Bemidji, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 14,435 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.1%
 
Males: 6,853  (47.5%)
Females: 7,582  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  28.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56601.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,430 (it was $28,072 in 2000)
Bemidji:

$33,430
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,904 (it was $15,264 in 2000)

Bemidji city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,348 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Bemidji:

$114,348
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $667.

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  • Races in Bemidji, MN (2013)

    Bemidji races chart
    • 11,46279.9%White alone
    • 1,85512.9%American Indian alone
    • 5573.9%Two or more races
    • 2441.7%Hispanic
    • 1360.9%Asian alone
    • 980.7%Black alone

Races in Bemidji detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bemidji: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Norwegian (16.8%), Irish (7.3%), Swedish (5.9%), United States (4.5%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,226 people per square mile   (low).

Bemidji,MN real estate house value index trend

Bemidji, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Bemidji:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bemidji city:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 30.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

454 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.2%
Minnesota:

7.4%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Bemidji, Minnesota as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bemidji to the number of sex offenders is 3,431 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,357 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,266 (1.2%)

Bemidji satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +7,640 (+53.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,930 (78.9%)

Area code: 218

Bemidji household income distribution Bemidji home values distribution

Crime rates in Bemidji by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0120100000010
per 100,000 0.08.216.00.07.60.00.00.00.00.00.07.30.0
Rapes 7881611N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
per 100,000 58.165.864.1124.784.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A94.2
Robberies 8245768387673
per 100,000 66.416.432.139.053.444.859.522.158.450.344.350.921.7
Assaults 19253047384243355857393528
per 100,000 157.7205.6240.5366.4290.1313.8319.8257.8423.5409.7288.1254.6202.8
Burglaries 85575575771251307780821059867
per 100,000 705.7468.8441.0584.6587.9933.9966.7567.3584.2589.5775.8713.0485.3
Thefts 9208308849119569169538948938729441,2031,050
per 100,000 7,638.06,825.77,087.97,101.17,299.46,843.57,086.66,586.16,521.16,268.46,974.58,752.37,605.9
Auto thefts 77795754515444332828413131
per 100,000 639.3649.7457.0420.9389.4403.4327.2243.1204.5201.3302.9225.5224.6
Arson 32341052223071
per 100,000 24.916.424.131.276.437.414.914.714.621.60.050.97.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 452.8424.9442.1488.2467.9461.2471.3400.4435.4420.8443.4505.7430.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bemidji detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Minnesota average:

1.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +580 (+5.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Bemidji: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bemidji, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bemidji-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 61% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Bemidji-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 89% 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 136.7 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 141.7 miles away from Bemidji 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 150.1 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 313.9 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 782.5 miles away from Bemidji 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 308.3 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 Beltrami County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bemidji topographic map

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 and medical centers in Bemidji:

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

Airports and other landing facilities located in Bemidji:

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Colleges/Universities in Bemidji:

  • Bemidji State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,316; Location: 1500 Birchmont Dr; Public; Website: www.bemidjistate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Northwest Technical College (FT enrollment: 783; Location: 905 Grant Avenue SE; Public; Website: www.ntcmn.edu)
  • Oak Hills Christian College (FT enrollment: 71; 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: 2,717)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 85 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 100 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 101 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 107 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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)
See full list of schools located in Bemidji

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:

ELPINE VILLAGE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - Between JAN-01-2012 and JAN-17-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-01-2011 to DEC-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2012)
GRASS LAKE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BEMIDJI (Address: 317 Fourth Street NW , Population served: 13,431, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BIRCHLANE TRAILER COURT (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY LANE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COTTAGE CREEK ESTATES (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.0%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.0% for Black residents, 59.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 32.2% 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

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, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Bemidji compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 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.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,20012
Mainline Protestant6,59120
Evangelical Protestant4,47131
Other7135
None25,467-
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: 7
Beltrami County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Beltrami County:

27.9%
Minnesota:

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

20.4%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$28,670$57,3401$1,256
Other Government Administration 3$16,058$64,2327$5,696
Judicial and Legal 2$10,866$65,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 29$147,320$60,9600$0
Police - Other 2$8,378$50,2682$1,989
Firefighters 8$38,331$57,4975$2,531
Streets and Highways 10$51,115$61,3380$0
Solid Waste Management 1$5,461$65,5320$0
Sewerage 8$34,345$51,5180$0
Parks and Recreation 6$23,964$47,9285$1,464
Water Supply 4$11,232$33,6960$0
Other and Unallocable 9$41,670$55,56022$22,023
Totals for Government 88$417,410$56,92042$34,959

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $4,144,000 ($287.08)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,329,000 ($230.62)
    Sewerage: $2,371,000 ($164.25)
    Police Protection: $2,103,000 ($145.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,387,000 ($96.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,152,000 ($79.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $593,000 ($41.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $586,000 ($40.60)
    Financial Administration: $556,000 ($38.52)
    Fire Protection: $535,000 ($37.06)
    Transit Utilities: $505,000 ($34.98)
    Central Staff Services: $383,000 ($26.53)
    General Public Buildings: $188,000 ($13.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $186,000 ($12.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $154,000 ($10.67)
    Libraries: $138,000 ($9.56)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($3.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,428,000 ($98.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($7.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal: $30,000 ($2.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($1.87)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.42)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,679,000 ($462.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($5.47)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $178,000 ($12.33)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,392,000 ($96.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000 ($37.41)
    All Other: $395,000 ($27.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000 ($11.01)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $71,000 ($4.92)
    Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($0.48)
    From Local Government: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,089,000 ($75.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,395,000 ($304.47)
    Interest Earnings: $1,071,000 ($74.19)
    Special Assessments: $499,000 ($34.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $751,000 ($52.03)
    Transit Utilities: $80,000 ($5.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,893,000 ($200.42)
    All Other: $417,000 ($28.89)
    Transit Utilities: $287,000 ($19.88)
    Highways: $106,000 ($7.34)
  • Tax - Property: $2,179,000 ($150.95)
    NEC: $279,000 ($19.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($0.69)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $10,625,000 ($736.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,320,000 ($91.44)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,892,000 ($131.07)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,275,000 ($573.26)
    Water Utilities: $4,695,000 ($325.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,532,000 ($660.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,657,000 ($669.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,015,000 ($416.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $968,000 ($67.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $635,000 ($43.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,027,000 ($1664.50)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,657,000 ($669.00)

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Hubbard County, MN  0.48% ($25,189 average AGI)
from Cass County, MN  0.40% ($22,328)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($23,159)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.50% ($24,455 average AGI)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.44% ($48,000)
to Cass County, MN  0.32% ($21,429)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 159m522ftTotal length
  • $808,000Total costs
  • 100,797Total average daily traffic
  • 4,975Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 121970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
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&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Burger King2New Balance3
Caribou Coffee1Nike4
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx6Subway3
Foot Locker1Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Target1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Hilton1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Vans2
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York1
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