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Bejou, Minnesota
Location of Bejou, Minnesota
Location of Bejou, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Mahnomen
Area
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,220 ft (372 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 89
 • Estimate 
(2012)
91
 • Density 222.5/sq mi (85.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56516
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-04672
GNIS feature ID 0639872
Bejou, Minnesota
Bejou, Minnesota

Bejou is a city in Mahnomen County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 89 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Bejou has been in operation since 1906. Bejou is a corruption of bonjour, a French word meaning "hello".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 99
1940 200 102.0%
1950 173 −13.5%
1960 164 −5.2%
1970 157 −4.3%
1980 109 −30.6%
1990 110 0.9%
2000 94 −14.5%
2010 89 −5.3%
Est. 2015 90 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 89 people, 37 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 222.5 inhabitants per square mile (85.9/km2). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 105.0 per square mile (40.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.4% White, 18.0% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 4.5% from two or more races.

There were 37 households of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 38.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 94 people, 36 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 250.1 people per square mile (95.5/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 122.4 per square mile (46.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.98% White, 10.64% Native American, and 6.38% from two or more races.

There were 36 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 123.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,750, and the median income for a family was $33,281. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $9,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,210. There were 13.8% of families and 12.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.4% of under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.

Coordinates: 47°26′29″N 95°58′34″W / 47.44139°N 95.97611°W / 47.44139; -95.97611

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