Beltrami County

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Beltrami County, Minnesota

619 Beltrami Ave NW Courthouse
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 333-4120
Fax: (218) 333-4209
www.co.beltrami.mn.us

In north-central MN, east of Grand Forks, ND; established Feb 28, 1866 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (1779-1855), an Italian who, under the anglicized name James Constantine, explored the sources of the Mississippi River and wrote A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River.

Area (sq mi):: 3055.59 (land 2505.27; water 550.32) Population per square mile: 17.10
Population 2005: 42,871 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 8.10%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 39,650 (White 76.30%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 22.40%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 31.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,497; median household $33,392; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,524-$24,157
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bemidji County seat (13,016)

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