Crow Wing Township is situated at the entrance to the Brainerd-Baxter area and the internationally famous lakes and resort area but is not directly affected by the tourist and recreation industry to the north.
The economic impact of all the tourist activity largely passes by the township, even though the regional economy is influenced by these expanding industries.
On the other hand, the township is directly impacted by economic growth in the Brainerd-Baxter region. Employees of this region may seek housing opportunities in the township, and many residents work in Brainerd or Baxter.
The median household income in the township has grown significantly in the last 20 years. Between 2000 and 2010, there was almost a 62 percent increase in the median household income, and since 2010, it has again increased by 3.3 percent.
Today, the median household income for the township is $61,696 and the county is slightly less at $50,893.
There are 1,093 (16 and over) residents in the labor force, with educational services; and health care and social assistance category being the leading industry. Since 2010, several industries have seen
growth including retail trade; manufacturing; educational services; health care and social assistance; ag, forestry, fishing and hunting; and mining seeing the largest increase.
There have also been declines since 2010 in the construction; finance and insurance; real estate; rental and leasing; and public administration industries.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact any of the board members - numbers are listed on the Town Board Officer page.
Crow Wing Township Comprehensive Plan Open Item