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 (14.65%), office and administrative support (12.50%), and sales jobs (10.96%).

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 of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.96 minutes getting to work every day.

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

The percentage of adults in Aitkin with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.28% of adults in Aitkin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aitkin in 2010 was $23,844, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,376 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 Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

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

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