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Breezy Point
Location of Breezy Pointwithin Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Location of Breezy Point
within Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
 • Total 12.85 sq mi (33.28 km2)
 • Land 11.72 sq mi (30.37 km2)
 • Water 1.13 sq mi (2.92 km2)
1,230 ft (375 m)
 • Total 2,346
 • Estimate 
 • Density 205.80/sq mi (79.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-07516
GNIS feature ID 0649244

Breezy Point is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,346 at the 2010 census.


The city of Breezy Point is best known for being the home to a resort of the same name on land acquired in 1921 by millionaire publicist Wilfred Hamilton Fawcett, owner of Fawcett Publications, and creator of the famous Whiz Bang Magazine. His personal home, Fawcett House, is on rental to the public.

With the resort community growing as a result of Fawcett's actions, a village was incorporated in 1939 with the name of Pelican Lakes. It was renamed to Breezy Point in 1969.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.56 square miles (42.89 km2), of which 13.20 square miles (34.19 km2) is land and 3.36 square miles (8.70 km2) is water. Main routes include County Roads 4, 11, and 39.

Breezy Point is part of the Brainerd Lakes Area.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 114
1950 154 35.1%
1960 134 −13.0%
1970 233 73.9%
1980 384 64.8%
1990 432 12.5%
2000 979 126.6%
2010 2,346 139.6%
2019 (est.) 2,413 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,346 people, 904 households, and 681 families living in the city. The population density was 177.7 inhabitants per square mile (68.6/km2). There were 1,797 housing units at an average density of 136.1 per square mile (52.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 904 households, of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.


Pequot Lakes Public Schools is the public school district. Pequot Lakes High School is the district's high school.

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