Brainerd is a city located in Crow Wing County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Crow Wing County. With a 2020 population of 13,416, it is the 84th largest city in Minnesota and the 2499th largest city in the United States . Brainerd is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -1.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,590 in 2010. Brainerd reached it's highest population of 13,588 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Brainerd has a population density of 1,103 people per square mile.
The average household income in Brainerd is $50,723 with a poverty rate of 22.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $733 per month, and the median house value is $117,900. The median age in Brainerd is 35 years, 34 years for males, and 36 years for females.