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Population in 2012: 13,517 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 

Males: 6,455  (47.8%)
Females: 7,062  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  32.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,146 (it was $26,901 in 2000)
Brainerd:

$29,146
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,059

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,517 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Brainerd:

$107,517
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,440; Detached houses: $145,426; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,412; In 2-unit structures: $134,318; Mobile homes: $20,809

Median gross rent in 2012: $618.

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  • White alone - 12,686 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 320 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 261 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 145 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 125 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 72 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brainerd: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.9%), Norwegian (11.3%), Irish (10.0%), English (6.0%), French (4.9%), Swedish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1873

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 7.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,695 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brainerd:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brainerd city:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

304 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.4% Africa, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Brainerd, Minnesota as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Brainerd to the number of sex offenders is 3,379 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $873 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $878 (0.8%)

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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) .

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

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Latitude: 46.36 N, Longitude: 94.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,616 (+48.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,963 (50.9%)

Area code: 218

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Crime rates in Brainerd by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010000010000
per 100,000 0.07.40.00.00.00.00.07.30.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2123241718N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 147.6171.1178.9122.9130.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 474587234152
per 100,000 28.152.129.836.157.850.814.621.829.27.336.514.6
Assaults 433538494351424541343336
per 100,000 302.2260.3283.2354.2310.9370.2305.9327.7299.4246.8241.0262.1
Burglaries 17413815511912311579988377118103
per 100,000 1222.81026.31155.3860.1889.2834.8575.3713.6606.1558.8861.6750.0
Thefts 720719740761691555422489419464532575
per 100,000 5059.75347.35515.45500.54995.74029.03073.33560.83059.73367.43884.64186.7
Auto thefts 675657485445222617172117
per 100,000 470.8416.5424.8346.9390.4326.7160.2189.3124.1123.4153.3123.8
Arson N/A153248815644211
per 100,000 N/A111.6238.5346.957.8108.943.729.129.214.57.37.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.7) 433.8455.7460.5412.9403.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Brainerd, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +340 (+2.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Brainerd-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 1% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crow Wing County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Brainerd:

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

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Local government website: www.ci.brainerd.mn.us

College/University in Brainerd:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Full-time enrollment: 2,341; Location: 501 West College Drive; Public; Website: WWW.CLCMN.EDU)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brainerd:

  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 54 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,740)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 56 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 56 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 57 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Bemidji State University (about 85 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 92 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 4,104)

Private elementary/middle schools in Brainerd:

  • ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 817 JUNIPER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF BRAINERD (Students: 36; Location: 315 N 6TH ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • OAK STREET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 2910 OAK ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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.

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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).

 
Crow Wing County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

24.5
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.59

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

CROW WING ESTATES (Address: 6388 Estate Circle Drive , Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-27-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and OCT-08-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2004), Fed FAO issued (SEP-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2004), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-03-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-19-2003 to JUN-12-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2003), Fed FAO issued (SEP-20-2004), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-01-1996 to DEC-01-1996), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1997)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LONG JOHN SILVER (Address: 18196 Highway 371 North , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-03-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-03-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2002), St Boil Water Order (SEP-03-2002)
VACATIONLAND FAMILY FUN PARK (Address: 17568 Highway 371 North , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2006)
NORTH STAR CAMP (Address: 11287 Eagleview Drive NE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2001), St Boil Water Order (AUG-15-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-15-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2001)
NISSWA FAMILY FUN CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-27-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-27-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005)
TWIN OAKS RESORT (Address: 15114 Nokay Lake Road NE , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-04-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2001), St Boil Water Order (SEP-04-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-04-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-04-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2001)
LAZY ACRES TRAILER PARK (Address: 19951 See Gull Road , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-06-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-31-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2002), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-31-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-22-1998), St Formal NOV issued (APR-22-1998), St Public Notif requested (APR-22-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-22-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-22-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OJIBWA PARK CONDOMINIUMS (Address: 8997 Dorthy Avenue , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-05-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-05-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-05-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-05-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-1998)

