Poverty in Bemidji, Minnesota

What is the poverty rate in Bemidji, Minnesota?
The poverty rate in Bemidji is 24.5%. One out of every 4.1 residents of Bemidji lives in poverty.

How many people in Bemidji, Minnesota live in poverty?
3,164 of 12,909 Bemidji residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Bemidji compare to the rest of Minnesota?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Minnesota is 10.5%, meaning Bemidji has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Minnesota.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

American Indian

1,923

41.5% 26.8% 13.0%

White

9,932

21.2% 10.3% 67.1%

What's the Poverty Rate in Bemidji, Minnesota By Race?

21.2% of White residents of Bemidji, Minnesota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Bemidji, Minnesota is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 2,109 of 9,932 white Minnesotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 67.1% of the total population of Bemidji, Minnesota are white.

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Bemidji, Minnesota?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Bemidji, Minnesota is 24.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Bemidji, Minnesota is 24.7%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Bemidji, Minnesota

Female residents of Bemidji, Minnesota are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,447 of 5,954 males in Bemidji live below the poverty line.

1,717 of 6,955 females in Bemidji live below the poverty line.

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Bemidji can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 34.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 19.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Bemidji is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 40.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 10.4%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Bemidji can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 29.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 8.6%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 55.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Bemidji, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 39.3%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Bemidji, Minnesota?

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

40.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

17.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

18.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

28.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

9.8%

Over 85 Years Old

25.8%

Bemidji, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Bemidji, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bemidji, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States is 24.7%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bemidji, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 16.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Bemidji, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Bemidji, Minnesota who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 12,627 residents of Bemidji, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States, 3,119 (24.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 45 (16.0%) of 282 residents of Bemidji, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Bemidji, Minnesota

The poverty rate in Bemidji is 24.5%.
Bemidji is in Beltrami County.
Minnesota Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Bemidji 24.5%
Little Rock 10.1%
Redby 30.5%
Red Lake 45.9%

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