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Bemidji is a township in Beltrami County, in the Bemidji metro area.
The township name derives from the Ojibway name for Lake Bemejigamaug.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Bemidji. For links to other places called Bemidji, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bemidji is 47.442N. The longitude is -94.861W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,375 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,934.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bemidji demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Beltrami County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56601 ZIP code.
25% of Bemidji residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bemidji ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bemidji was $18,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Bemidji residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bemidji, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $822.
Beltrami County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bemidji political report.
The average commute time for Bemidji workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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