Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$22,936$33,225$29,829
Median household income$36,250$63,217$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,105$77,618$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,046$34,348$35,192
Median earnings male$22,585$40,933$36,919
Median earnings female$15,485$29,114$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level28.0%10.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bemidji is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bemidji is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bemidji is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bemidji is 85% higher than the national average

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      $24,164 $36,250 $72,500
      $42,140 $63,217 $126,434
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Bemidji median earnings by income bracket

      Bemidji employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.3%13.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.5%6.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%3.2%
      Wholesale & retail services21.0%21.0%
      Public administration6.4%6.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%7.0%
      Education, health & social services21.1%21.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cass Lake, MN896$115,417108.6%
      Solway, MN62$65,62518.6%
      Wilton, MN158$55,9381.1%
      Turtle River, MN85$47,08314.9%
      Tenstrike, MN190$40,00027.7%
      Bemidji, MN15,277$36,25034.5%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Salida, CA15,269$82,56349.2%
      St. Simons, GA15,291$90,40863.4%
      Bay Village, OH15,258$102,93886.1%
      Bradley, IL15,296$54,8240.9%
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      Bemidji, MN15,277$36,25034.5%
      Source: The Bemidji, MN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).