-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-13-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-1998)
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Address: 4400 Eckles Road NW , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2002), St Boil Water Order (AUG-05-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-05-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2001), St Boil Water Order (JUL-13-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-13-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-13-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2001)
PETE'S PLACE (Address: 7189 Pete Lane NW , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2001), St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-26-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-26-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2001)
RIDGEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: 2795 - 15th Street NW , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2001), St Boil Water Order (NOV-02-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-02-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-02-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2000), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2000), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-09-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2000), St Boil Water Order (OCT-13-2000)
MAPLE BEACH RESORT (Address: 6876 Maple Beach Court NE , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
NORTHWOODS STEAKHOUSE (Address: 6405 Bemidji Avenue North , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-26-2003), St Boil Water Order (MAR-26-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-26-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-26-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2003)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bemidji that have no violations reported:

  • SOUTHSIDE RESTAURANT (Population served: 340, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROLLER WORLD (Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHERN BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUTTGER'S BIRCHMONT LODGE INC. (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PUTT-N-GO (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOM'S STOP (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MIDWAY CONVENIENCE STORE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M & M OF WILTON, INC. (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SACRED HEART CHURCH (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BIRCHLANE TRAILER COURT (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.7%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.0% for Black residents, 58.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.8% for American Indian residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bemidji, MN

People in group quarters in Bemidji in 2010:

  • 1,261 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 87 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Bemidji in 2000:

  • 1,039 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Bemidji compared to Minnesota state average:

Bemidji, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with branches in Bemidji (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Bemidji: Fnbbemidji.Com Branch, The First National Bank Of Bemidji, Express Branch, South Branch. Info updated 2008/05/30: Bank assets: $555.6 mil, Deposits: $442.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Of Bemidji Esop And Trust
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bemidji Branch, Bemidji Westridge Branch, Bemidji Mb Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • RiverWood Bank: Paul Bunyan Branch, Paul Bunyan Drive Branch, Riverwood Bank. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $158.6 mil, Deposits: $132.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Security Bank USA: Security Bank Usa at 1025 Paul Bunyan Drive, N.W., branch established on 1910/02/07; Detached Facility at 104-106 Fourth Street, branch established on 1975/12/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.3 mil, Deposits: $92.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Bancshares Of Bemidji, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank - Midwest: Bemidji South Branch at 101 Shevlin Avenue, branch established on 2007/01/16; Bemidji Branch at 1060 Paul Bunyan Drive, Nw, branch established on 2002/04/15. Info updated 2010/08/09: Bank assets: $148.3 mil, Deposits: $135.8 mil, headquarters in Cavalier, ND, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Pembina County Bankshares, Ltd.
  • The First National Bank of Deerwood: Bemidji Branch at 1350 Paul Bunyan Drive Nw, branch established on 1997/11/03. Info updated 2009/09/02: Bank assets: $230.1 mil, Deposits: $194.5 mil, headquarters in Deerwood, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Deerwood Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank Forward: Bemidji Branch at 700 Paul Bunyan Dr Nw, branch established on 2007/02/01. Info updated 2010/08/27: Bank assets: $472.4 mil, Deposits: $374.8 mil, headquarters in Hannaford, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Bank Holding Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bemidji, Minnesota:

  • Comfort Inn, 3500 Moberg Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 444-7700, Fax: (218) 444-7703
  • Holiday Inn, Hwy 2 W, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-9500
  • Royal Motel, 1025 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-2781
  • Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge, 530 Birchmont BCH Rd Ne, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (323) 751-1630, Fax: (218) 751-9519
  • Best Western Bemidji, 2420 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-0390
  • Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-2487, Fax: (218) 751-0771
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1200 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-3000, Fax: (218) 751-3000
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Of Bemidji, 1019 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601 , Phone: (218) 751-3600, Fax: (218) 751-3601
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bemidji, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bemidji travel time to work - commute


Bemidji mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bemidji city (based on Beltrami County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.20%
Here47.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of America
Adherents38.4%31.4%4.8%3.3%3.3%
Congregations13.5%26.9%3.8%5.8%5.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.8%1.9%7.7%
Congregations5.8%1.9%1.9%1.9%32.7%
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: 7
Beltrami County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Beltrami County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Beltrami County:

