Brainerd is located close to the center of Minnesota. Brainerd is between the Crow Wing, Cass county. Brainerd has 11.90 square miles of land area and 0.73 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Brainerd population is 13,521, which has grown 2.60% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 9.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Brainerd median household income is $32,169 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.58% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 29.12% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Brainerd median house value is $110,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 55.37% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 51.31% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Brainerd is much better than the state average in quality. The Brainerd area code is 218.