Living in Brainerd, MN

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Brainerd SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Brainerd, MN Crime Report

514
Total Crimes
3,834.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
49.30%
Above National Average

Brainerd, MN Cost Of Living

95
Brainerd's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Brainerd, Minnesota Info Snack

Coordinates: 46°2129N 94°1203W / 46.35806°N 94.20083°W / 46.35806; -94.20083
Population
13,389
Unemployment
2.4%
Poverty
20.0%
Median Home
$115,300
Median Income
$33,415
Median Rent
$715

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Rankings for Brainerd in Minnesota

Best Places Around Brainerd

1

Baxter, MN
Population 8,087

2

Little Falls, MN
Population 8,664

Map Of Brainerd, MN

Population over time in Brainerd

Year Population % Change
2017 13,389 -0.0%
2016 13,394 -0.3%
2015 13,440 -0.2%
2014 13,462 -0.4%
2013 13,521 -0.2%
2012 13,553 -0.4%
2011 13,609 -0.8%
2010 13,715 -0.2%
2009 13,741 -
Crime/100k Brainerd MN USA
Violent Crime 455.1 220.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 22.4 52.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 305.9 122.2 246.8
Property Crime 3379.6 1993.8 2199.5
Burglary 522.2 288.4 376.0
Larceny 2685.8 1524.8 1594.6
Car Theft 171.6 180.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Brainerd

White
90.9% (12,176)
African American
2.5% (332)
American Indian
1.5% (203)
Asian
0.4% (47)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (15)
Two Or More
2.6% (350)
Hispanic
2.0% (266)
Race Brainerd MN USA
White 90.9% 80.3% 61.1%
African American 2.5% 6.1% 12.3%
American Indian 1.5% 1.0% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 4.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.0% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Brainerd, Minnesota

Less than $10,000
6.8% (90,811)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.6% (128,084)
$15,000 to $24,999
21.1% (283,050)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (187,269)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.0% (200,371)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.5% (234,708)
$75,000 to $99,999
5.9% (79,064)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.2% (96,458)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.5% (20,104)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (18,975)
Income Brainerd MN USA
Less than $10,000 6.8% 4.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.6% 3.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 21.1% 7.8% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 8.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.0% 12.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.5% 18.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 5.9% 14.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.2% 17.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 7.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 7.1% 7.0%

Gender in Brainerd

Female
53.1% (7,108)
Male
46.9% (6,281)
Gender Brainerd MN USA
Female 53.1% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Brainerd for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (267)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,071)
High School / GED
32.0% (4,284)
Some College
29.0% (3,882)
Associate's Degree
13.0% (1,740)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (1,338)
Master's Degree
4.0% (535)
Professional Degree
1.0% (133)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (133)
Education Brainerd MN USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 4.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 13.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 23.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Brainerd

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

I grew up here still live here I've watched this town hit the gutter from instaling the bypass off 371 into baxter. This is the land of come on vacation leave on probation. Where the m**h is as cheap as the mexican border and the violence is there. Theres been alot of murders and alot of s*x offenders. Great place to visit not a place to raise a family

M**h, s*x offenders and snitches


HomeSnacks User

I grew up in Brainerd and have been amazed at the cultural community that has sprung up since I left home. I return every year and an amazed at all the big city perks in a small town. Of course, now that the money has gone to Bacter because of the highway 371 bypass it has hurt Brainerd economically. But the people are the tops and I am proud to be from Brainerd.

Since it is the tourist Mecca for up north, that is where people in the cities go to get away from the rat trap, crime, sirens constantly wailing etc for beauty and fun. There was plenty to do years ago when they didn't have all the perks. Swim in one of a thousand lakes in the Brainerd area

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