Brainerd is a town in Minnesota with approximately 13,000 residents. Families with young children are customary, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in Minnesota. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. The city boasts a relatively affordable average rent of $716 per month, which is $275 less than the state average.
Brainerd residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Brainerd workers earn an average annual income of just over $50K, less than the state average. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Brainerd has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (9%). Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Brainerd residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 43% of workers, while public transportation is not used widely. Riding a bike is the second-most favored method of commuting to work, chosen by 1% of commuters. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
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