Statewide Claims to Fame

Brainerd is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Income below poverty line

Brainerd is 14th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Brainerd is 20th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Residents younger than 5

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 13,517 75th 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 11.9 68th 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,141.5 96th 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 8.7% 20th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.5% 75th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.1% 44th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.8% 126th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 18.9% 121st 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 93.5% 44th 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.2% 91st 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.6% 14th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.3% 141st 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 117th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.0% 25th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.8% 116th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 92.4% 42nd 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 52.4% 26th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.9% 124th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 6,390 67th 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.6% 31st 21.6% 25.9%
Households 6,179 64th 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 49.9% 141st 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $120,700 129th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 2.1 134th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $19,611 141st $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $29,310 143rd $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.2% 3rd 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Brainerd Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,913 49th 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $254,235 64th $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $18,471 51st $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $38,564 42nd $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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