Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2022

15,800
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Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County Minnesota. Bemidji has a 2020 population of 15,800. It is also the county seat of Beltrami County. Bemidji is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 10.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,293 in 2010.

The average household income in Bemidji is $49,089 with a poverty rate of 27.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $141,300. The median age in Bemidji is 27.9 years, 26.9 years for males, and 29.6 years for females.

Bemidji Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bemidjiwas:

  • White: 79.43%
  • Two or more races: 9.04%
  • Native American: 8.55%
  • Black or African American: 2.20%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bemidji, Minnesota is 15,800 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,800.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,293.

Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Bemidji Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,13479.43%
Black or African American3362.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3068.55%
Asian1200.79%
Two or More Races1,3819.04%
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Bemidji Population by Race

Bemidji Population Pyramid 2022

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Bemidji Median Age

27.5


Total

26.3


Male

29.6


Female

Bemidji Adults

There are 12,228 adults, (2,344 of whom are seniors) in Bemidji.

Bemidji Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bemidji Sex Ratio

Female

7,654

50.10%

Male

7,623

49.90%

Bemidji Population by Age

Bemidji Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bemidji Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
Male50.9%49.1%
All41.1%58.9%
Female36.2%63.8%
Non Family26.3%73.7%

41.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bemidji Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2652.1541.1
Married1,5683.1475.4
Male2893.1350.9
Female8353.3636.2
Non Family3,5731.3526.3

3.03

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 Grade1712.07%
9th to 12th Grade4145.02%
High School Graduate2,43729.54%
Some College1,81522.00%
Associates Degree90911.02%
Bachelors Degree1,59319.31%
Graduate Degree91011.03%
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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
Asian10810856
Hispanic777726
White6,8506,4342,268
2+ Races46146175
Native American69452578
Black9797

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 51.85%.

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,948$35,034$27,418
Less Than 9th Grade$$6,237$21,703
High School Graduate$23,419$30,382$11,869
Some College$32,780$35,417$32,149
Bachelors Degree$46,912$60,292$37,394
Graduate Degree$63,454$67,967$

$31,948

Average Earnings

$35,034

Average Male

$27,418

Average Female

Bemidji Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bemidji Language by Age

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Bemidji Language

95.87% of Bemidji residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Bemidji Language

Bemidji Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black27126798.52%
Hispanic29018864.83%
Native1,23952442.29%
Asian652538.46%
White10,5842,53623.96%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1,31642031.91%

27.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.07%

Male Poverty Rate

28.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bemidji

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Black, with 98.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Multiple, with 31.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.38%.

Bemidji Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.89%
High School23.79%
Some College21.81%
Bachelors or Greater8.37%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed22.70%
Male Unemployed39.80%
Female Employed25.01%
Female Unemployed32.05%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bemidji Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,250$51,228
Families$56,339$73,518
Married Families$71,708-
Non Families$27,449$33,369
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Income by Household Type

Bemidji Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

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 45-54.

Bemidji Marital Status by Race

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Bemidji Marital Status

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696

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War129
First Gulf War33
Vietnam325
Korea145
World War II3

Bemidji Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3416
35 to 54140
55 to 64103
65 to 74230
75+207

Bemidji Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5795.68%
Native American11711.27%
Hispanic10.60%

Bemidji Veterans by Race

Bemidji Veterans by Education

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16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bemidji Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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71.41%

Born in Bemidji

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Bemidji residents were born in the United States, with 71.41% having been born in Minnesota. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bemidji Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19105,0990.00%
19207,0861,9873.35%
19307,2021160.16%
19409,4272,2252.73%
195010,0015740.59%
19609,958-43-0.04%
197011,4901,5321.44%
198010,949-541-0.48%
199011,2452960.27%
200011,9176720.58%
201014,2932,3761.83%
201114,4121190.83%
201214,444320.22%
201314,519750.52%
201414,6221030.71%
201514,710880.60%
201614,8801701.16%
201715,3504703.16%
201815,312-38-0.25%
201915,4341220.80%
202015,5561220.79%
202115,6781220.78%
202215,8001220.78%

Bemidji Population by Year