Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2024

16,480

Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County and Hubbard County Minnesota. Bemidji has a 2024 population of 16,480. It is also the county seat of Beltrami County. Bemidji is currently growing at a rate of 1.65% annually and its population has increased by 6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,412 in 2020.

The average household income in Bemidji is $66,680 with a poverty rate of 21.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bemidji is 29.1 years, 28.1 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Bemidji Demographics

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

  • White: 76.27%
  • Native American: 10.12%
  • Two or more races: 9.21%
  • Black or African American: 2.71%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
17.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
945.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.93% (1,068)
The current population of Bemidji, Minnesota is 16,480 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,412.

Bemidji, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,77776.27%
Native American1,56310.12%
Two or more races1,4229.21%
Black or African American4182.71%
Asian1861.2%
Other race520.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander230.15%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bemidji Population by Race

Bemidji Population Pyramid 2024

Bemidji Median Age

29.1

Total

28.1

Male

29.5

Female

Bemidji Adults

There are 12,344 adults, (2,455 of whom are seniors) in Bemidji.

Bemidji Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bemidji Sex Ratio

Female7,94351.44%
Male7,49848.56%

Bemidji Population by Age

Bemidji Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4512.1440.559.5
Non Family3,6521.352377
Married1,8243.0472.327.7
Female7313.5549.250.8
Male2443.0838.561.5

2.98

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

40.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bemidji Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1101.3%
9th to 12th Grade5406.38%
High School Graduate2,00723.7%
Some College1,94722.99%
Associates Degree1,08412.8%
Bachelors Degree1,65919.59%
Graduate Degree1,12213.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,7106,3862,460
Native American873654160
2+ Races50746569
Asian14311331
Black13810326
Hispanic13613638
Other Race333312
Islander23230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.66%.

Bemidji Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,364$41,580$37,093
Less Than 9th Grade$0$8,311$24,540
High School Graduate$23,151$33,345$13,372
Some College$41,816$42,099$36,964
Bachelors Degree$49,500$55,192$45,682
Graduate Degree$78,644$79,022$71,607

$40,364

Average Earnings

$41,580

Average Male

$37,093

Average Female

Bemidji Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bemidji Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bemidji Language

95.71% of Bemidji residents speak only English, while 4.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Bemidji Language

Bemidji Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4821,99319.01%
Multiple1,36646734.19%
Native1,49136924.75%
Black26418570.08%
Hispanic40410926.98%
Asian14485.56%

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.63%

Male Poverty Rate

21.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bemidji

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Black, with 70.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bemidji is Asian, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.07%.

Bemidji Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.31%
High School26.82%
Some College14.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed52.26%
Female Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed17.92%
Male Employed17.18%

Bemidji Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bemidji Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,799$66,680
Families$74,288$93,749
Married Families$89,028$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,448$43,679

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bemidji Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.1%

Male Marriage Rate

28.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bemidji Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Bemidji Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bemidji Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

825

Number of Veterans

685

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam299
First Gulf War231
Second Gulf War189
Korea82
World War II16

Bemidji Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54237
55 to 64227
65 to 74170
75+152
18 to 3439

Bemidji Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5755.8%
Native American21718.84%
Hispanic3918.84%
2+ Races182.27%
Black156.02%

Bemidji Veterans by Race

Bemidji Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bemidji Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bemidji Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bemidji Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bemidji Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.48%

Born in Bemidji

97.86%

Native Born

2.14%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.86% of Bemidji residents were born in the United States, with 69.48% having been born in Minnesota. 1.31% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,8152671.52%
202817,5482671.55%
202717,2812671.57%
202617,0142671.59%
202516,7472671.62%
202416,4802671.65%
202316,2132671.67%
202215,9464873.15%
202115,459470.3%
202015,412-24-0.16%
201915,4361270.83%
201815,309-46-0.3%
201715,3554643.12%
201614,8911761.2%
201514,715910.62%
201414,6241020.7%
201314,522770.53%
201214,445350.24%
201114,4101210.85%
201014,2892,37219.9%
200011,9176725.98%
199011,2452962.7%
198010,949-541-4.71%
197011,4901,53215.38%
19609,958-43-0.43%
195010,0015746.09%
19409,4272,22530.89%
19307,2021161.64%
19207,0861,98738.97%
19105,09900%
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Bemidji Population by Year