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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,901
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brainerd demographic reports
Brainerd is on the Mississippi River.
Former and merged names include:
· Crow Wing
· The Crossing
A lumber camp was established here by the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 66. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Fargo"
Setting for Paul Bunyan tales
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee
Local festivals include:
  • Crow Wing County Fair - July 31-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Latino Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Old Farm Pioneer Village Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brainerd web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Crow Wing State Park, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Whitefish Chain of Lakes
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Crow Wing County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Central Lakes College-Brainerd

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

14% of Brainerd residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brainerd, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.


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Libraries in Brainerd include Brainerd Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brainerd include Brainerd Dispatch

TV stations in Brainerd include KAWB.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBPN., KBPR.

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Crow Wing County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brainerd political report.

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Traffic

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.

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Hotels in Brainerd include Ramada Inn.

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