Brainerd, MN 56401 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56401: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Brainerd, MN 56401

Acceptable Alternative
Baxter, MN 56401
E Gull Lake, MN 56401
East Gull Lake, MN 56401

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,199
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,000
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,035
  • County: Crow Wing County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.342, Longitude -94.142
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56401 has segments in 2 Counties (Cass, Crow Wing).

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Brainerd, MN 56401 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,596
Population in Households 30,037
Population in Familes 23,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 12,516
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,781 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,735 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,129 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $178,993
Average Home Value $227,984


Median Household Income $47,444
Average Household Income $59,879
Per Capita Income $24,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.4%
Households 0.42% 0.38%
Families 0.32% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brainerd, MN 56401 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56401 to the other 880 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 95th
Population Density1 # 258 71st
Diversity Index2 # 448 49th
Median Household Income # 666 24th
Per Capita Income # 730 17th

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