Brainerd, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 13,428 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 6,274  (46.7%)
Females: 7,154  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

32.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,050 (it was $26,901 in 2000)
Brainerd:

$39,050
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,538 (it was $15,744 in 2000)

Brainerd city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,458 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Brainerd:

$127,458
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,239; detached houses: $159,720; townhouses or other attached units: $139,992; in 2-unit structures: $105,430; mobile homes: $20,851

Median gross rent in 2017: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brainerd: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.6%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.8% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.1% for American Indian residents, 71.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brainerd, MN (2017)
    • 12,36289.9%White alone
    • 3622.6%Hispanic
    • 2952.1%Black alone
    • 2752.0%American Indian alone
    • 2441.8%Two or more races
    • 340.2%Asian alone
    • 110.08%Other race alone

Races in Brainerd detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Brainerd, Minnesota as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brainerd is 2,722 to 1.


Crime rates in Brainerd by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(130.1)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
(118.6)
31
(230.3)
29
(216.7)
24
(180.1)
28
(210.4)
17
(126.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(57.8)
7
(50.8)
2
(14.6)
3
(21.8)
4
(29.2)
1
(7.3)
5
(36.5)
2
(14.6)
5
(37.1)
6
(44.6)
4
(29.9)
2
(15.0)
5
(37.6)
3
(22.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(310.9)
51
(370.2)
42
(305.9)
45
(327.7)
41
(299.4)
34
(246.8)
33
(241.0)
36
(262.1)
34
(252.0)
53
(393.7)
48
(358.6)
60
(450.2)
37
(278.0)
41
(305.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
123
(889.2)
115
(834.8)
79
(575.3)
98
(713.6)
83
(606.1)
77
(558.8)
118
(861.6)
103
(750.0)
105
(778.2)
114
(846.8)
110
(821.9)
90
(675.3)
74
(556.1)
70
(522.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
691
(4,996)
555
(4,029)
422
(3,073)
489
(3,561)
419
(3,060)
464
(3,367)
532
(3,885)
575
(4,187)
622
(4,610)
511
(3,796)
547
(4,087)
539
(4,044)
466
(3,502)
360
(2,686)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(390.4)
45
(326.7)
22
(160.2)
26
(189.3)
17
(124.1)
17
(123.4)
21
(153.3)
17
(123.8)
23
(170.5)
30
(222.8)
22
(164.4)
32
(240.1)
14
(105.2)
23
(171.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(57.8)
15
(108.9)
6
(43.7)
4
(29.1)
4
(29.2)
2
(14.5)
1
(7.3)
1
(7.3)
17
(126.0)
3
(22.3)
8
(59.8)
4
(30.0)
2
(15.0)
2
(14.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)476.9439.6346.4399.0348.5339.7392.3391.5408.9505.3503.1466.9422.6327.1

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City-data.com crime index in Brainerd, MN

Crime rate in Brainerd detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Norwegian (12.9%), American (8.5%), Irish (5.1%), Finnish (4.1%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1873

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 7.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,684 people per square mile   (low).

Brainerd, Minnesota map

361 residents are foreign born (1.1% Africa, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America, 0.3% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.6%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $982 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,096 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (55.5 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (106.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (449.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Baxter, MN (1.9 miles ),
Merrifield, MN (2.7 miles),
East Gull Lake, MN (2.9 miles ),
Riverton, MN (3.2 miles),
Nisswa, MN (3.4 miles ),
Lake Shore, MN (3.5 miles ),
Ironton, MN (3.6 miles ),
Trommald, MN (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 46.36 N, Longitude: 94.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,219 (+52.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,206 (50.9%)

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Brainerd, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Brainerd, MN in 2017
Brainerd satellite photo by USGS

Brainerd tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2000: 52 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2006: 37 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $136,200
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $346,800
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $170,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Brainerd, MN residents
Average permit cost in Brainerd, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Brainerd, MN
Historical housing units in Brainerd, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +340 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Brainerd, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Paper (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.0%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Brainerd, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Brainerd, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Brainerd, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Brainerd-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Brainerd city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brainerd-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from Brainerd center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 293.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 339.6 miles away from Brainerd center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crow Wing County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brainerd topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Brainerd:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 523 NORTH 3RD STREET)
  • MINNESOTA NEUROREHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1777 HIGHWAY 18)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (2024 SOUTH SIXTH STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BETHANY (804 WRIGHT STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOODLAND (100 BUFFALO HILLS LANE)
  • KINGWOOD COURT GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (803 KINGWOOD ST)
  • WOODHAVEN SENIOR COMM (11800 STATE HIGHWAY 18)
  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROGRAM - BRAINERD (BUSINESS HIGHWAY 371)
  • BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SERV (223 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • GOOD NEIGHBOR HHC OF BRAINERD (14387 EDGWOOD DRIVE)

Airports located in Brainerd:

