Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2020

16,348

Bemidji is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 16,348, it is the 70th largest city in Minnesota and the 2176th largest city in the United States. Bemidji is currently growing at a rate of 2.97% annually and its population has increased by 21.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,431 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Bemidji has a population density of 1,124 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bemidji is $49,896 with a poverty rate of 27.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $764 per month, and the median house value is $131,500. The median age in Bemidji is 28.4 years, 27.4 years for males, and 29.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.5 males.

Bemidji Demographics

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

  • White: 80.69%
  • Native American: 11.60%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 1.35%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bemidji, Minnesota is 16,348, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,404.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,431.

Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,5733630.76%
201947,2103630.77%
201846,8473630.77%
201746,4844681.01%
201646,0164120.90%
201545,604-31-0.07%
201445,6351510.33%
201345,4843440.76%
201245,140950.21%
201145,0454731.05%
201044,5720.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,10780.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,74111.60%
Two or More Races7835.22%
Black or African American2031.35%
Asian1701.13%

Bemidji Population Pyramid 2020

Bemidji Median Age

28.4


Total

27.4


Male

29.4


Female

Bemidji Adults

There are 12,229 adults, (2,403 of whom are seniors) in Bemidji.

Bemidji Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bemidji Sex Ratio

Female

8,043

53.61%

Male

6,961

46.39%

Bemidji Households and Families

Bemidji Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bemidji Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
Male52.8%47.2%
All45.1%54.9%
Female42%58%
Non Family30.7%69.3%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1222.1345.1
Non Family3,1921.3330.7
Married1,6192.9473.4
Female9173.0442
Male3943.252.8

2.84

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bemidji Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2172.62%
9th to 12th Grade4064.90%
High School Graduate2,22626.85%
Some College2,02524.43%
Associates Degree1,07412.96%
Bachelors Degree1,46417.66%
Graduate Degree87710.58%

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,8626,3162,145
Native American91285076
Multiple Races30328815
Asian14614689
Hispanic828216
Black2222

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 60.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,048$31,943$28,328
Less Than High School$$$30,385
High School Grad$21,964$24,044$16,193
Some College$29,292$31,000$28,079
Bachelors Degree$37,313$41,579$33,816
Graduate Degree$48,232$51,875$45,592

$30,048

Average Earnings

$31,943

Average Male

$28,328

Average Female

Bemidji Language

Bemidji Language by Age

Bemidji Language

96.03% of Bemidji residents speak only English, while 3.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.13% of the population.

Bemidji Poverty

Bemidji Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,3962,45023.57%
Native1,68771342.26%
Multiple69128040.52%
Black1418963.12%
Asian1202621.67%
Hispanic229146.11%

27.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.56%

Male Poverty Rate

28.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bemidji

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Black, with 63.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Hispanic, with 6.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.27%
High School24.36%
Some College21.15%
Bachelors or Greater8.66%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed60.25%
Female Employed21.95%
Male Employed18.54%
Female Unemployed10.79%

Bemidji Income

Bemidji Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,112$49,896
Families$46,144$68,564
Married Families$64,447-
Non Families$24,009$31,070

Bemidji Marital Status

Bemidji Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bemidji Married by Age and Sex

Bemidji Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bemidji Marital Status by Race

Bemidji Veterans

904

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam300
Second Gulf War187
Korea160
First Gulf War94
World War II41
Age Group Veterans
75+272
65 to 74190
55 to 64163
18 to 34159
35 to 54120
Name Veterans % of Total
White7116.97%
Indian19315.22%
Hispanic3121.99%

$Bemidji Veterans by Education

12.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bemidji Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bemidji Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.38%

Born in Minnesota

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.84% of Bemidji residents were born in the United States, with 73.38% having been born in Minnesota. 1.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,3484722.97%
201915,8764723.06%
201815,404480.31%
201715,3564723.17%
201614,8841751.19%
201514,709890.61%
201414,6201060.73%
201314,514780.54%
201214,436320.22%
201114,4041190.83%
201014,2852,3681.83%
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%