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The City of Aitkin had a population of 2,161 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Aitkin is located at latitude 46.5296 and longitude -93.7059 in Aitkin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aitkin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aitkin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Aitkin (GNIS ID: 2393894) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aitkin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aitkin: City of Aitkin.

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Aitkin, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,161
Daytime Population: Workers 2,939
Daytime Population: Residents 1,118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,057
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.88
Population in Households 2,015
Population in Familes 1,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 980
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $38,411
Average Household Income $55,344
Per Capita Income $24,505


Total Housing Units 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $143,354
Average Home Value $180,157


Total Households 934
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 527
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 -0.03% -0.08%
Households -0.03% -0.09%
Families 1.21% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Aitkin, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aitkin to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 250 72nd
Population Density # 292 68th
Diversity Index # 514 43rd
Median Household Income # 845 7th
Per Capita Income # 746 18th

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