37 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  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%

Bemidji Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    241
    273
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    76
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    550
    525
  • Theft
    8,035
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bemidji Reviews

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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.
Bemidji is a beautiful city with a lot of character and personality. The city itself is very small, but has a lot compacted into one area filled with many resources. The College is located right on the water which gives students the opportunity go be on the lake all year round.
The police are great here, every where you go you either see Bemidji police or if you are on campus you see the public safety officers. We have these blue light things that you can call the police or public safety if you are feeling in danger and they come to your aid.