Brainerd is a city located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is within Crow Wing County lies at the north of the geographical center of Minnesota part of the Brainerd Metro Area. It has a total area of 12.64 square miles at 46°21′29″N 94°12′03″W. The elevation is 1,217 feet above sea level. As of the 2010 census data, it had a total population of 13,590. The population density was 1,100/sq mi. Recent job growth is positively increased by 0.68 percent. The average travel time is 19 minutes. It has Zip code 56401.