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Brainard, Nebraska

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Welcome to Brainard ...

The village of Brainard is located in Butler County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Brainard has a population of 317 people<1> (see below for details).

Brainard is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Brainard lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Brainard: (402) & (531)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brainard had a population of 330 people. This makes Brainard the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Brainard represents 0.02% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 254th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 330 people, the population of Brainard decreased 5.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 351 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Brainard had an population of 317 people. This is a decrease of 3.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brainard.

Communities near Brainard ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Seward   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the South (S) of Brainard

Located in Seward County

Schuyler   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Brainard

Located in Colfax County

Wahoo   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Brainard

Located in Saunders County

David City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brainard

Valparaiso   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Brainard

Located in Saunders County

Bellwood   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brainard

Rising City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Brainard

Weston   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Brainard

Located in Saunders County

Prague   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brainard

Located in Saunders County

Staplehurst   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brainard

Located in Seward County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brainard.

Communities Also Named Brainard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Brainard - they are located in Alberta, California, Iowa, Kentucky and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brainard.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brainard. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brainard. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brainard.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brainard:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brainard ...

Looking for more information about Brainard? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brainard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brainard.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Butler County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brainard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Butler County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brainard.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brainard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brainard) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brainard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brainard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brainard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1832, Longitude: -97.0020     [Map].

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