Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bemidji,
the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood has more
Finnish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 17.7% have Norwegian ancestry.
City Center / Bemidji State U is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the City Center / Bemidji State U
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
42.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.7%)
living in the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
MN. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The City Center / Bemidji State U
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 71.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the City Center / Bemidji State U
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.3% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
98.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 16.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the City Center / Bemidji State U neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.