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0.16% decline
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The economy of Brainerd, MN employs 6,204 people. The economy of Brainerd, MN is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.61; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brainerd, MN are Retail trade (1,129), Healthcare & Social Assistance (962), and Accommodation & Food Service (870), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($37,708), and Educational Services ($36,855).

Median household income in Brainerd, MN is $32,154. Males in Brainerd, MN have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,868. The income inequality of Brainerd, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Brainerd, MN. In Crow Wing County, MN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,834. Beltrami County, MN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Minnesota.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Brainerd, MN is from the county of Crow Wing County, MN.

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Brainerd, MN is home to a population of 13,440 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Brainerd, MN is composed of 12,300 White residents (91.5%), 337 Hispanic residents (2.51%), 267 Native residents (1.99%), 253 Black residents (1.88%), and 238 Two+ residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Brainerd, MN are French (71 speakers), Spanish (55 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (51 speakers), but compared to other places, Brainerd, MN has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (51 speakers), Other Native North American (19 speakers), and French (71 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Brainerd, MN awarded 960 degrees. The student population of Brainerd, MN is skewed towards females, with 455 male students and 505 female students. Most students in Brainerd, MN are White (891 and 92.8%), followed by Two or more races (19 and 1.98%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 1.46%), and Black or African American (14 and 1.46%). The largest universities in Brainerd, MN by number of graduates are Central Lakes College-Brainerd (960 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Brainerd, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (332 and 34.6%), Registered Nursing (75 and 7.81%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (19 and 1.98%). The median tuition costs in Brainerd, MN are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Brainerd, MN is $106,400, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $106,200 to $106,400, a 0.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Brainerd, MN is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Brainerd, MN have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brainerd, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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