Brainerd, Minnesota Population 2020

13,651
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Brainerd is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 13,651, it is the 81st largest city in Minnesota and the 2460th largest city in the United States. Brainerd is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,590 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Brainerd has a population density of 1,123 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brainerd is $50,320 with a poverty rate of 19.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $115,300. The median age in Brainerd is 33.8 years, 32.3 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.

Brainerd Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brainerd was:

  • White: 92.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Black or African American: 2.48%
  • Native American: 1.78%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brainerd, Minnesota is 13,651, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,465.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,590.

Brainerd, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202095,9227570.79%
201995,1657570.80%
201894,4087570.80%
201793,6518970.96%
201692,7548360.90%
201591,9182670.29%
201491,6511750.19%
201391,4762680.29%
201291,2081600.18%
201191,048-214-0.24%
201091,2620.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,37992.46%
Two or More Races3572.67%
Black or African American3322.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native2381.78%
Asian470.35%
Some Other Race360.27%
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Brainerd Population Pyramid 2020

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Brainerd Median Age

33.8


Total

32.3


Male

35


Female

Brainerd Adults

There are 10,058 adults, (2,051 of whom are seniors) in Brainerd.

Brainerd Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Brainerd Sex Ratio

Female

7,108

53.09%

Male

6,281

46.91%

Brainerd Households and Families

Brainerd Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brainerd Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male54.6%45.4%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family37.4%62.6%
Female30.9%69.1%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9272.1449.4
Non Family3,0261.2237.4
Married1,5523.1482.5
Female9333.0230.9
Male4163.1754.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

12.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Brainerd Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1441.66%
9th to 12th Grade6567.55%
High School Graduate2,78832.08%
Some College2,54729.31%
Associates Degree1,15713.31%
Bachelors Degree90910.46%
Graduate Degree4895.63%
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Brainerd Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1237,4281,349
Black25522624
Native American957915
Multiple Races896210
Hispanic7041
Asian4743
Other Race3636

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.61%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,887$34,005$23,987
Less Than High School$24,057$33,750$22,697
High School Grad$25,138$30,616$18,026
Some College$28,009$33,093$23,098
Bachelors Degree$42,407$54,837$39,750
Graduate Degree$47,159$66,250$42,330

$28,887

Average Earnings

$34,005

Average Male

$23,987

Average Female

Brainerd Language

Brainerd Language by Age

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Brainerd Language

97.39% of Brainerd residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Brainerd Poverty

Brainerd Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,6732,21218.95%
Multiple33014243.03%
Native19910452.26%
Black3109630.97%

19.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

23.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brainerd

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brainerd is Native, with 52.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brainerd is White, with 18.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.33%.

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Name Poverty
High School23.87%
Some College19.10%
Less Than High School16.60%
Bachelors or Greater1.91%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed52.81%
Female Employed16.83%
Male Employed5.49%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Brainerd Income

Brainerd Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,415$50,320
Families$43,086$65,909
Married Families$61,538-
Non Families$24,531$32,564
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Brainerd Marital Status

Brainerd Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Brainerd Married by Age and Sex

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Brainerd Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brainerd Marital Status by Race

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Brainerd Veterans

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902

Number of Veterans

783

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam190
Second Gulf War151
First Gulf War136
Korea124
World War II76
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Age Group Veterans
75+262
35 to 54257
55 to 64174
65 to 74113
18 to 3496
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8298.83%
Black258.01%
2 or More1812.41%
Other1541.67%
Indian1511.19%

Brainerd Veterans by Education

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9.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brainerd Employment Status

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.31%

Born in Minnesota

97.89%

Native Born

2.11%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.89% of Brainerd residents were born in the United States, with 77.31% having been born in Minnesota. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,651930.69%
201913,558930.69%
201813,465700.52%
201713,395930.70%
201613,302-29-0.22%
201513,331-66-0.49%
201413,397-55-0.41%
201313,452-51-0.38%
201213,503-37-0.27%
201113,540-51-0.38%
201013,5914130.31%
200013,1788250.65%
199012,3538640.73%
198011,489-178-0.15%
197011,667-1,231-1.00%
196012,8982610.20%
195012,6375660.46%
194012,0711,8501.68%
193010,2216300.64%
19209,5911,0651.18%
19108,5261,0021.26%
19007,5241,8212.81%
18905,7030.00%