Who lives in Bemidji?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 860 5.7%
5-9 years 852 5.7%
10-14 years 654 4.4%
15-17 years 409 2.7%
18-24 years 3,940 26.3%
25-34 years 1,844 12.3%
35-44 years 1,317 8.8%
45-54 years 1,280 8.5%
55-64 years 1,445 9.6%
65-74 years 1,082 7.2%
75-84 years 822 5.5%
85 years and older 499 3.3%
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Male 6,961 46.4%
Female 8,043 53.6%
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White 12,107 80.7%
Of Color 2,897 19.3%
Black or African American 203 1.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 1,741 11.6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 170 1.1%
Other suppressed
Two or more races 783 5.2%
Hispanic or Latino 283 1.9%
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Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 14,144 100.0%
English only 13,583 96.0%
Language other than English 561 4.0%
Speaks English less than "very well" 137 1.0%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 14,593 100.0%
Population with a disability 2,865 19.6%
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Foreign-born residents 324 2.2%
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Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 14,882 100.0%
Same residence 10,526 70.7%
Different residence in the U.S. 4,296 28.9%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Bemidji's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 6,122 100.0%
Less than $35,000 3,104 50.7%
$35,000-$49,999 1,024 16.7%
$50,000-$74,999 896 14.6%
$75,000-$99,999 447 7.3%
$100,000 or more 651 10.6%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $34,112 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 13,100 100.0%
Less than $35,000 3,104 50.7%
With income below poverty 3,566 27.2%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 1,468 11.2%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 1,446 11.0%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 6,620 50.5%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 4,119 31.4%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 5,767 44.0%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 3,950 30.2%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 3,356 25.6%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 2,141 16.3%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 2,511 19.2%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 3,902 29.8%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 1,655 12.6%
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Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 14,593 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 1,013 6.9%
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Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 6,527 100.0%
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Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 405 6.2%
Occupied housing units 6,122 93.8%
Average household size 2.1
Owner-occupied 2,760 42.3%
Average household size 2.4
Renter-occupied 3,362 51.5%
Average household size 1.9
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Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 1,274 19.5%
1970-1999 2,430 37.2%
1940-1969 1,902 29.1%
1939 or earlier 921 14.1%
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Households (2014-2018)
Total households 6,122 100.0%
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Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 2,930 47.9%
With children under 18 years 1,487 24.3%
Married-couple family households 1,619 26.4%
With children under 18 years 536 8.8%
Single-person family households 1,311 21.4%
With children under 18 years 951 15.5%
Nonfamily households 3,192 52.1%
Householder living alone 2,574 42.0%
65 years and over 878 14.3%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 1,487 24.3%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 1,603 26.2%
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Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 3,845 62.8%
Moved in 2000-2009 1,232 20.1%
Moved in 1990-1999 469 7.7%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 469 7.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 6,040 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 2,585 42.8%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 2,760 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 635 23.0%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 3,280 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 1,950 59.5%
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Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 3,320
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $764
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Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 818 13.4%
1 vehicle available 2,572 42.0%
2 vehicles available 2,062 33.7%
3 or more vehicles available 670 10.9%
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Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 7,057 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 5,812 82.4%
Public transportation 83 1.2%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 1,162 16.5%
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Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 6,525 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 2,439 37.4%
10-19 minutes 2,654 40.7%
20-29 minutes 664 10.2%
30 minutes or longer 768 11.8%
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Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 8,289 100.0%
Less than high school 623 7.5%
High school diploma or GED 2,226 26.9%
Some college or associate’s degree 3,099 37.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 1,464 17.7%
Graduate or professional Degree 877 10.6%
High school graduate or higher 7,666 92.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 2,341 28.2%
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Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 9,687 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 6,711 69.3%
Civilian labor force 7,171 100.0%
Unemployed 460 6.4%
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Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 15,047 100.0%
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Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 4,077 27.1%
Age 30 to 54 7,514 49.9%
Age 55 or older 3,456 23.0%
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Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 4,029 26.8%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 5,383 35.8%
$40,000 or more per year 5,635 37.4%
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Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 1,526 10.1%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation 20 0.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 384 2.6%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 335 2.2%
Construction 843 5.6%
Educational services 1,852 12.3%
Finance and insurance 354 2.4%
Health care and social assistance 3,146 20.9%
Information 230 1.5%
Management of companies and enterprises 58 0.4%
Manufacturing 869 5.8%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 20 0.1%
Other services (excluding public administration) 418 2.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 418 2.8%
Public administration 1,378 9.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing 106 0.7%
Retail trade 1,995 13.3%
Transportation and warehousing 429 2.9%
Utilities 93 0.6%
Wholesale trade 441 2.9%
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Workers by race (2017)
White alone 13,219 87.9%
Black or African American alone 198 1.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 1,142 7.6%
Asian alone 149 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 331 2.2%
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Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 953 6.3%
High school or equivalent, no college 3,178 21.1%
Some college or associate degree 4,152 27.6%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 2,687 17.9%