A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$666
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    241
    0
  • Murder
    14
    0
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    76
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    550
    1
  • Theft
    8,035
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220
    0

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,610
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Bemidji Reviews

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Bemidji State University has been a wonderful college. I am currently an honor student. They have been wonderful and resourceful. The view around the lake is beautiful. This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity of working as an intern for the Bemidji Area Forestry. It completed the requirements for my ecosystems emphasis for my B.S.
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the things i absolutely love about bemidji is that its the perfect big little city, the beautiful waterfront, the parks are big and pretty, the large amount of gardens adds sparkle to every part of Bemidji, the wide range of cultures welcomed, the beautiful native american art, the people are so welcoming, and last but not least the wide variety of outside activities found all over the city. One thing i would like to see change would be less chemical company's being build along the lake Bemidji, there not many but the ones we do have in the area make the air smell funky in certain areas of the city .
I came to Bemidji to attend school 4 years ago, and my experience has been very back and forth. I have made so many incredible memories here, but some not so good ones and that is because of the atmosphere this town has. It isn't very welcoming and it has a small town state of mind. The people are not friendly and for someone who is from a small town, this isn't how it usually is.