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

  • PAUL BUNYAN LAND (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNDANCE SHELL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOREY'S FISH HOUSE (Address: P.O. Box 2508, Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SULLIVAN'S RESORT AND CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILD RICE DEPOT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NIEMEYER'S RUGGED RIVER RESORT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD WATERFALL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHLAND CENTER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TICKI HUT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.3%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.1% for Black residents, 69.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 55.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brainerd, MN

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

Brainerd compared to Minnesota state average:

Brainerd, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brainerd, Minnesota:

  • Best Western Paul Bunyan Inn, 1800 Fairview Dr N, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (218) 829-3571
  • Cragun's Conference Center, 2001 Pne BCH, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (218) 829-3591, Fax: (218) 829-9188
  • Econo Lodge, 2655 Hwy 371 S, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (218) 828-0027
  • Brainerd Days Inn, 1630 Fairview Dr N, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (218) 829-0391
  • Ramada Inn, 2115 S 6TH St, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (888) 562-2944
  • Madden's On Gull Lake Resort And Conference Center, 11266 Pine Bch Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401 , Phone: (218) 829-2811, Fax: (218) 829-6583
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brainerd, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Brainerd travel time to work - commute


Brainerd mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.62%
Here68.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents43.4%29.6%7.0%3.1%2.9%
Congregations17.4%17.4%10.1%5.8%4.3%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.1%1.7%1.5%1.2%7.4%
Congregations5.8%4.3%2.9%2.9%29.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Crow Wing County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Crow Wing County:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This 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%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$14,187$56,7480$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,639$69,8348$4,650
Police Protection - Officers 25$125,456$60,2190$0
Police - Other 7$26,411$45,2766$5,641
Firefighters 9$43,045$57,39339$10,598
Streets and Highways 21$87,796$50,1690$0
Airports 5$19,935$47,8441$2,371
Parks and Recreation 14$51,002$43,7160$0
Electric Power 12$63,075$63,0750$0
Transit 1$3,987$47,8440$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,801$52,8060$0
Totals for Government 101$455,334$54,09954$23,260

Brainerd government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $17,239,000 ($1275.36)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,232,000 ($978.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,122,000 ($304.95)
    Police Protection: $3,141,000 ($232.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,563,000 ($115.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,430,000 ($105.79)
    Sewerage: $1,342,000 ($99.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,290,000 ($95.44)
    General - Other: $1,191,000 ($88.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,119,000 ($82.78)
    Financial Administration: $729,000 ($53.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000 ($35.51)
    Central Staff Services: $462,000 ($34.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($21.31)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($6.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $489,000 ($36.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,811,000 ($503.88)

Brainerd government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $2,888,000 ($213.66)
    All Other: $2,198,000 ($162.61)
    Sewerage: $1,262,000 ($93.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $433,000 ($32.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,876,000 ($730.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $275,000 ($20.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,019,000 ($223.35)
    Special Assessments: $1,097,000 ($81.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $288,000 ($21.31)
    Interest Earnings: $217,000 ($16.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,655,000 ($1084.19)
    Water Utilities: $3,894,000 ($288.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,995,000 ($221.57)
    Highways: $1,753,000 ($129.69)
    All Other: $1,680,000 ($124.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $447,000 ($33.07)
    Public Welfare: $292,000 ($21.60)
  • Tax - Property: $2,566,000 ($189.84)
    NEC: $590,000 ($43.65)
    Other License: $540,000 ($39.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $243,000 ($17.98)

Brainerd government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,865,000 ($1173.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,977,000 ($960.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,888,000 ($213.66)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $825,000 ($61.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $825,000 ($61.03)

Brainerd government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,401,000 ($399.57)

7.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Crow Wing County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, MN  0.99% ($33,629 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.87% ($62,261)
from Anoka County, MN  0.37% ($81,376)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, MN  0.91% ($39,462 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.65% ($31,773)
to Stearns County, MN  0.25% ($25,070)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Brainerd fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 61 meters (200ft)
Total average daily traffic: 53,664
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,451
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 66,100

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brainerd)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brainerd, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (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: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brainerd)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 76 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brainerd)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 119
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Brainerd


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brainerd, MN
Businesses in Brainerd, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's2
Caribou Coffee1New Balance2
Dairy Queen1Nike1
FedEx3Papa John's Pizza1
GNC1Payless1
Goodwill2Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS5
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
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