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College/University in Brainerd:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Full-time enrollment: 3,371; Location: 501 West College Drive; Public; Website: WWW.CLCMN.EDU)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brainerd:

  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 54 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 56 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 56 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 56 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 66 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Bemidji State University (about 85 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high schools in Brainerd:

  • BRAINERD SENIOR HIGH (Location: 702 S 5TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • LINCOLN EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 604 S 6TH ST, Grades: 3-12)
  • ISD 181 LEARNING CENTER (Location: 311 10TH AVE NE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brainerd:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brainerd:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • June 13, 2001 an F2 tornado hit just South of the city limits of Brainerd destroying many homes, a cattle farm, and a horse stable - leaving behind many dead cows and horses. The path of destruction was about 3/4 of a mile wide and 7 miles long.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brainerd: Brainerd (A), Lum Park Campground (B), Brainerd City Hall (C), Law Enforcement Center (D), Crow Wing County Courthouse (E), Brainerd Public Library (F), Brainerd Fire Department (G), Lake Area Children's Museum (H), Brainerd Regional Human Services Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Mall (1), Brainerd Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brainerd include: Assembly of God Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Saint Francis Catholic Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (D), Saint Andrews Catholic Church (E), Temple Baptist Church (F), First Church of Christ (G), Bethlehem Christian Fellowship (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Boom Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Buffalo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Brainerd include: Lum Park (1), Stewart C Mills Senior Field (2), Adamson Field (3), Boom Park (4), Bane Park (5), Buffalo Hills Park (6), O'Brien Park (7), Jaycees Park (8), Gregory Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Crow Wing County Historical Society (Museums; 326 Laurel Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Water Parks & Slides; 15739 Audubon Way), Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 320 Laurel Street), Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center (Nature Centers; 7187 Wise Road), Paul Bunyan Land (Amusement & Theme Parks; 17553 State Highway 18), Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 17992 State Highway 371), KART Kountry Family Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 17568 State Highway 371), Lodge at Brainerd Lakes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6967 Lake Forest Road), Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark (Highway 371).

Hotels: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (15058 Dellwood Drive), Downtown Motel (507 South 6th Street), Econolodge Motel (2655 Highway 371 South), Cragun's Conference & Golf Resort (11540 Craguns Drive), Ramada Inn (2115 South 6th St), Brainerd-Days Inn (Highway 210 W AT Highway 371 N), Greyhound Bus Lines - Greyhound Location (2655 Highway 371 South), S & W Bait & Tackle (18900 State Highway 371), Econo Lodge Brainerd (11617 Andrew Street).

Court: Crow Wing County - Court Administrator- District Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Brock Larson - Martial artist, Bullet Joe Bush - Baseball player, Michael S. Bennett - Politician, Paul Koering - Politician, Rick Nolan - Congressional Candidate, C. Elmer Anderson - Politician, Don Samuelson (Minnesota politician) - Politician, Hedley Donovan - Journalist, Kristen J. Amundson - Politician, Patricia Walrath - Member of Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Crow Wing County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brainerd and their reported violations in the past:

CROW WING ESTATES (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAZY ACRES TRAILER PARK (Address: 817 Washington Street , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brainerd that have no violations reported:

  • DEER RUN MOBILE RESORT (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Brainerd in 2010:

  • 221 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 145 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 124 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Brainerd in 2000:

  • 265 people in nursing homes
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in other group homes
  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Brainerd (2011 data):

  • American National Bank of Minnesota: Brainerd Branch at 1920 South Sixth Street, branch established on 1996/12/09. Info updated 2006/05/05: Bank assets: $278.8 mil, Deposits: $227.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation Of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Brainerd Savings and Loan Association, A Federal Association: Brainerd Savings And Loan Association, A Federal Association at 524 S 6th Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $45.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brainerd Branch at 424 West Washington Street, branch established on 1979/10/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bremer Bank, National Association: at 321 South 7th Street, branch established on 1889/09/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $340.8 mil, Deposits: $282.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • The First National Bank of Deerwood: Brainerd Office Branch at 611 Washington St Ne, branch established on 2008/12/01. Info updated 2009/09/02: Bank assets: $230.1 mil, Deposits: $194.5 mil, headquarters in Deerwood, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Deerwood Bancshares, Inc.
  • Unity Bank: Brainerd Office at 724 West Washington Street, branch established on 2009/01/02. Info updated 2008/07/23: Bank assets: $192.0 mil, Deposits: $176.1 mil, headquarters in Rush City, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Kimberly Leasing Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Brainerd Branch at 320 South Sixth Street, branch established on 1881/10/11. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Peoples National Bank of Mora: Brainerd Branch at 601 West Washington Street, branch established on 1999/03/08. Info updated 2009/09/04: Bank assets: $156.9 mil, Deposits: $136.3 mil, headquarters in Mora, MN, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Brainerd:

