Aitkin, MN


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Aitkin is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,053 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Aitkin is the 244th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Aitkin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aitkin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aitkin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aitkin who work in food service (15.18%), sales jobs (14.89%), and office and administrative support (11.39%).

Of important note, Aitkin is also a city of artists. Aitkin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Aitkin’s character.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Aitkin is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Aitkin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Aitkin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Aitkin are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.36% of adults in Aitkin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Aitkin in 2010 was $23,858, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,432 for a family of four.

The people who call Aitkin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aitkin residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Aitkin include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Aitkin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

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