Brainerd Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Brainerd, MN

General Brainerd Information

State: Minnesota

County: Crow Wing County

Close cities: Fort Ripley, MN, Pillager, MN, Brainerd, MN, Merrifield, MN, Riverton, MN, Lake Shore, MN, Nisswa, MN, Baxter, MN, East Gull Lake, MN

Brainerd Population (census data)
Total 13,724 (+3.8% since 2000)
Male 6,307 (46.0%)
Female 7,417 (54.0%)

Population Density: 1,721 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 81.2 (US Avg is 100)

Brainerd Elevation: 1,210 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1873

Land Area: 7.97 square miles

Median Household Income: $31,104

Zip Codes: 56401, and 56425.

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Brainerd Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (95.4%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (32.9%)
  • Norwegian (16.6%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • Swedish (10.1%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • Polish (5.1%)

Local Brainerd Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Minnesota Twins
NFL Football: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
NBA Basketball: Minnesota Timberwolves
NHL Hockey: Minnesota Wild
NCAA Sports: University of Minnesota,

Brainerd School Information

High Schools
Brainerd Senior High (702 South 5th Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Elementary Schools
Garfield Elementary (1120 10th Avenue NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Harrison Elementary (1515 Oak Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Lincoln Elementary (604 South 6th Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Lowell Elementary (704 NE 3rd Avenue, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Riverside Elementary (220 NW 3rd Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Whittier Elementary (604 N 7th Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Baxter Youth Shelter (1777 Highway 18 E, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
Brainerd Early Childhood Special Education (315 Charles Street, Brainerd, MN, 55401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
ISD 181 Learning Center (311 10th Avenue NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)
MN Learning Center (1777 Highway 18 E, Brainerd, MN, 56401 - Brainerd Public School District District)

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