Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2021

15,678
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Bemidji Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bemidji was:

  • White: 78.98%
  • Native American: 11.17%
  • Two or more races: 6.49%
  • Black or African American: 2.70%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bemidji, Minnesota is 15,678based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,312.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,431.

Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,0944530.94%
202047,6414530.95%
201947,1884530.96%
201846,7352580.55%
201746,4774691.01%
201646,0084030.88%
201545,605-31-0.07%
201445,6361490.33%
201345,4873400.75%
201245,147950.21%
201145,0524801.07%
201044,5720.00%

Bemidji Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,95278.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,69011.17%
Two or More Races9826.49%
Black or African American4082.70%
Asian1000.66%
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Bemidji Population By Race

Bemidji Population Pyramid 2021

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Bemidji Median Age

27.9


Total

26.9


Male

29.6


Female

Bemidji Adults

There are 12,187 adults, (2,532 of whom are seniors) in Bemidji.

Bemidji Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bemidji Sex Ratio

Mujer

7,791

51.49%

Masculino

7,341

48.51%

Bemidji Population by Age

Bemidji Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bemidji Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
Masculino47.6%52.4%
All43.5%56.5%
Mujer35.6%64.4%
Non Family29.4%70.6%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bemidji Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1392.1543.5
Non Family3,2791.3329.4
Married1,6142.9475.7
Mujer9183.2535.6
Masculino3283.3547.6

2.91

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Bemidji Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2072.46%
9th to 12th Grade3263.88%
High School Graduate2,27827.11%
Some College2,26526.95%
Associates Degree99711.86%
Bachelors Degree1,38416.47%
Graduate Degree94611.26%
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Bemidji Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,8556,3702,124
Native American91386588
2+ Races42842854
Hispanic11111117
Asian969647
Black7979

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.96%.

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$29,747$34,563$24,676
Less Than 9th Grade$$6,637$
High School Graduate$17,593$23,250$12,363
Some College$28,603$32,328$25,698
Bachelors Degree$41,842$51,976$34,821
Graduate Degree$49,526$60,982$

$29,747

Average Earnings

$34,563

Average Male

$24,676

Average Female

Bemidji Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bemidji Language by Age

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Bemidji Language

96.66% of Bemidji residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Bemidji Language

Bemidji Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,2912,47024.00%
Native1,64086552.74%
Multiple90646551.32%
Black32832398.48%
Hispanic42525359.53%
Asian471940.43%

31.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.88%

Male Poverty Rate

32.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bemidji

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Black, with 98.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is White, with 24.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.93%.

Bemidji Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.43%
Some College28.06%
High School25.87%
Bachelors or Greater10.59%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed65.37%
Female Employed24.45%
Female Unemployed19.66%
Male Employed19.27%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bemidji Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,193$49,089
Families$44,417$67,733
Married Families$71,284-
Non Families$23,447$31,067
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Income by Household Type

Bemidji Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bemidji Married by Age and Sex

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Bemidji Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bemidji Marital Status by Race

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Bemidji Marital Status

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715

Number of Veterans

684

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam295
Korea172
Second Gulf War83
First Gulf War65
World War II24

Bemidji Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+283
65 to 74195
55 to 64126
35 to 5456
18 to 3455

Bemidji Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5885.82%
Native American12710.24%
Hispanic2513.97%

Bemidji Veterans by Race

Bemidji Veterans by Education

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18.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bemidji Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bemidji Employment by Age

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Bemidji Employment by Race

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Bemidji Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.86%

Born in Bemidji

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Bemidji residents were born in the United States, with 70.86% having been born in Minnesota. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bemidji Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,6781220.78%
202015,5561220.79%
201915,4341220.80%
201815,312-38-0.25%
201715,3504703.16%
201614,8801701.16%
201514,710880.60%
201414,6221030.71%
201314,519750.52%
201214,444320.22%
201114,4121190.83%
201014,2932,3761.83%
200011,9176720.58%
199011,2452960.27%
198010,949-541-0.48%
197011,4901,5321.44%
19609,958-43-0.04%
195010,0015740.59%
19409,4272,2252.73%
19307,2021160.16%
19207,0861,9873.35%
19105,0990.00%

Bemidji Population by Year