Aitkin County


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Aitkin County, Minnesota

209 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-7350
Fax: (218) 927-4535
www.co.aitkin.mn.us

In east-central MN, west of Duluth; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Cass and Itasca counties. Name Origin: For William Alexander Aitkin (c. 1787-1851), a local fur trader

Area (sq mi):: 1995.31 (land 1819.30; water 176.01) Population per square mile: 8.90
Population 2005: 16,174 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 23.10% Population 2000: 15,301 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 46.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,848; median household $31,139; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,331-$23,176
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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From 1991 until his death last fall, Michael Ryan provided the leadership necessary to support the expansion and enhancement of health care services in rural Aitkin County.
The first owl was west of Duluth, in Aitkin County, on the morning of 12 March 2005.
The second round of 12 communities announced today includes: Aitkin County, Bagley, Fairmont, Grand Rapids Area, Kimball, Montevideo, Pope County, Princeton, Stevens County, Thief River Falls, Watonwan County, and Willmar.