27.9%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$29,610$59,2201$2,413
Other Government Administration 3$17,508$70,0327$6,739
Judicial and Legal 3$16,578$66,3120$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$144,364$61,8701$536
Police - Other 3$10,747$42,9882$3,551
Firefighters 8$35,619$53,4291$106
Streets and Highways 12$60,664$60,6642$808
Solid Waste Management 5$16,873$40,4951$914
Sewerage 12$52,219$52,2190$0
Parks and Recreation 4$17,105$51,3157$3,463
Water Supply 3$15,465$61,8600$0
Other and Unallocable 11$52,441$57,20814$16,457
Totals for Government 98$469,193$57,45236$34,987

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $4,144,000 ($301.97)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,329,000 ($242.59)
    Sewerage: $2,371,000 ($172.78)
    Police Protection: $2,103,000 ($153.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,387,000 ($101.07)
    Water Utilities: $1,152,000 ($83.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $593,000 ($43.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $586,000 ($42.70)
    Financial Administration: $556,000 ($40.52)
    Fire Protection: $535,000 ($38.99)
    Transit Utilities: $505,000 ($36.80)
    Central Staff Services: $383,000 ($27.91)
    General Public Buildings: $188,000 ($13.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $186,000 ($13.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $154,000 ($11.22)
    Libraries: $138,000 ($10.06)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($3.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,428,000 ($104.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($8.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal: $30,000 ($2.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($1.97)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.44)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,679,000 ($486.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($5.76)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $178,000 ($12.97)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,392,000 ($101.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000 ($39.35)
    All Other: $395,000 ($28.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000 ($11.59)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $71,000 ($5.17)
    Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($0.51)
    From Local Government: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,089,000 ($79.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,395,000 ($320.27)
    Interest Earnings: $1,071,000 ($78.04)
    Special Assessments: $499,000 ($36.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $751,000 ($54.73)
    Transit Utilities: $80,000 ($5.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,893,000 ($210.81)
    All Other: $417,000 ($30.39)
    Transit Utilities: $287,000 ($20.91)
    Highways: $106,000 ($7.72)
  • Tax - Property: $2,179,000 ($158.78)
    NEC: $279,000 ($20.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($0.73)

Bemidji government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $10,625,000 ($774.25)
    Water Utilities: $1,320,000 ($96.19)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,892,000 ($137.87)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,275,000 ($603.00)
    Water Utilities: $4,695,000 ($342.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,532,000 ($694.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,657,000 ($703.71)
    Water Utilities: $6,015,000 ($438.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $968,000 ($70.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $635,000 ($46.27)

Bemidji government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,027,000 ($1750.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,657,000 ($703.71)

7.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Beltrami County:

0.28%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, MN  0.49% ($32,145 average AGI)
from Clearwater County, MN  0.45% ($24,219)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.45% ($26,984)


7.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.57% ($23,275 average AGI)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.42% ($34,508)
to Clearwater County, MN  0.37% ($28,904)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bemidji:

  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KBUN (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bemidji:

  • K287AD (105.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBSB (89.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BEMIDJI STATE COLLEGE)
  • KKBJ-FM (103.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBJI (98.3 FM; BLACKDUCK, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W224AB (92.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: OAK HILLS FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bemidji:

  • K28DD (Channel 28; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K30DK (Channel 30; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTC (Channel 26; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K80CK (Channel 80; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: HEADWATERS.TV.TRANSLATOR.CORPORATION)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bemidji fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 159 meters (522ft)
Total costs: $808,000
Total average daily traffic: 100,797
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,975

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bemidji, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bemidji)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bemidji, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 260 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bemidji)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 90 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bemidji)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 112
  • Hazardous Condition: 58
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Bemidji


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bemidji, MN

Most common first names in Bemidji, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12778.2 years
William11475.4 years
Robert10271.5 years
James8272.5 years
Mary8082.3 years
George7577.4 years
Charles6175.5 years
Anna5687.3 years
Clarence5576.0 years
Margaret5381.7 years
Most common last names in Bemidji, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14575.7 years
Anderson8480.0 years
Olson6781.0 years
Smith5475.9 years
Peterson5476.6 years
Nelson4974.4 years
Larson4478.0 years
Erickson3577.2 years
Hanson3577.0 years
Miller3073.4 years
Businesses in Bemidji, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Burger King2Nike4
Caribou Coffee1OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx6Subway3
Foot Locker1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS5
Home Depot1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Bemidji, MN

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