Marital status in Brainerd, MN
  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 33.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Brainerd:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brainerd
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Brainerd (Brainerd, Minnesota Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Brainerd, MN (based on Crow Wing County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,48723
Catholic10,75113
Evangelical Protestant9,07349
Other5874
None28,602-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Crow Wing County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Crow Wing County:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crow Wing County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Crow Wing County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Crow Wing County:

8.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brainerd:

46.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Brainerd:

28.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brainerd:

19.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brainerd:

11.1%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Brainerd:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Brainerd:

33.9%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brainerd, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$147,359$68,0120$0
Streets and Highways 11$62,694$68,3930$0
Parks and Recreation 9$38,382$51,1763$425
Other Government Administration 9$57,266$76,3558$4,421
Firefighters 8$46,474$69,71132$10,535
Airports 7$21,091$36,1560$0
Police - Other 6$28,508$57,0164$2,108
Transit 1$5,058$60,6960$0
Financial Administration 1$8,492$101,9040$0
Fire - Other 1$4,356$52,2720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 79$419,680$63,74947$17,489

Brainerd government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $8,850,000 ($659.07)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,130,000 ($1350.16)
    Water Utilities: $5,411,000 ($402.96)
    Sewerage: $4,896,000 ($364.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,803,000 ($283.21)
    Police Protection: $3,638,000 ($270.93)
    General - Other: $2,291,000 ($170.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,536,000 ($114.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,109,000 ($82.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,001,000 ($74.55)
    Air Transportation: $975,000 ($72.61)
    Central Staff Services: $915,000 ($68.14)
    Transit Utilities: $910,000 ($67.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $384,000 ($28.60)
    Libraries: $219,000 ($16.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $110,000 ($8.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($7.67)
    General Public Buildings: $97,000 ($7.22)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($6.11)
    Parking Facilities: $15,000 ($1.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,133,000 ($84.38)
    Corporate Bonds: $552,000 ($41.11)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $401,000 ($29.86)
    Benefit Payments: $372,000 ($27.70)
    Other Investments - Other: $78,000 ($5.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $659,000 ($49.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $76,000 ($5.66)
    Transit Utilities: $65,000 ($4.84)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($4.62)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($2.98)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($1.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($1.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,953,000 ($666.74)

Brainerd government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,531,000 ($411.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,030,000 ($76.71)
    Other: $867,000 ($64.57)
    Air Transportation: $749,000 ($55.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $250,000 ($18.62)
    Parking Facilities: $31,000 ($2.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $209,000 ($15.56)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-68,000 ($-5.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,071,000 ($154.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,507,000 ($112.23)
    Transit Utilities: $780,000 ($58.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,207,000 ($164.36)
    Special Assessments: $1,168,000 ($86.98)
    Interest Earnings: $1,059,000 ($78.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $237,000 ($17.65)
    Sale of Property: $73,000 ($5.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,879,000 ($1331.47)
    Water Utilities: $5,256,000 ($391.42)
    Transit Utilities: $153,000 ($11.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,764,000 ($1025.02)
    Electric Utilities: $967,000 ($72.01)
    Highways: $683,000 ($50.86)
    General Local Government Support: $277,000 ($20.63)
    Water Utilities: $274,000 ($20.41)
    Sewerage: $202,000 ($15.04)
  • Tax - Property: $5,591,000 ($416.37)
    Other License: $324,000 ($24.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $104,000 ($7.75)

Brainerd government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,412,000 ($2637.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,096,000 ($2166.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,316,000 ($470.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,811,000 ($358.28)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,187,000 ($237.34)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,624,000 ($120.94)

Brainerd government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000 ($0.74)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $659,000 ($49.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,371,000 ($1963.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,974,000 ($817.25)

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, MN  0.89% ($47,082 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.61% ($91,860)
from Morrison County, MN  0.32% ($35,110)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cass County, MN  0.82% ($69,052 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($67,387)
to Morrison County, MN  0.24% ($39,508)
Businesses in Brainerd, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance2
Caribou Coffee1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Nissan1
FedEx3Papa John's Pizza1
GNC1Payless1
Goodwill2Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS5
KFC1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brainerd:

  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KVBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brainerd:

  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • K216FS (91.1 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • K204ES (88.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K208BQ (89.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brainerd:

  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KLKS-LP (Channel 46; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K74CM (Channel 74; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BLUE GRASS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Brainerd fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 217ft / 65.5mTotal length
  • $45,000,000Total costs
  • 75,664Total average daily traffic
  • 2,311Total average daily truck traffic
  • 88,605Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brainerd, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brainerd, MN
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brainerd)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brainerd, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brainerd)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 75 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brainerd)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 101. The highest number of reported fires - 130 took place in 2002, and the least - 66 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Brainerd, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.2%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brainerd, MN
    • 72142.2%Structure Fires
    • 62536.5%Outside Fires
    • 35020.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 140.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brainerd, MN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brainerd, MN
  • 88.4%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brainerd, MN
  • 53.4%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 4.2%Other fuel
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Brainerd compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Brainerd on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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