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Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Ann Eliza Brainerd Smith, author.
The latitude of Brainerd is 46.358N. The longitude is -94.2W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,217 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,722.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brainerd demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crow Wing County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56425 ZIP code.
29% of Brainerd residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brainerd ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brainerd was $15,744, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Brainerd residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Brainerd, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.
Libraries in Brainerd include Brainerd Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Brainerd include Brainerd Dispatch
TV stations in Brainerd include KAWB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBPN., KBPR.
Crow Wing County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brainerd political report.
The average commute time for Brainerd workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brainerd between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Brainerd include Ramada Inn.
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