Bemidji, MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
46,274
0.524% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
35
2.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
4.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,173
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$203,900
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,422
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bemidji, MN had a population of 46.3k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $62,173. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bemidji, MN grew from 46,033 to 46,274, a 0.524% increase and its median household income grew from $55,910 to $62,173, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bemidji, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (18.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.77%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.944%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.938%).

None of the households in Bemidji, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Bemidji, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bemidji, MN are Bemidji State University (1,147 degrees awarded in 2022), Northwest Technical College (203 degrees), and Oak Hills Christian College (20 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bemidji, MN was $203,900, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%.

Most people in Bemidji, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bemidji, MN was 2 cars per household.

Bemidji, MN borders Brainerd, MN and Grand Rapids, MN.

Population & Diversity

Bemidji, MN is home to a population of 46.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.51% of Bemidji, MN residents were born outside of the country (698 people).

In 2022, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Bemidji, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.69k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Bemidji, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bemidji, MN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bemidji, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 180
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.69k ± 375
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 399
2.61%
Hispanic Population
1.21k people

In 2022, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Bemidji, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.69k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.61% of the people in Bemidji, MN are hispanic (1.21k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bemidji, MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
698 people
1.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
660 people

As of 2022, 1.51% of Bemidji, MN residents (698 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bemidji, MN was 1.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,032 ± 157
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    670 ± 188
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    458 ± 142

Bemidji, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bemidji, MN employs 21.4k people. The largest industries in Bemidji, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,437 people), Educational Services (2,763 people), and Retail Trade (2,471 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,632), Utilities ($64,583), and Public Administration ($62,804).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

21.4k
2022 Value
± 875
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 5.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bemidji, MN grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bemidji, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,661 people), Management Occupations (1,916 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,705 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bemidji, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.4k
2022 Value
± 875
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 5.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bemidji, MN grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bemidji, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,437 people), Educational Services (2,763 people), and Retail Trade (2,471 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bemidji, MN, though some of these residents may live in Bemidji, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,046
Median earning men ± $2,828
$34,252
Median earning women ± $2,653

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($70,163), Public Administration ($65,685), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($57,535).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,875), Wholesale Trade ($57,188), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,128).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 430
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 273
    Retail Trade
  3. 246
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bemidji, MN awarded 1,384 degrees. The student population of Bemidji, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,003 male students and 3,027 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bemidji, MN are White (1,160 and 84.9%), followed by Two or More Races (53 and 3.88%), American Indian or Alaska Native (52 and 3.81%), and Black or African American (40 and 2.93%).

The largest universities in Bemidji, MN by number of degrees awarded are Bemidji State University (1,147 and 82.9%), Northwest Technical College (203 and 14.7%), and Oak Hills Christian College (20 and 1.45%).

The most popular majors in Bemidji, MN are Registered Nursing (201 and 14.5%), General Business Administration & Management (166 and 12%), and General Psychology (98 and 7.08%).

The median tuition costs in Bemidji, MN are $17,760 for private four year colleges, and $8,994 and $8,994 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bemidji, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,030 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,030 students enrolled in Bemidji, MN, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,713 records, of which 59.3% were women and 40.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 127 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bemidji, MN was Registered Nursing with 127 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bemidji, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,147 degrees awarded
  2. 203 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bemidji State University with 1,147 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 521 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bemidji, MN, which is 0.604 times less than the 863 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,160 degrees mean that there were 21.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,136) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,493) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bemidji, MN was $203,900 in 2022, which is 0.723 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,500 to $203,900, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Bemidji, MN is 67.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bemidji, MN have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bemidji, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bemidji, MN is $62,173. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bemidji, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$203,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,527
$12,114
Median Property Taxes
±$549

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bemidji, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.8% of the housing units in Bemidji, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bemidji, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bemidji, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$62,173
Median Household Income
± $3,292
17.9k
Number of Households
± 770

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Bemidji, MN grew to $62,173 from the previous year's value of $55,910.

The following chart displays the households in Bemidji, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bemidji, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.8%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Bemidji, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (7.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bemidji, MN have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Bemidji, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bemidji, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bemidji, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bemidji, MN (7.16k out of 44.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bemidji, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Bemidji, MN has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 25.4% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.12%
Uninsured
39.7%
Employer Coverage
25.4%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bemidji, MN declined by 6.35% from 8.67% to 8.12%.

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