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"Land Of Lakes & Pines"
Location of Emilywithin Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Location of Emily
within Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
 • Total 36.06 sq mi (93.39 km2)
 • Land 29.98 sq mi (77.65 km2)
 • Water 6.08 sq mi (15.74 km2)
1,293 ft (394 m)
 • Total 813
 • Estimate 
 • Density 28.02/sq mi (10.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-19286
GNIS feature ID 0656158

Emily is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 813 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Minnesota State Highway 6 and Crow Wing County Road 1 are the main routes in the community.


The city of Emily was named after Emily Christie, a girl born soon after the city's founding who went on to a distinguished and unknown career. It was platted in November 1905. It was incorporated in March 1957. The post office at Emily began in 1900.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.08 square miles (93.45 km2), of which 30.00 square miles (77.70 km2) is land and 6.08 square miles (15.75 km2) is water. Emily is located in the northeast part of Crow Wing County.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 351
1970 386 10.0%
1980 588 52.3%
1990 613 4.3%
2000 847 38.2%
2010 813 −4.0%
2019 (est.) 840 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 813 people, 368 households, and 237 families living in the city. The population density was 27.1 inhabitants per square mile (10.5/km2). There were 1,055 housing units at an average density of 35.2 per square mile (13.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 368 households, of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 52.8 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

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