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Ideal is a township in Crow Wing County, in the Brainerd metro area.
The latitude of Ideal is 46.671N. The longitude is -94.218W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 950.
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31% of Ideal residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ideal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ideal was $29,697, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Ideal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ideal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,139.
Crow Wing County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ideal political report.
The average commute time for Ideal workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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