Brainerd demographics profile

StatisticBrainerdMinnesotaNational
Population13,4405,450,868318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,1086291
Median age32.737.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1861%45%43%
Speak English98%89%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%
Brainerd, MN has a population of 13,440 and is the 3,113th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,108 per sq mi which is 1691% higher than the Minnesota average and 1123% higher than the national average. The median age in Brainerd is 33 which is approximately 13% lower than the Minnesota average of 38. In Brainerd, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 73% of Brainerd residents were born in Minnesota, 24% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Brainerd is 1691% higher than Minnesota.
  • The median age in Brainerd is 13% lower than Minnesota.
  • In Brainerd 93.71% of the population is White.
  • In Brainerd 1.88% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Brainerd 0.23% of the population is Asian.

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Brainerd population breakdown by race

RaceBrainerdMinnesotaNational
White93.71%84.34%73.35%
Black or African American1.88%5.70%12.63%
Asian0.23%4.53%5.22%
American Indian2.27%1.04%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.80%2.72%3.06%
Other race0.10%1.62%4.75%
In Brainerd, 2.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Brainerd, MN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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