Brainard, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Brainard, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Brainard had a population of 314 as of July 1, 2018. Brainard ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brainard is located at latitude 41.1816 and longitude -97.0022 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brainard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,673 feet.

The Village of Brainard (GNIS ID: 2398169) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Brainard is located within Township of Oak Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brainard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Brainard, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 314
Population in Households 314
Population in Familes 264
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 950
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $52,489
Average Household Income $60,602
Per Capita Income $26,553


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $133,889
Average Home Value $154,600


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.6% -0.91%
Households -0.49% -0.84%
Families 1.04% -1.04%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Brainard, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brainard to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 275 52nd
Population Density # 248 57th
Diversity Index # 549 6th
Median Household Income # 270 54th
Per Capita Income # 389 33rd

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