Bemidji

35 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
$117,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

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
    283
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    124
    37
  • Robbery
    28
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    627
    575
  • Theft
    7,242
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,197
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

35 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    16
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
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.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Bemidji has proven itself to be a reasonably safe city, aside from the occasional mishaps I would rate the safety of Bemidji as satisfactory.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago