Brainard, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Brainard had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Brainard, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 324
Daytime Population: Workers 196
Daytime Population: Residents 133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 329
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 324
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 980
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $52,600
Average Household Income $61,358
Per Capita Income $26,941


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $130,357
Average Home Value $163,911


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.94%
Households -0.09% -0.81%
Families 1.6% -0.8%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 272 53rd
Population Density # 236 59th
Diversity Index # 556 5th
Median Household Income # 253 57th
Per Capita Income # 353 39th

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